As the state of Victoria prepares to deal with the effects of the floods, Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Monday that he would be providing additional funding to help individuals and communities.
He also said that he would be holding a press conference to discuss the $165 million emergency road repair program. This will allow emergency services and freight to travel freely across the state.
The package will cover the major works, such as the rebuilding of bridges and roads, in the areas most affected by the floods, such as the Lodden Valley, Hume, and Morwell regions.
As of Monday, over 300 roads in the state were still closed, but crews had already started work on thousands of potholes.
The $150 million package will help coordinate the clean-up efforts across the state, starting with the areas where flood levels peaked.
Andrews also announced that the government would be providing up to $42,250 to help individuals and families with the repairs and replacement of their homes.
Last week, around 3,000 people had already claimed the emergency payment that the government had provided. More than 11,000 applications had been made by Monday.
According to Andrews, the number of people who were forced to leave their homes could be as high as 12,000. He said that many of them had followed the advice of emergency services to leave their homes.
Andrews also said that more rain was expected to fall in the coming days, and it could potentially hit the northeast of the state by the end of the week.