Over the last few weeks and months, our state has been unspeakably impacted by severe rain and ongoing floods. All across NSW, SES volunteers have been working around the clock to support their local communities. While the Inner West has been relatively fortunate, heavy rains and flash flooding have impacted thousands of residents and businesses and I pay particular respect and thanks to the resilient and hardworking local SES volunteers in the Ashfield-Leichhardt Unit and Marrickville Unit. As the worst of the wet weather hit, volunteers were putting their lives on the line to help their neighbours and fellow residents, clearing fallen trees, sandbagging homes and businesses, covering roofs that had blown open and unfortunately, rescuing vehicles from floodwaters. These heroes are the very best of us and I have had so many calls to my office praising their dedication and hard work. Thank you to all the SES volunteers in our local community. On behalf of the Inner West community, I extend my heartfelt gratitude and respect.