Independent peer review of the NSW Floodplain Harvesting Policy
The department, together with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, commissioned an independent peer review of the implementation of the NSW Floodplain Harvesting Policy (the policy) in northern NSW.
The key aim of the review was to provide transparency and give confidence to stakeholders that the technical information and processes used would support policy implementation.
The independent reviewers were engaged in 2018 to assess the policy and the modelling undertaken. The Floodplain Harvesting Independent Review (PDF, 1419.81 KB) provided recommendations for improvement, including 16 key recommendations and 48 other recommendations that follow five key themes.
The department accepted these recommendations in full and responded to them in the Floodplain Harvesting Action Plan (PDF, 421.67 KB). The action plan details how we will implement the recommendations of the independent review and reinforces key priorities in the delivery and implementation of the NSW Floodplain Harvesting Policy.
Tony Weber is a leading practitioner in the catchment modelling and water quality field in Australia. Prior to joining Alluvium, he worked at BMT WBM for 13 years where he led the water quality discipline across their Australian operations. Tony has over 27 years of experience in the water industry, delivering a range of catchment modelling, water-sensitive urban design, integrated water management, water quality and stormwater management projects.
Greg Claydon has extensive water industry and natural resources management knowledge, experience, and achievements, built on his roles as a senior executive with Queensland and Western Australia state government water, environment, and natural resources agencies. He is recognised at state, national, and international levels for his work in water and natural resources reforms.