Review of the Water for the Environment Special Account

A review of the Water for the Environment Special Account is underway.

This is the first of 2 reviews required under the Water Act 2007.

Independent panel

This review is being conducted by an independent 3-member panel appointed in mid-2019.

Panellists are:

  • Ms Sally Farrier (chair)
  • Mr Simon Lewis AO PSM
  • Ms Merran Kelsall FCPA FCA.

Focus of the review

The panel will consider whether allocated funds are enough to:

  • reach the target of 450 gigalitres of environmental water by 2024, and
  • ease or remove constraints to delivery of environmental water by 2024.

The review  will also consider whether the design of the projects is likely to be effective.

Terms of reference

You can download the terms of reference for the review.


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