Claydon Review

In response to the first activation of the new Barwon-Darling ‘resumption of flows’ rule in January 2021, stakeholders asked for an examination of the department’s implementation of the rule, and also the newly implemented individual daily extraction components (IDECs) and active management. The department commissioned an independent review into how well the new rules were implemented and what improvements can be made. Greg Claydon delivered the review in September 2021:

WaterNSW also published a report of the January 2021 event which activated the ‘resumption of flows’ rule in the Barwon-Darling on their website.

Claydon Review Recommendations Implementation Project

After the Claydon Review was delivered, the department established the Claydon Review Recommendations Implementation Project (the project) to address the 19 key recommendations from the review. The department expects to have implemented most of the 19 key recommendations by mid-2023.

Updates on how the department has been implementing the 19 key recommendations are available here: