NVIRP Expert Review Panel
Client: Northern Victorian Irrigation Renewal Project (NVIRP)
In order to meet the environmental approval conditions established for the renewal of the northern Victorian irrigation system, NVIRP was required to establish an Expert Review Panel. This panel is required to assess the adequacy of the Water Change Management Framework and associated documents including Environmental Watering Plans for waterways and wetlands across the project area.
Denis Flett of DG Consulting was appointed to chair this three person panel. This is a multi-disciplinary process which integrates ecological relationships with hydrology and assesses the consequences of hydrological changes. D G Consulting is providing hydrological knowledge to the panel as well as leadership to integrate the expert views into final advice to the Victorian Minister for Water, the Secretary of DSE and NVIRP.
The panel has already provided a range of advice and is continuing to assess key environmental documents as they are progressively produced.