The action helped protect and improve river health. The Macalister River target has been exceeded with 12,460 ML of high-reliability water and 6,229 ML of low-reliability water transferred to the environment through the Macalister River Environmental Entitlement 2010.
The Thomson River water recovery target has not been met and has been transferred to the Gippsland Region Sustainable Water Strategy.
A 2017 amendment to the Bulk entitlement (Thomson River-Environment) Order 2005 provides an additional 8 GL a year for the environment through a 3.9% share of inflows and additional 8 GL of storage capacity in Thomson Reservoir.
Action status (5-yearly assessment 2018): Achieved
Delivery period: May 2017