6 October 2023

The Independent Review Panel’s findings and recommendations

The Independent Review Panel appointed to conduct a review into the Maribyrnong River flood event on 14 October 2022 has handed down its report.

The review, led by former Federal and Victorian Supreme Court Judge the Honourable Tony Pagone AM KC examined the causes and contributors to the flood event in the urban catchment. We thank Justice Pagone and his Panel for their commitment during this process.

The Panel considered all 63 submissions made to the review and held public consultations in July this year where they heard from interested parties and members of the community detailing their experiences of the floods. Melbourne Water also attended and participated in the consultations.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the community, key stakeholders and agencies who contributed to the Panel’s work.

Report documents

The Independent Panel's Report and Melbourne Water’s responses are in the below documents. If you require these documents in an alternate format, or would like a hard copy posted to you, please contact us at [email protected] or on 131 722.

What's next

Melbourne Water will continue to work with the Panel to close out our questions of clarification. Melbourne Water will provide 6 and 12 month progress updates on implementation of the Panel’s recommendations via YourSay so please follow this page to receive those updates.

Related information

Melbourne Water media release, 6 October 2023, Maribyrnong River Flood Review Independent Panel report released

Maribyrnong river Flood Review project page on melbournewater.com.au