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Sustainability reviews 

We carry out systematic reviews to assess water and land management activities across our six major hydropower catchments. We do this to ensure that we manage our catchments sustainably, so that future generations will have access to healthy water resources. 


Assessments are made in consultation with stakeholders, and consider social, environmental and economic conditions and management practices. After a catchment has been assessed, a series of actions are recommended and evaluated.

We commit to which actions can be implemented and communicate to the community about these specific actions that lead to improved management of environmental and social values in the catchment.

We continue to evaluate and update our approach to catchment reviews so that we keep improving this important aspect of our environmental management

King and Yolande Sustainability Review 

The King and Yolande Sustainability Review is the fifth catchment review to be undertaken.

There are three power stations within the two catchments; John Butters (King catchment), Upper Lake Margaret and Lower Lake Margaret (both in the Yolande catchment).

King Catchment
This area is defined as Lake Burbury, and the King River from Crotty Dam to where it enters Macquarie Harbour.

Yolande Catchment
This area is defined as Lake Margaret and the Yolande River, above where the river joins the Henty River.

We recognise the need to manage the water we use for generating hydropower for multiple uses, and we understand the cultural heritage significance, wilderness values and recreational opportunities of the area. This review will allow us to identify where further information is required to sustainably manage this resource for the future.

You can find an overview of the environment, our operations and how people use the King and Yolande catchments in our King and Yolande Sustainability Review - Information Review.

Your opinion matters

As part of the King and Yolande Sustainability Review, we are inviting stakeholders and community members to have their say by completing our community survey. The survey is open to any person, group or business with an interest in the King and Yolande catchment area.

How do you get involved?
There are a number of ways to share your feedback:

  • Complete the survey online
  • Email us at
  • Call us on 1300 360 441 to obtain a copy of the survey
  • Contact us by the email or phone number above to arrange to meet up
We'll be at the West Coast Community Service Hub (Queenstown) on Wednesday 18 September, between 4.30pm - 6.30pm if you want to chat. You can also listen to 7SX, or find notices in The Advocate about the survey, or when our people will be in your local area.

The survey closes on Thursday 31 October 2019.

Sustainability review timeline

King and Yolande Sustainability Review timeline

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View our historical sustainability reviews here >

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