To assess the measures against IPART’s drought evaluation framework, we conducted our own analysis, consulted with a range of stakeholders, including insurers, farmers, peak bodies, and government agencies; and engaged an economic consultant to measure the economic benefits of each measure.
A measure complied with the drought framework if:
- It encourages self-reliance, drought preparedness and mutual responsibility, occurs where there is a clear role for government action, and is effective, efficient, equitable and effectively administered.
- It is complementary with other NSW Government programs.
- The net benefits of the program can be estimated.
We then ranked the measures according to their benefits.