BARNABY Joyce has poured water on claims he did not make reports to the Prime Minister in his time as special drought envoy.
The New England MP made headlines on Friday when it was revealed he did not produce a final report.
He maintains at least four written representations were made to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, while the government languished on water security.
"The biggest impediment to building dams is the government itself," Mr Joyce said.
"I would have liked to do an audit of all the regulations that are holding up the construction of dams and just say to both state and federal government that these have got to go.
"Or, all you're going to have between now and the next election is a talk-fest about building dams without actually building one."
Water Minister Melinda Pavey's $23 million spend on a report to make Dungowan Dam shovel ready is one of Mr Joyce's biggest gripes.
He argues he made at least one hundred representations to the Prime Minister about economic stimulus for towns, the Farm Household Allowance, hay delivery and water storage projects.
"It is absurd that they are asking for $23 million merely to do reports for Dungowan Dam," he said.
"It's massively excessive, ridiculously excessive - it's designed to give people a job, not to get a dam built.
"It won't matter if you change governments because the same regulations will be in place."
The special drought envoy role was dropped in May, when Drought Minister David Littleproud took up the responsibilities in a cabinet reshuffle. There was no final report written as Mr Joyce said he did not know his role would be scrapped.
Mr Littleproud wrote to Parliament to announce no final report from Mr Joyce would be made public, as it didn't exist.
The Times requested the reports written by Mr Joyce as special drought envoy, but did not receive a response.