12.20

Progress

25%

Commenced.
Initial policy being developed.

That as part of the SREBA for the Beetaloo Sub-basin, a strategic SIA be conducted to obtain essential baseline data prior to the granting of any further production approvals.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Respecting community and culture
Project action
Conducting regional, social and cultural impact assessments
Lead agency
DENR

Action item update

Implementation progress

A framework for undertaking a Strategic Regional Environmental Baseline Assessment (SREBA) has been developed and a consultation draft will be released in late 2019 for public comment.  This framework will be finalised in early 2020 after public feedback has been considered.

When a SREBA is required for a specific region a Scope of Work will be approved by the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources.

The Scope of Works for the SREBA for the Beetaloo Sub-basin will be finalised in early 2020 and will include the requirement to undertake a strategic regional assessment.