Government approval for consultation on draft policy, guideline, framework, Bill.
That early engagement and communication of the findings of the strategic SIA be systematically undertaken with all potentially affected communities, all levels of government and potentially affected stakeholders, including Land Councils, to ensure that unintended consequences are limited, and that shared understanding of roles and responsibilities, including financial responsibilities, can be developed.
To be completed by end December 2021.
Action item update
A framework for undertaking a Strategic Regional Environmental and 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.
This framework includes the requirement to undertake a strategic regional assessment including engaging local communities and stakeholders to ensure they have a shared understanding of the likely effects of industry development