Initial policy development underway.

That ongoing monitoring and measurement of social and cumulative impacts be undertaken, with the results being made publicly available online as soon as they are available.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Respecting community and culture
Project action
Building a comprehensive framework for social and cultural baselines
Lead agency

Action item update

Implementation progress

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 defining any required ongoing monitoring programs to identify and characterise potential social impacts.

Any required monitoring programs will not be implemented until the industry commences the development phase and prepares to commence production activities.