Initial policy being developed.

That a strategic regional environmental and baseline assessment (SREBA) be undertaken prior to the granting of any further production approvals.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Safeguarding water and the environment
Project action
Collecting baseline data and informing regional management
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 the requirements to engage local communities and stakeholders to ensure they have a shared understanding of the likely effects of industry development, and introduce any required ongoing monitoring programs to identify and characterise potential social impacts.