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 updates

31 Dec 2018

Implementation Progress

Government accepted this recommendation that Strategic Regional Environment Baseline Assessments (SREBAs) be completed before additional production approvals are granted. Work has commenced to determine the methodologies for undertaking the SREBAs. The target completion date for approval of these methodologies is mid-2019. Once the methodologies and overall Framework is approved the SREBAs for specific areas such as the Beetaloo Sub-basin can be undertaken and completed.