Action item 15.3

Progress

75%

75% Complete.
Consultation undertaken on draft policy, guideline, framework, Bill development.

That a SREBA:

  • should be completed within five years from the first grant of exploration approvals; and
  • must be completed prior to the grant of any production approvals.
Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2022.

Reform area
Safeguarding water and the environment
Project action
Collecting baseline data and informing regional management
Lead agency
Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Strategic Regional and Environmental Baseline Assessment (SREBA) Framework PDF (39.7 MB) was released in July 2020.

Government has determined a SREBA is required for the Beetaloo sub-Basin. The region-specific Scopes of Work for the biophysical studies have been approved by the Minister for the Environment and the Social Cultural and Economic, and Environmental Health scope of work are currently under development.

Work in the Beetaloo Sub-basin has been undertaken in cooperation with the Commonwealth Government's GBA program, which has already undertaken extensive data collation and analysis in the water and ecology subject matter areas. Field work is in the final stages for the biophysical studies.