Action item 7.19

Progress

75%

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

That the SREBA undertaken for the Beetaloo Sub-basin must take into account groundwater-dependent ecosystems in the Roper River region, including identification and characterisation of aquatic ecosystems, and provide measures to ensure the protection of these ecosystems.

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 various baseline studies will be approved by the Minister for the Environment.

This work in the Beetaloo Sub-basin is being undertaken in cooperation with the Commonwealth Government's GBA program, which has also funded additional ecological studies. Mapping of regional ecosystems, including groundwater dependent ecosystems (GDEs) is underway and on-ground work on GDEs was undertaken during 2021 to continue through 2022.