Initial policy development underway.
That the Beetaloo Sub-basin SREBA must identify and characterise all subterranean aquatic ecosystems, with particular emphasis on the Roper River region.
To be completed by end December 2021.
Action item update
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.
When a SREBA is required for a specific region a Scope of Work will be approved by the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources.
The Scope of Works for the SREBA for the Beetaloo Sub-basin will be finalised in early 2020 and will include the requirement to undertake studies of subterranean aquatic ecosystems in the Roper River region.