7.20

Progress

25%

Commenced.
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.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Safeguarding water and the environment
Project action
Maintaining and monitoring ecosystem health
Lead agency
DENR

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.

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.