8.6

Progress

50%

50% complete.
Government approval for consultation on draft policy, guideline, framework, Bill.

That as part of a SREBA, a study be undertaken to determine if any threatened species are likely to be affected by the cumulative effects of vegetation and habitat loss, and if so, that there be ongoing monitoring of the populations of these species.

If monitoring reveals a decline in populations (compared with predevelopment baselines), management plans aimed at mitigating these declines must be developed and implemented.

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
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.

This framework includes the requirement to undertake studies to determine if threatened species could be affected by potential vegetation or habitat loss, identify any monitoring programs required, and identify responsibilities for implementing management plans where required.