Consultation - open

The following is a list of proposals now open for public comment.

Consultation End date

Territorians have been invited to have their say on a draft Strategic Regional Environmental Baseline Assessment (SREBA) Framework.

The draft SREBA Framework was developed in response to the recommendations of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory (Final Report), which described the importance of undertaking detailed pre-development baseline studies for prospective onshore unconventional petroleum resources, before production approvals for gas developments were granted.

The Framework seeks to translate the intent of the Final Report into detailed technical guidance on how to undertake these baseline studies. The Framework describes:

  • technical guidance covers the domains of:
    • water quality and quantity
    • aquatic ecosystems
    • terrestrial ecosystems
    • greenhouse gas emissions
    • environmental health and
    • social, cultural and economic studies
  • the proposed roles of Government, industry and the community
  • governance arrangements in determining when a SREBA is required, its authorisation and management
  • the management and use of the information it generates.

Read the draft Strategic Regional Environmental Baseline Assessment (SREBA) Framework PDF (3.1 MB).

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14 February 2020

Last updated: 22 January 2020


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