NSW Marine Estate Threat and Risk Assessment (TARA) Draft Report
NSW Marine Estate Threat and Risk Assessment (TARA) Draft Report – EDO NSW submission
31 March 2017 – Download PDF
The draft report identifies threats to the marine and estuary areas of NSW, plus the socio-economic benefits received from these critical environmental resources.
Overall we welcome the draft report and its associated documents. However, we identify a number of flaws in the assessment that we argue may lead to poor prioritisation of management of the NSW marine estate, especially over the long-term. Specific issues we address in our submission are:
- Objectives for the environmental TARA
- Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel (MEEKP) Evaluation Process
- TARA risk matrices
- Method for calculating prioritisation scores
Note: The deadline for public submissions on this report has been extended to Tuesday 18 April 2017. Find out how to make a submission.