Only 6 KTPs have an up-to-date plan. For others, an alternative non-statutory approach is used, or the plans have exceeded or are about to exceed the statutory 5-year review deadline (TSSC 2020).
The EPBC Act does not refer to climate change or explicitly require consideration of future pressures. As a result of an inefficient, drawn out listing process, there is no avenue for quickly listing newly threatened species in response to natural disasters such as the 2019–20 Black Summer bushfires. In addition to listing efficiencies, better planning is the missing piece to consider the cumulative and long-term nature of these threats.