Clean Air Summit a vital step in finalising 10 year plan
Leading minds from across the environmental sector came together in late June for the NSW Clean Air Summit. The NSW EPA-managed event brought together over 300 representatives from across industry, community and environment groups to join government representatives and work towards improving air quality across NSW.
Barry Buffier, Chair and CEO
NSW EPA, speaking at the summit
The summit hosted wide-ranging discussions on a number of issues including: smoke from domestic wood heating, hazard reduction burns, transport emissions and pollution from coal mines and other industries.
Opening the summit, NSW Minister for the Environment, Gabrielle Upton, announced an expansion to the Government’s air monitoring network to include the Namoi Valley, Sydney and Parramatta. Minister Upton also announced an expansion of the Dust Watch Network - with rural network monitoring of PM10 and PM2.5 particles to be rolled out in Armidale, Orange and Goulburn from 1 January 2018.
Feedback gathered at the Summit will be incorporated into the NSW Government’s final 10-year Clean Air Strategy and action plan.
Papers from the Summit are now available on the EPA website.