The Strategy has been released for community and stakeholder consultation. Information on the Strategy and the public consultation is available on the DPIE Clean Air Strategy webpage. Public exhibition is from 18 March to 23 April 2021.
2016-17 Clean Air for NSW consultation
Clean Air for NSW was a 2016-2017 consultation, about domestic wood heating, hazard reduction burns, transport emissions, and pollution from coal mines and other industries. Read the Clean Air for NSW Consultation Paper and submissions from industry and the community, or watch the opening address of the Clean Air Summit.
Clean Air Summit
The Clean Air Summit formed part of the Government's stakeholder consultation on air quality management in NSW and followed release of the Clean Air for NSW Consultation Paper (PDF 2.15MB) for public comment in late 2016.
The Summit was a wide-ranging discussion demonstrating the important role air quality plays in our environment, society, our health and lifestyles. Some of the issues that impact air quality that were discussed included; domestic wood heating, hazard reduction burns, transport emissions and pollution from coal mines and other industries.
- Air Quality in NSW
- Monitoring Air Quality in NSW
- Clean Air Metric
- Wood Smoke
- Hazard Reduction Smoke
- Vehicle Emissions
- The Coal Chain
- Sydney Particle Characterisation Study
- Quantifying the Coal Particle Component of Airborne Particulate Matter at Stockton
- Dr Richard Broome, NSW Health (PDF 159KB)
- Dr Kate Wilson, Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) (PDF 123KB)
- Professor David Cohen, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) (PDF 1.34MB)
- David Fowler, EPA (PDF 1.16MB)
- Dr Fay Johnston, University of Tasmania (presented by Dr Broome) (PDF 1.3MB)
- Dr Simon Heemstra, Rural Fire Service (RFS) (PDF 1.17MB)
- Roderick Simpson, Greater Sydney Commission (PDF 2.66MB)
- Tim Raimond, Transport for NSW (PDF 1.17MB)
- Andrew Mattes, Roads and Maritime Service (PDF 857KB)
- Adam Gilligan, EPA (PDF 1.17MB)
- John Watson, Glencore (PDF 2.7MB)
- Matthew Imber, Bluescope Steel (PDF 1.2MB)
- Bryan Beudeker, Delta Electricity (PDF 951KB)
- Professor Benjamin Eggleton, NSW Smart Sensing Network (PDF 825KB)
- Mark Gjerek, MOV3MENT (PDF 943KB)
- Nicola Morris, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) (PDF 613KB)
The summit formed part of stakeholder consultation on air quality, and followed release of the Clean Air for NSW Consultation Paper (PDF 2MB) for public comment in late 2016.
Following the Clean Air Summit, air quality stakeholders were invited to complete an online survey to help further inform the development of Clean Air for NSW. The survey closed on 31 July 2017. The survey results have been summarised (PDF 437KB).
The Clean Air for NSW Consultation Paper (PDF 2MB) presents a proposed approach and actions for government to meet its goal of improving air quality across NSW. The EPA sought community and stakeholder feedback on the consultation paper from 28 October 2016 to 20 January 2017.
The EPA received 133 stakeholder submissions. Six submissions requested confidentiality. The EPA also received campaign submissions which, taken together, comprised more than 1,240 individual emails and comments.
The EPA treated each submission as a public document unless the author requested confidentiality.
The EPA may draw on the contents of the submissions and quote from them or refer to them in publications, although the views expressed in the submissions remain those of the individual author or organisation. They do not represent the views of the EPA.