The Victorian Government has committed to release a Victorian Air Quality Strategy in 2019. It will:
- Articulate clear, sustainable and cost effective policies and programs to ensure clean air for all Victorians
- Empower Victorians to reduce air pollution and their exposure to it
- Tackle emerging air quality challenges
Clean Air for All Victorians – Victoria’s Air Quality Statement kicked off engagement with Victorians about our priorities for future air quality management. It included ideas on what could be done to protect air quality over the coming decades.
Formal submissions closed on 30 June 2018.
A summary of the ideas provided in submissions is also available (PDF, 428.4 KB).
Seventy-eight stakeholder submissions were received. Two submitters requested that their submission not be made publicly available. A further two requested anonymity.
A Victorian Government Clean Air Summit was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 27 August 2018.
The summit brought over 160 Victorians together to further identify actions to improve air quality over the coming decade.
Complementary regional consultations were also organised for Ballarat (held on 20 September) and the Yarra Valley (held on 16 October).
Participants received a suite of fact sheets that provided background information on key air quality management topics.
- Summit overview (PDF, 252.0 KB)
- Air pollutants (PDF, 441.9 KB)
- Air quality monitoring (PDF, 753.7 KB)
- Industry (PDF, 379.8 KB)
- Transport (PDF, 383.7 KB)
- Wood smoke (PDF, 402.4 KB)
- Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (PDF, 626.3 KB)
Clean Air Summit speaker presentations
- Welcome - Kath Rowley, Executive Director Climate Change, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (PDF, 893.5 KB)
- Opening address - Hon Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
- Air Pollution in Victoria: a summary of the state of knowledge - Dr Andrea Hinwood, Chief Environmental Scientist (PDF, 2.2 MB)
- Developing an Air Quality Strategy - Kate Gavens, Director Environment Protection, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (PDF, 1.2 MB)
- Audio recording of Session 1a (MP3, 33.7 MB)
- Composition of smoke pollution - Dr Melita Keywood, CSIRO (PDF, 1.0 MB)
- Australian Integrated Multimodal Ecosystem (AIMES) - Low cost sensor trialing in Melbourne - Jason Choi, EPA Victoria (PDF, 2.0 MB)
- Bushfire and planned burn smoke – Is it a public health concern? - Dr Martine Dennekamp, EPA Victoria (PDF, 1017.1 KB)
- Audio recording of Session 1b (MP3, 25.3 MB)
- Reducing emissions from planned burns - Darrin McKenzie, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (PDF, 694.7 KB)
- Smoke dispersal modelling - Beth Ebert, Bureau of Meteorology (PDF, 989.5 KB)
- An outline of agricultural stubble uses as alternatives to burning in Victoria - Liz Hamilton, Agriculture Victoria (PDF, 2.9 MB)
- Audio recording of Session 2a (MP3, 22.1 MB)
- Empowering students to learn about air quality in their communities – Dr Fabien Reisen, CSIRO (PDF, 1.6 MB)
- Latrobe Valley monitoring and citizen science - Emma Saville, EPA Victoria (PDF, 1.8 MB)
- Applications of low-cost sensing technologies for air quality monitoring and exposure assessment: how far have they gone? - Professor Lidia Morawska, Queensland University of Technology (PDF, 1.5 MB)
- Audio recording of Session 2b (MP3, 18.5 MB)
- Thunderstorm asthma - Dr Clare Looker, Department of Health and Human Services (PDF, 2.4 MB)
- Automated and zero emission vehicles - Dr Allison Stewart, Infrastructure Victoria (PDF, 2.5 MB)
- Updating Victoria’s air emissions inventory - Jason Choi, EPA Victoria (PDF, 1.2 MB)
- Perspectives on future air quality management priorities – Nicola Rivers, Environmental Justice Australia
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Page last updated: 16/05/19