On 26 July 2018, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan announced the establishment of the Inner West Air Quality Community Reference Group. This group will give community members the opportunity to provide community insight and input to future improvements for air quality in the inner west.
The Community Reference Group will investigate air quality across the inner west, explore sources of pollution, and propose areas of focus and solutions for Government consideration to improve air quality in Melbourne’s inner west.
Members of the Inner West Air Quality Community Reference Group will include a range of inner western Melbourne community members and representatives of Hobsons Bay, Brimbank and Maribyrnong Councils.
Details regarding the recruitment process for community participation will be provided shortly. If you would like us to keep you up to date regarding this recruitment process please email Inner.WestAir@delwp.vic.gov.au
The Inner West Air Quality Community Reference Group will help deliver the Victorian Government’s commitment to securing a clean air future for all Victorians.
The Victorian Government has invested $10.8 million on key air quality initiatives including additional air quality monitoring stations, incident air monitoring capability, pilot studies of sensor technology as well as a commitment to develop a Victorian Air Quality Strategy in 2019.