Clean Air

A number of constituents contacted me about the health impacts of smoke from hazard reduction burns last week. I’ve raised this in Parliament and the responses to my 2018 questions show some progress in planning these burns to have best effect with least impact: HERE. I’m concerned that the recent experience means this process needs to be better and intend to follow up again.

It can help to get notices so you can plan when poor air quality is expected. Subscribe to alerts from the smartphone app ‘Fires Near Me’: HERE or subscribe to low air quality alerts at HERE.

I’ve been pushing for a local inner city air monitoring station so we can get local data. The minister’s response to my latest questions in Parliament suggests this will happen, but not when: HERE