Air Pollution

Air Quality is affected by pollutants emitted into our atmosphere and indoor environments. There are a number of causes and events that contribute to our air quality.

The major causes of air pollution are:
• vehicle emissions
backyard burning
• smoke from solid fuel stoves and heaters
• dust from unsealed roads
• extractive and other industries

Air pollution affects everyone differently depending on health status, exposure to pollutants and levels of pollution. Council is responsible for the management of local air quality issues and has the power to take action under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 in accordance with the Protection of the Environment Clean Air Regulation 2010.