Air Quality Management
Air pollution can have a significant effect on health and the environment. For this reason local authorities have a legal responsibility to assess and work towards improving air quality in their areas and to meet health based objectives set by the government.
Council’s are required to review air quality to assess whether defined air quality standards and objectives are being achieved.
They are also required to publish their findings.
Areas where standards fall short must be identified and air quality management areas declared in order to secure subsequent compliance with standards.
Annual air quality report
The Annual Air Quality Status Report can be viewed here.