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Burn Brighter This Winter 2012 - Results




The community education project "Burn Brighter this Winter", which was conducted during winter 2012, in the West Hobart and East/South Launceston focus areas, has concluded. All residents should be congratulated on their involvement in this important initiative.

Project highlights include: 

  • Over 1300 letters and information packages sent to households.
  • 10 mobile air quality monitoring surveys conducted by EPA Division staff.
  • The deployment of a temporary air quality monitoring station in the West Hobart area.
  • 18 Smoke identification surveys conducted by Hobart City Council EHO Officers.
  • 19 Smoke identification surveys conducted by Launceston City Council EHO Officers (10 in conjunction with EPA Division staff).
 

Although the air quality data does not demonstrate any overall improvement in air quality in either focus area, our surveys show that the vast majority (89%) of residents identified as having a smoky chimney modified their behaviour to improve their emissions.

 

 
Hobart
Launceston
Number of individual houses identified as having a smoky chimney
44
18
Number of individual houses identified as having a smoky chimney more than once
16
10
Number of individual house identified as having a smoky chimney more than twice
8
5
Number of individual houses identified as having a smoky chimney more than three times
5
4

 

 

Reports on phase one of the Burn Brighter this Winter project are available here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Specialist
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599 Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: EnvironmentEnquiries@environment.tas.gov.au