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Burn Brighter This Winter 2013 - Results



The community education project "Burn Brighter this Winter", which was conducted during winter 2013, in the Geeveston and Hadspen focus areas, has concluded. All residents should be congratulated on their involvement in this important initiative.

Project highlights include:

  • Over 1000 information packages sent to households.

  • 14 mobile air quality monitoring surveys conducted by EPA Division staff.

  •  Presentations at the LGAT Conference, Geeveston Primary School, Hadspen Primary School and the Wayraparattee Community Centre (Geeveston).

 

The air quality data demonstrates an improvement in air quality in the Geeveston focus area and a reduction in excessive plumes from identified residences. The results in Hadspen are less conclusive, although some reduction in visible plumes was identified.

Geeveston
Hadspen
Number of individual houses identified as having an excessively smoky chimney
30
32
Number of these houses showing an improvement after receiving education through the Burn Brighter this Winter Project
16
  7

 

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

Burn Brighter this Winter - 2013 Project Report

Burn Brighter 2013 Overview of Air Monitoring

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