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Burn Brighter this Winter Resources

Burn Brighter this Winter is a community education program designed to inform woodheater owners of the best techniques to use when operating their heater so as to reduce smoke emissions and improve air quality in their local environment. This page provides a range of information and resources which Local Government officers may wish to utilise.

On this page you will find:

Burn Brighter this Winter key messages

The key messages for Burn Brighter this winter are:

  • Only burn dry, seasoned firewood
  • Always burn with a flame - don't let your fire smoulder
  • After reloading, open the air control and burn your fire on high for 20 minutes, especially before going to bed

Community education products

A range of community education products have been developed by the EPA which Local Government officers can freely download and use for community education purposes. These resources include:

Community education videos

The videos below will take you directly to YouTube. These videos can be used as education tools by councils.

A DVD of the videos can be obtained by contacting the Co-ordinator Local Government Engagement (details below). 

Postcard

The EPA Division keeps small numbers of postcards with an image of correct wood heater usage which can be given to members of the public. A pdf of the postcard is available into which council's can insert their own logo, if they wish. To obtain the postcard or pdf, please contact the Co-ordinator Local Government Engagement (details below).

Lectures about domestic wood smoke

In addition to these community education resources, the EPA has a in-depth lectures which provide more information about issues relating to domestic wood smoke.  The videos below will take you directly to YouTube.

A DVD of the videos can be obtained by contacting the Co-ordinator Local Government Engagement (details below). 

Regulations

Emissions of smoke from wood heaters are regulated in Tasmania. More information about the regulations are detailed below:

Air Quality Monitoring Program

The EPA Division also undertakes an Air Quality Monitoring Program which includes monitoring air quality in real time.

Department of Health and Human Service Public Alert Page

Information about the potential health impacts of wood smoke exposure is available from the Department of Health and Human Service Public Alert Page.

More information about the impacts of domestic smoke and the Domestic Smoke Management Program (of which Burn Brighter this Winter is a part) can be found in the Air Section of our website.

 

Air quality monitoring assistance

The EPA Division may be able to assist councils to monitor air quality in their municipality. For more information about the Air Quality Monitoring Program contact the Air Specialist at the EPA Division on 03 6165 4599 or by emailing EnvironmentEnquiries@environment.tas.gov.au

For further information about Burn Brighter this Winter contact:

Coordinator Local Government Engagement 

EPA Division, DPIPWE
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4509 

Email: EnvironmentEnquiries@environment.tas.gov.au

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