Local government plays an important role in protecting air quality throughout Tasmania. Councils may implement national and state strategies and legislation and are responsible for responding to many air quality complaints.
A number of councils now have their own air pollution reduction programs initiated by the council or under Partnership Agreements with the State government.
Partnership agreements between State and Local government represent a commitment by the parties to work together to achieve specific strategies and outcomes. See:
State and Local Government Partnership Agreements website.
Launceston City Council
In 2014 the Launceston City Council discontinued the Wood Heater Replacement Program which was initially set up to encourage the replacement of older, polluting woodheaters with new heaters that contribute to improved air quality in Launceston. The program offered householders a $500 grant to replace their old wood heater with a cleaner form of heating. For further information visit the
Launceston City Council web site.
Hobart City Council
Energy efficiency guidelines (including heating) prepared by Hobart City Council, available on the
Hobart City Council web site.