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Local Government Programs

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

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.

Useful Links

  • 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 design guidelines (including heating) prepared by Hobart City Council for prospective home builders and designers and available on the Hobart City Council website

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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