The EPA has engaged KPMG to assist in preparing a business case to ensure our current air quality monitoring service is sustainable and fit for purpose into the future.
The EPA's air monitoring data and associated scientific services are used for many purposes:
Public Health Alerts by the Department of Health
for planned burn smoke management by the Forest Practices Authority, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania Fire Service, Sustainable Timber Tasmania and private forestry organisations
for managing domestic wood heater smoke pollution by a number of Local Councils
supporting some mining activities through scientific advice
assessing smoke impacts on the wine industry
for research by scientific academics, and
for EPA reporting and analysis of air quality issues.
Today key stakeholders who have a significant interest and/or regularly use the air quality data have been contacted by email to participate in a short online survey.
The purpose of the survey is to understand how government, councils and industry stakeholders access the air quality monitoring data, how they use it and possible improvements in the service.
The survey closes midnight Monday 13 March 2023. The results of the survey will be incorporated by KPMG into the business case.
Current air quality information for Tasmania can be found on our Air pages.