Environmental Issues

Air quality in NSW

Community research undertaken by the NSW Government, Who Cares About the Environment,  has consistently found that air quality is a key environmental issue for NSW residents.

The Office of Environment and Heritage supports industry and communities in understanding air pollution and their role in making our air cleaner. OEH also gathers and analyses information on air quality in our towns and cities to keep local communities informed about the air they breathe, and works with the Environment Protection Authority and NSW Health to provide a scientific basis for measures to reduce air pollution and protect the community's health.


Using science and measurement of air emissions to minimise health and economic impacts from air pollution

The video below provides an introduction to the air quality science and the monitoring network that the OEH manages in some urban and regional areas of NSW. It looks at how real-time air quality results are used to improve our understanding of the health and community risks of air pollution and how these are communicated to these to communities so they can work with NSW Government agencies to minimise them.


EPA air quality initiatives

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) provides a range of tools, including clean air regulations, and other initiatives, policies, programs and educational material to improve air quality and reduce its impacts.

Health impacts of air pollution

NSW Health provides information about the health effects of air pollution.

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Page last updated: 08 August 2014


Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network

In partnership with the Upper Hunter coal and power industries, the NSW Government has established an air quality monitoring network in the Upper Hunter Valley.

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