We are committed to supporting liveable communities, healthy environments and the NSW economy by reducing the adverse effects of air pollution on human health. The NSW Clean Air Strategy 2021–2030 (PDF 4.7MB) outlines actions and integration with other major government initiatives to deliver these objectives. It also takes account of community and stakeholder feedback.
The Strategy sets out five priority action areas so we can mitigate community exposure to poor air quality, both during extreme events and on a day-to-day basis. Priority areas in the Strategy are:
- better preparedness for pollution events: improve information and how it is communicated to help reduce health impacts of air pollution on NSW communities, including impacts from bushfires, hazard reduction burns and dust storms
- cleaner industry: drive improved management of air emissions by industry
- cleaner transport, engines and fuels: further reduce air emissions and impacts from vehicles, fuels and non-road diesel sources
- healthier households: support reducing air emissions from household activities, with the main priority being wood heater emissions
- better places: reduce impacts of air pollution on communities through better planning and design of places and buildings.