Does Sydney air quality meet World Health Organisation standards?
How does the Government monitor and assess air quality in the Sydney CBD?
What is the rationale for not having an air quality monitoring station in
the central Sydney area given the population density and large numbers of
people living, working and visiting this precinct?
Does the Government consider that monitoring air quality at Randwick,
Rozelle or Earlwood accurately assesses air quality in the CBD?
Is the Government considering new technologies to harness citizen led air
quality monitoring projects to increase the scale and accuracy of this data?
What strategies is the Government using to address climate change impacts on
air quality including increased dust and bushfires and higher ozone levels?
Considering motor vehicles are the single largest contributor to key air
pollutants, vehicle kilometres travelled is increasing and the Government is
building motorways to bring more vehicles into central Sydney, what strategies
is the Government using to address increasing transport emissions?
When does the Government intend to release its promised 'Clean Air for NSW
2017 27' plan?
What further action will the Government take to improve Sydney air
I am advised:
(1) Yes, however Sydney air quality may occasionally not meet World Health
Organisation (WHO) guidelines during periods of dust storms, bushfires and
hazard reduction burns.
(2) to (4) The Government committed to expanding the NSW Air Quality
Monitoring Network to include a new monitoring station in central Sydney. Work
is underway to secure a suitable site. More broadly, the Network provides
robust information on air quality based on data from monitoring stations at
Lindfield, Rozelle, Randwick, Chullora, Earlwood and Macquarie Park.
(5) Yes. The Government continually considers new and better ways to
delivers services, including air quality monitoring projects.
(6) The Government has committed to managing the environmental impacts of
climate change, including on air quality, under the NSW Climate Change Policy
(7) The Commonwealth Government administers motor vehicle emissions
standards through the Australian Design Rules and motor vehicle fuel quality
standards through the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 (Commonwealth).
(8) Clean Air for NSW is being considered by Government.
(9) OEH and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will continue to
address air pollution by developing and implementing regulation policies and