Awaiting Government Response

The Inquiry was intended to provide a snapshot of some of the causes of air pollution and also to highlight the impacts that this poor air quality can have on Victorian citizens.

The report was tabled in Parliament on 18 November 2021 - See the report page to download a copy.

This inquiry has been completed.

For further information please contact the Committee Secretariat.

On 19 February 2020 the Legislative Council agreed to the following motion:

That this House requires the Environment and Planning Committee to inquire into, consider and report, by 29 October 2020, on actions to minimise the health impacts of air pollution, including, but not limited to —

(a) state-wide practical, real-time, cost-effective mitigation strategies;

(b) ensuring that Victorian air quality continues to track towards meeting or exceeding current international best practice standards and is enforced;

(c) the impact of economic and population growth on air pollution and health outcomes;

(d) strengthening commitments across all Victorian Government portfolios to reduce air pollution and minimise the impact on health; and

(e) any other related matters.

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