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Air pollutants mainly come from the discharges of gases and particles, mostly from industry, motor vehicles and
domestic solid fuel heaters. Air pollution contributes to environmental issues as well as health problems, especially for people suffering from existing respiratory conditions, such as asthmatics, and for children and frail older people.
In regards to air pollution and odour nuisances, Council will investigate:
Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation 2010 provides regulatory measures to control emissions from the abovementioned sources and is enforced by Council's Environmental Health and Compliance Officers.
Council also conducts environmental audits of commercial and industrial premises to ensure these businesses meet environmental standards.
During winter, excessive smoke from the use of solid fuel heaters is a common source of air pollution in the City of Canterbury Bankstown. The correct operation of a solid fuel heater will mean more efficient heating and will minimise excessive smoke. Correct ways to operate a solid fuel heater include:
Council's Officers can investigate concerns regarding smoke from solid fuel heaters and if necessary, issue a direction to help ensure that excessive smoke is not emitted from the chimney or flue.
M5 East significantly improves access between south western Sydney and Sydney Airport. The M5 East Motorway is almost 10 kilometres in length and includes twin four kilometre tunnels between Bexley Road, Earlwood and Marsh Street, Arncliffe. A 550 metre tunnel passes under the Cooks River.
There are five ambient (outside)
air quality monitoring stations located in the Wolli Creek area that collect important meteorological information and air quality data. This information is available to the community on an easy to use, interactive map. For information on M5 East Motorway air quality monitoring see Outside air quality monitoring.
M5 published air quality reports are also available for download below:
April 2019 ReportApril 2019 Report (In-Stack)February 2019 Report
April 2019 Report
April 2019 Report (In-Stack)
February 2019 Report
For further information about the M5 East, including operation of the motorway please visit the M5 East Motorway corporation at
For further information about air pollution, please contact the
NSW Environment Protection Authority on
131 555 or refer to the
If you would like Council to investigate an air pollution incident or for further information, contact Council's
Environmental Health and Compliance Unit on