Yarra Ranges Shire residents joined a pilot community-led project that aimed to reduce the impacts of smoke on human health. The 12-month project:

  • featured presentations from speakers on smoke impacts on human health, as well as highlighting the reporting from our recent study (publication 1948)
  • explored smoke's impacts on human health, including how to use wood heaters and burn wood safely at home
  • used data collected to make an EPA-supported, community-led action plan for reducing smoke’s impacts on human health.

Participants joined EPA in three workshops over 12 months. The workshops focused on air quality and how it impacts human health.

The community have developed the Yarra Ranges Action Plan from the project.

You can find more information about air quality in the Yarra Ranges in Air quality in the Yarra Valley: a summary of the state of knowledge (publication 1948).

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Reviewed 22 September 2021