The community-led action plan for smoke: Yarra Ranges pilot has developed 13 actions in collaboration with community participants that could assist in reducing the harmful impacts of smoke in YRS.

While the report actions are targeted at concerns within the Yarra Ranges Shire, there is potential for them to be applied more broadly to similarly affected communities.

Smoke reduction programs can benefit significantly from local knowledge and input from community members.

The 13 report actions could also be used by participants and community to influence and inform future policies and decisions regarding impacts of smoke on the environment and on environmental public health and wellbeing.


EPA would like to sincerely thank all the participants involved in community-led action plan for smoke: Yarra Ranges pilot without whom these actions would not be possible. This includes the community representatives that dedicated significant personal time to attend, participate in extensive discussions and provide their input. Thank you also to cross-government colleagues that assisted to provide information and facilitate the project including colleagues from CFA, DELWP FFMV, YRC and ACU. Lastly, thank you to Capire Consulting.

Reviewed 20 September 2021