Tuesday, 24 June 2014 13:11

Western Sydney Residents Encouraged to Check Chimney

The Western Sydney wood smoke Project, run by WSROC, aims to raise awareness of the proper operation of wood heaters which will ultimately save residents money, reduce nuisance smoke and improve regional air quality.
If your heater is smoking, it might not be operating as efficiently as possible. The tips on our project page might help to:

  • Save money
  • Reduce smoke
  • Care for your health and that of your family
  • Improve local air quality

Project Activities

Throughough winter 2014 we are organising several activities for you and your family to join:

  • Wood Smoke Survey: Take our survey and go into the draw to win great prizes
  • Colouring in Competition for the little ones
  • Hands on workshops

Why this project?

Smoke from wood heaters is a major cause of air pollution - It is estimated by the NSW Environment Protection Authority that during winter, wood heaters can produce up to seven times as much particle pollution as cars – which causes major environmental and health risks. On top of this, improper operation of wood heaters can cost a lot of money as fuel will not burn as efficiently.

The Western Sydney Wood Smoke Reduction Program is a WSROC program and has been assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Protection Authority. Participating councils: Auburn, Bankstown, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith.

Last modified on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 09:16