Inquiry into Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Victoria
Terms of Reference
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.
On 2 June 2020, under temporary orders of the Legislative Council, the Committee advised the House that the tabling deadline for the inquiry was changed to 31 August 2021.