Air Pollution in Brooklyn
For a long time, local residents of Brooklyn have been suffering from an influx of dust over their homes due to the poor quality of roads in the Brooklyn Industrial District. This has had a significant impact on the liveability of the great suburb of Brooklyn.
To address this, the Victorian Government brokered a $2.6 million partnership to seal two of the area’s dustiest roads in 2015. As part of this new initiative, the Andrews Government contributed $1.85 million to support the redevelopment and sealing of Bunting Road and Jones Road.
Since the roads were sealed, the frequency of bad air quality days in the neighbouring residential area has more than halved, with the greatest air quality improvements occurring between 7-10 am.
The Andrews Government is committed to working alongside the community to improve air quality in Victoria and kicked off the conversation with Victorians to determine priorities for future air quality management in May 2018 with the Clean Air for All Victorians – Victoria’s Clean Air Statement.
Wade Noonan MP and Labor Candidate for Williamstown Melissa Horne, made a submission to the statement, calling for regular air quality monitoring, accessibility of air quality results and the enforcement of strict compliance measures.
To read the full submission, visit Wade and Melissa’s Air Quality Submission