The quality of the air we breathe is important for our health and amenity and contributes to a liveable city. Air quality is currently of a high standard in Perth compared to other Australian and international cities. Poor air quality events are often associated with bushfires and dust storms.
An increase in temperature, resulting from both the urban heat island effect and a changing climate, is highly likely to have a significant influence on air quality in the future.
The EPA considers one factor under the Air theme. The Air Quality factor supports the use of best practice measures to avoid or minimise the emission of pollutants from point sources.