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The Inner West Air Quality Community Reference Group presented their report, Air Pollution in Melbourne's Inner West to the Victorian State Government in August 2020.
This report paints a damning picture of air pollution and health impacts in Melbourne’s Inner West, finding that poor planning, inadequate regulation and a lack of air pollution monitoring is exposing the community to serious health risks.
Residents in the Inner West have some of the worst health statistics in Victoria, with alarmingly high rates of diseases commonly attributed to toxic air pollution. This includes high hospitalisation rates for heart failure, stroke, asthma, ischemic heart disease and above average lung cancer incidence. They cannot be attributed to age, smoking rates, obesity rates or socio-economic status which are all close to or below average.
The area bears the brunt of being home to polluting industries including toxic landfills, chemical industries, an oil refinery, the Port of Melbourne, trucking and freight logistics, and Victoria's busiest freeway.
While cities around the world have cleaned up these industries, ours remain neglected with poor pollution standards, outmoded technologies and an over reliance on inadequate planning frameworks and existing use planning rights.
The Report spells out 26 recommendations with 52 clear actions to improve air quality for Melbourne’s inner west communities.
We, the undersigned, thank the State Government for commissioning this report and considering the recommendations.
We urge Ministers Lily D’Ambrosio, Jacinta Allan, Melissa Horne and Ben Carroll to act as soon as possible and take effective action to protect our children and future generations from carrying the burden of Melbourne’s industrial pollution. It’s time to to end this environmental injustice once and for all.
This article first appeared on www.change.org
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