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Clean air

Last updated: 31 August 2023
Reporting frequency: Quarterly
Portfolio: Air quality, transport and urban development

We are regulating and supporting initiatives to ensure air quality improves and does not impact on the wellbeing of communities. This includes working to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants from our region’s transport network and urban environments.

This work includes:

How are we tracking on our Levels of Service?

Level of Service 28: Support communities across Canterbury to improve air quality performance measures.

As part of this level of service we will:

  • 28.1 Provide up-to-date information, advice, tools and resources which enable the community to understand air quality issues and take action
  • 28.2 Provide air quality monitoring and investigation services
  • 28.3 Provide assistance to low-income households in Clean Air Zones with expiring burners to transition to cleaner forms of home heating.

How did we do: How did we do: The 2022/23 Warmer Cheaper campaign was launched in May 2023 on the Warmer Cheaper website. Our website provides real-time air quality monitoring data. Data is collected across eight airsheds and is also available on the Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) website.

We received five applications for the home heating subsidies scheme in 2022/23. All were processed within 10 working days.


How are we doing on key initiatives?

Clean Air Winter Work Programme

How are we doing: As noted above, the Warmer Cheaper programme refreshed and launched in May.

On track

Recent highlights and updates


Smoky air, itchy eyes and smelly washing – these are things to consider before lighting up that rubbish or garden waste and becoming the neighbourhood nuisance.


by Kaikōura zone delivery lead Kevin Heays

Read Kaikōura zone delivery lead Kevin Heays' latest update, where he discusses recycling on farms and winter burning rules.

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