Air Quality

Air quality planning is needed to maintain and, in some areas, improve the life-supporting capacity of the air. Planning is also necessary to avoid, remedy or mitigate any adverse effects resulting from poor air quality on the environment. Adverse effects on air quality can occur at a global, regional and local level and result from a variety of factors. This guidance note focuses on how air quality can be managed under the RMA at the regional and local level.

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Air quality effects   air quality planning 1   air quality planning 2   key issues for air quality   best practice

Introduction to Air Quality
effects and the
legislative context

          Regional Air Quality Planning           District Air Quality Planning              Key issues for
Air Quality Planning
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