Here is footage of a serial polluter in Invermay. The council/government has no excuse for not prosecuting the owners of 24 Herbert St, Invermay. They pollute everyday of the week. It is impossible to pass 24 Herbert St, Invermay without getting a lung full of fine particulate pollution down your throat.
They are in breach of the law:
PART 3 - Emission of Smoke from Heaters, Fireplaces, Barbecues &c.
9. Emission of smoke from heaters, fireplaces, barbecues &c.
(1) A person who is the occupier of a building or land is not to cause or allow to be emitted, from a heater, fireplace, barbecue, hot water heating appliance or cooking appliance, smoke that –
(a) is visible for a continuous period of 10 minutes or more; and
(b) during that continuous 10-minute period, is visible for a continuous period of 30 seconds or more –
(i) in the case of a heater, fireplace, barbecue, hot water heating appliance or cooking appliance in a building, at a distance of 10 metres or more from the point on the building where the smoke is emitted; or
(ii) in the case of a heater, fireplace, barbecue, hot water heating appliance or cooking appliance that is not in a building, at a distance of 10 metres or more from the point where the smoke is emitted.
See the following site for the whole Act: http://www.thelaw.tas.gov.au/print/index.w3p;doc_id=+67+2007+AT@EN+20080502000000;rec=0
When filming the footage below, I was standing at least 20 metres away, and that smoke is still pouring out, at least a week later. It pours out daily.
Come on Launceston City Council, enough is enough, prosecute the polluters of 24 Herbert St, Invermay, Launceston. Show us you are serious about sorting out the woodsmoke issue in Launceston. Bribing people with cash handouts to replace the heaters that cause the pollution is not enough.
Fund smoke patrols and prosecute.