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Addition to Clean Air Act 1963

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Frederick Price
5 Hutchinson Street

Total Signatures - 123

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 25/10/2018

Closing Date: 25/04/2019

Tabled Date: 30/04/2019

Responded By: Hon Leeanne Enoch MP on 30/05/2019

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House to South East Queensland's ever decreasing house block land sizes in residential housing subdivisions.Should the owner occupier of an adjacent home install a wood burning internal combustion; open fire with a chimney stack; a fan forced extractor to an internal wood fired barbecue; or any form of smoke and fumes emitting device, the result is that a neighbour's home may only be a few metres from the resultant stream of pollution which is totally inappropriate, unacceptable and is extremely bad for surrounding residents. In South East Queensland mid-winter, especially on windless nights, smoke from a wood fired heater will rise from the hot stack but will soon dissipate its heat to the cold atmosphere and then descend to the house level below, and will proceed to blanket the whole area in thick acrid choking smoke pollution. The result of this thick acrid smoke pollution means we cannot have any windows open and must draft-exclude all doors, if allowed ingress, our home fills with acrid smoke, no clean washing can be left on the clothes line and takes away the enjoyment of our home. This request to stop this unhealthy pollution is for the common good of all residents.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to add an extra amendment to the Clean Air Act 1963 to eliminate any smoke and fume pollution emitting from any residential premises with a land block size of less than 800 square metres.