Wood smoke program details

NSW EPA (Environment Protection Authority)
NSW EPA (Environment Protection Authority)

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $15,000 grant under the NSW Environment Protection Authority's Wood Smoke Reduction Program. This program will be rolled out through 2014.

Wood smoke has been recognised as a large contributor to air pollution often resulting in the release of noxious gases and fine particles potentially harmful to the environment and human health.

To reduce the impacts of wood smoke, the program will involve:

  • Educating the community on correct operation of wood heaters
  • Increasing community awareness of cleaner forms of heating
  • Offering of cash incentives to owners of old, polluting wood heaters to move towards cleaner forms of heating
  • Smoky chimney surveys to ensure wood heaters in operation do not emit excessive smoke
  • Offering of cash rebates for professional wood heater and flue cleaning undertaken this winter.

Cash incentives available from 1 June

In an effort to reduce air pollution caused by poorly operated or old wood heaters City of Canada Bay together with NSW Environment Protection Authority are offering the following cash incentives for a limited period of time. For full terms, conditions and eligibility requirements please view relevant claim forms below.

Replacement of old polluting wood heaters

  • Up to $1000 is now available to replace your old polluting wood heater with a cleaner option like gas or electricity
  • To arrange a free at home assessment please contact Council’s Environmental Health Team on 9911 6555 during normal business hours
  • Claims must be lodged by 29 August 2014
  • Terms, conditions and eligibility requirements are outlined in our Wood Smoke Reduction Program – cash incentive claim form .

Wood heater and flue cleaning

  • $50 for annual wood heater and flue cleaning is available now
  • Simply complete the claim form  and return to Council together with a copy of your original receipt
  • Claims must be lodged by 5 September 2014
  • View full terms, conditions and eligibility requirements on our Wood Heater and Flue Cleaning - cash incentive claim form .

We look forward to implementing this program over the coming months and the benefits it can bring to our local environment. For any further information please contact Council’s Environmental Health Team on 99116555 during normal business hours or email .

This project has been assisted and funded by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

Page last updated on: 30/05/14