The plan sets out a variety of different actions across a number of different public agencies. What the plan does not acknowledge sufficiently is that these actions are in addition to current activity.
New activity will have to be resourced and local authorities are not in a position where they could take on the amount of activity envisioned in this strategy without either significant additional investment or by ceasing other equally vital environmental health protection work. Whilst we agree with the Government’s ambition and the vital nature of the challenge we need a strategy that is either realistic about the capacity of many public agencies to take on more work or identifies how new resources will be made available.
We have answered those questions that relate to local government activity or areas where the LGA has views on behalf of councils in their roles as leaders of place.
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LGA response to Clean Air Strategy - 14 August 2018