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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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Environmental complaints to the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment decreased in all Tasmanian Regions between 2001 and 2002. For the years 1999 to 2002, the largest proportion of complaints was received from within the North West and West Coast Region.

In 2002, air pollution was the most common complaint in all three regions. Air pollution accounted for the highest proportion of complaints in the North West and West Coast Region (75.1%), followed by the Launceston and North Eastern Region (51.4%) and the Hobart and Southern Region (45.3%).


ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLAINTS(a)(b), Tasmanian regions
1999
2000
2001
2002

Complaint issue
no.
no.
no.
no.

Hobart and Southern
Noise
61
44
51
33
Air
152
155
124
112
Water
80
76
93
67
Waste
8
13
7
3
Oil
30
32
29
27
Chemicals
-
1
-
-
Miscellaneous(c)
na
na
3
5
Total
331
321
307
247

Launceston and North Eastern
Noise
38
47
33
34
Air
47
122
95
113
Water
91
95
101
62
Waste
2
4
4
1
Oil
10
16
14
5
Chemicals
-
-
-
-
Miscellaneous(c)
na
na
-
5
Total
188
284
247
220

North West and West Coast
Noise
55
26
38
17
Air
356
291
285
307
Water
103
64
87
61
Waste
5
6
9
9
Oil
17
20
16
15
Chemicals
2
-
1
-
Miscellaneous(c)
na
na
3
-
Total
538
407
439
409

Tasmania
Noise
154
117
122
84
Air
555
568
504
532
Water
274
235
281
190
Waste
15
23
20
13
Oil
57
68
59
47
Chemicals
2
1
1
-
Miscellaneous(c)
14
20
6
10
Total
1,071
1,032
993
876

- nil or rounded to zero
na not available
(a) These data concern complaints dealt with by the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (DPIWE) and usually relate to larger-scale (often industrial) operations. Complaints of a more minor nature fall within the jurisdiction of individual local governments.
(b) Regions are classified using the (03)62, (03)63 and (03)64 telephone directory areas. Refer to the Map of Tasmanian Telephone Directory Areas.
(c) Includes incidents recorded by DPIWE that are resolved by other authorities and incidents reported in previous years.

Source: Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.


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