Air Quality (Indoor)
What the results tell us for Tumbarumba
Tumbarumba Shire Council is not aware of any indoor air quality monitoring undertaken during the reporting period. It is however aware of the value of good indoor air quality and takes very seriously its responsibilities as a building regulator under the Building Code of Australia. These responsibilities are outlined in various Australian Standards with respect to natural ventilation, mechanical ventilation and microbial control in air handling systems. Council's role in respect to these aspects of indoor air quality is also legislated in public health laws in New South Wales through Legionella control.
Council has staff that are authorised officers under the NSW Public Health Act 1991 with power to enter premises, inspect and test systems, and carry out investigations about operating and maintenance requirements to ensure compliance of regulated systems.
Australian Standard AS 1668.2:1991—"Mechanical Ventilation and Air Conditioning in Buildings – Mechanical Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality".
Australian Standard AS /NZS 3666.1:1995—"Air Handling and Water Systems of Buildings - Microbial Control".
AS/NZS 3666.1:2002 Air-handling and water systems of buildings—Microbial control—Design, installation and commissioning.
AS/NZS 3666.2:2002 Air-handling and water systems of buildings—Microbial control—Operation and maintenance.
AS/NZS 3666.3 2000 Air-handling and water systems of buildings—Microbial control—Performance-based maintenance of cooling water systems.
NSW Public Health Act 1991 No 10, viewed 17 May 2005, http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/.
Public Health (Microbial Control) Regulation 2000, viewed 26 May 2005, http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/summarize/inforce/s/1/ ?xref=RecordType%3DSRTOC%20AND%20Year%3D2000%20AND%20SRNo%3D498&nohits=y.