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Gladstone

The Gladstone monitoring network stations (view larger map)

Boyne Island

Established in October 2008, the monitoring station is located in the northern part of the Boyne Island residential community.

Modelling indicates this area of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands is likely to experience the greatest impacts from industrial air emissions.

The station measures:

As part of the Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone Project, the station measured levels of a range of hazardous air pollutants including heavy metals and organic compounds between November 2008 and June 2010.

South Gladstone

Established in 1992, the monitoring station is located in the grounds of the South Gladstone State School in a residential district.

The station measures:

As part of the Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone Project, the station also measured levels of a range of hazardous air pollutants, including heavy metals and organic compounds between November 2008 and June 2010.

Auckland Point

This monitoring station is located in James Cook Park at Auckland Point. Established in May 2009, the station monitors particle emissions from port operations.

The station measures:

Memorial Park

Established in 2009, the Memorial Park station uses differential optical absorption spectroscopy (DOAS) equipment to monitor pollutants over a light path from the Entertainment Centre to Memorial Park.

The station measures:

Clinton

The Clinton station is in an open area at the Gladstone airport, close to residential areas.

The station measures:

As part of the Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone Project, the station measured levels of a range of hazardous air pollutants including heavy metals and organic compounds between November 2008 and June 2010.

Boat Creek

This monitoring station is located in the grounds of the Gladstone Area Water Board’s Boat Creek pumping station on the Mt Larcom, Gladstone Road, north of Gladstone.

Established in June 2008, the station monitors emissions from the industrial area north of Gladstone.

The station measures:

As part of the Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone Project, the station measured levels of a range of hazardous air pollutants including heavy metals and organic compounds between November 2008 and June 2010.

Fisherman’s Landing

The Fisherman’s Landing station began operating in February 2016 to monitor emissions from the industrial area north of Gladstone, in particular the LNG facilities located on Curtis Island.

The station measures:

Targinie (Swans Road)

The station began operating in 1991 to monitor emissions from the industrial area north of Gladstone.

The station measures:

As part of the Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone Project, the station measured levels of a range of hazardous air pollutants including heavy metals and organic compounds between November 2008 and June 2010.

Aldoga

The Aldoga site has operated since 1999 and measures wind speed and direction. The data helps determine the patterns of air movements in the area.

Solar panels generate the power to operate the instruments on this site.

The station measures meteorological data.

Gladstone historical sites

Barney Point

This site was located at Friend Street, Barney Point, in a light industrial area between the Gladstone Port operations, railway line and an alumina refinery to assess the impact of industry emission sources.

The site operated from 1979 to 2003 when the station was rationalised with the nearby South Gladstone site into a single National Environment Protection Measure for Ambient Air Quality (Air NEPM) compliance reporting station.

Mount Miller

The Mount Miller site began monitoring in 2001 and continued until 2005. Like the Ticor Hill site, the purpose of this site was to collect information to validate air dispersion models.

It was located on a hilltop overlooking Gladstone and monitored nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and meteorological parameters.

Targinie (Stupkin Lane)

This station operated from 2000 to 2008, monitoring emissions from the nearby shale oil plant.

It measured meteorological parameters, PM10, visibility-reducing particles (aerosols), nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, ozone, benzene and toluene.

Until 2006, the Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS) technique measured gas pollutants over 2 light paths of 175m and 350m. Monitoring of these pollutants stopped after recording 18 months of low concentrations, following the closure of the shale oil plant in 2004.

Ticor Hill

Ticor Hill was a temporary station that operated between 2001 and 2004 to collect data on meteorological parameters, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide to validate air dispersion models.

As the station was located high on an isolated hill, solar panels and wind generators supplied power for the air monitoring equipment.

Mobile monitoring station

As part of the Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone Project, a mobile monitoring station collected information on air quality in locations not covered by the fixed monitoring network. Locations included Mt Larcom, Boyne Island, Barney Point and Calliope.

This took place for periods between 4 and 8 months when prevailing winds were likely to result in impacts from industrial facilities.

The mobile station measured:

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Last updated
27 March 2017
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