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The Townsville monitoring network stations (view larger map)

Townsville Coast Guard

Monitoring at the Townsville Coast Guard site began in 2007 as part of the Townsville Dust Monitoring Program, implemented in response to community concerns about dust impacts from the Port of Townsville operations.

In May 2014 the Townsville Coast Guard station operated by the Queensland Government and the Townsville Port monitoring station operated by Port of Townsville Limited were amalgamated into one joint monitoring station at the Townsville Coast Guard.

Port of Townsville Limited part-funds the operation of this station.

The station measures:


The Stuart monitoring station is located on private property adjacent to an industrial area with several metal processing plants.

Sun Metals Corporation funds and operates the station.

The station measures:

Townsville region historical sites


In 2011 an air monitoring station was established in Ayr to investigate the impacts of sugar cane burning on residential areas. The station was closed in March 2016 at the conclusion of the investigation.


The Pimlico monitoring station was established in June 2004 to measure air pollutants in the Townsville area. The Pimlico monitoring station was located within the TAFE North Pimlico Campus grounds. Redevelopment of the Pimlico TAFE property in 2016 required the monitoring station to be removed and it closed in February 2016.

Townsville Port

Established by the Port of Townsville Limited in 1994, the Townsville Port monitoring station was located on the western boundary of the Townsville Harbour. It monitored the impact of port activities on nearby residential areas.

In May 2014 this station was amalgamated with the Queensland Government Townsville Coast Guard station to form one joint monitoring station at the Townsville Coast Guard.

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Last updated
27 March 2017
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