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Townsville

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.

The Port of Townsville operates and maintains a boundary air quality monitoring program on behalf of bulk mineral handling customers Glencore, South 32, Northern Stevedoring Services and Flinders TBSH Pty Ltd.

The station measures:

Townsville Lennon Drive

The Lennon Drive monitoring station is situated on the boundary of the Port of Townsville next to rail lines and access roads. In early 2018 this site was upgraded to include real-time continuous PM10, TSP and metals monitoring instruments.

The Port of Townsville operates and maintains a boundary air quality monitoring program on behalf of bulk mineral handling customers Glencore, South 32, Northern Stevedoring Services and Flinders TBSH Pty Ltd.

The station measures:

North Ward

The North Ward site was established in December 2017 as an Air NEPM reporting station for the Townsville region in place of the former Pimlico reporting station that closed in 2016. The site is located approximately two kilometres from the Port of Townsville.

The station measures:

Stuart

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

Ayr

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.

Pimlico

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.