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Location of Coastguard

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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.

Monitoring period
1 December 2007–
Parameters monitored
  • Particle PM10
  • Particles TSP
  • Humidity
  • Rainfall
  • Solar radiation
  • Temperature
  • Wind direction
  • Wind speed
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Nickel
  • Zinc

Current measurements at 11pm 18 July 2019

Air quality
ParameterAir quality indexMeasurementRunning average
Particle PM1037good18.1µg/m³18.5µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Particles TSP39good32.3µg/m³30.8µg/m³ (24hr avg)
ParameterAir quality indexMeasurementRunning average
Lead2very good-0.033µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Arsenic1very good-0.002µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Cadmium0very good-0.008µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Copper0very good-0.019µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Zinc0very good-0.171µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Nickel4very good-0.005µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Wind direction196deg
Wind speed1.7m/s
Solar radiation0W/m²

Legend to air quality index colours

  • Very good 0–33
  • Good 34–66
  • Fair 67–99
  • Poor 100–149
  • Very poor >150

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/14 records)

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Last updated
19 February 2019
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