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Mandogalup – Dust Campaign

Background

In August 2017 the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) released the report, “Consideration of potential health and amenity impacts of dust in determining the size of a buffer for urban development in the Mandogalup area”. In response to the EPA’s findings, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) conducted a short-term campaign to investigate potential sources of dust impacting air quality in the north and north-eastern Mandogalup area, within the City of Kwinana.

Mandogalup is in close proximity to a large residue drying area with some potential for high dust levels which may exceed National Environment Protection (Ambient Air Quality) Measure criteria. 

DWER's four-month dust monitoring campaign was to provide information on the origin of dust in Mandogalup. 

The monitoring—carried out between December 2017 and March 2018—used technology based on Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), together with conventional particle monitors. Monitoring data was displayed through DWER's website, providing real-time information to interested stakeholders.

More Information

A technical report on the findings of the study is now available here.

For advice or more information, please contact DWER on 6364 7000.