Located 1,360 kilometres north of Brisbane, The Port of Townsville is a world-class gateway for trade and investment.
The Port of Townsville is a diverse and multi-cargo port which handles import and export products such as containers, motor vehicles, live cattle, wet and dry bulk commodities and general cargo.
Air emissions may be generated by the handling of some bulk materials as well as from general operations (eg. driving vehicles). A range of measures are taken by both the Port of Townsville Ltd and our port users, to minimise the dust and contaminant emissions generated by port activities.
The Port of Townsville's Boundary Air Quality Monitoring Plan has been designed to characterise air quality in the environment surrounding the port in order to determine the potential exposure of sensitive receptors to dust and air contaminant emissions that could be attributed to port operations.
A number of port users also sample air quality on their sites. The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) also conduct an air quality monitoring program in Townsville and the Port of Townsville utilises this data to expand its understanding and analysis of air quality around Townsville.
You can read here a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions that was compiled by the Port Stakeholder Working Group and released in February 2017- this list will be reviewed and updated every 6 months.
View the Port of Townsville's Boundary Air Quality Monitoring Plan
View a map of the port monitoring stations
Go to the Queensland Government's Department of Environment and Heritage Protection site for hourly air quality data
The Port of Townsville uses three types of equipment to monitor air emissions:
Guideline = Environmental Protection (Air) Polity (EPP Air) 2008 for:
All of the equipment used by the Port of Townsville is set up to meet the requirements of AS/NZS 3580 Methods for sampling and analysis of ambient air (there are separate parts re siting requirements, how to operate hi-volume etc.)
Need further information or want to report something you're concerned about?
Contact the Port of Townsville's Manager Environment and Planning on 07 4781 1619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.