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Co-design panel meeting August 2017

august panel meeting

Members of the co-design panel gathered in Morwell on Thursday 10 August to discuss the implementation of the enhanced Latrobe Valley air monitoring network they designed last year. The panel was updated on recent air quality in the region and met EPA's Chief Environmental Scientist, Dr Andrea Hinwood, who explained her role and priorities, and how this fits into EPA's work as Victoria's environmental regulator.

The panel heard an update about EPA's progress on the purchasing of new air monitoring equipment and worked in small groups to provide input on some of the locations of new air monitoring equipment.

Panel meetings will be held in future:

  • when we have the new air monitoring equipment
  • when we install some of the equipment
  • when we have sufficient data to analyse it together
  • to discuss how to share air quality and other environmental data on our website

Third meeting of the Latrobe Valley air monitoring co-design panel

Meeting 3

The formal co-design process concluded with the third panel session. The group came up with a single model for the air monitoring network with widespread support.

Most panel members were very positive about the co-design process and are keen to stay involved in the roll-out and operation of the air monitoring network over the next few years.

EPA thanks all members of the community panel for their energy and insights into their local environment and how to best monitor air quality in the Latrobe Valley. We look forward to ongoing community engagement in the region.

Second meeting of the Latrobe Valley air monitoring co-design panel

Latrobe Valley Air Monitoring Co-design Panel members use a map and playdough to suggest sites for air monitors.

EPA held its second co-design panel meeting on Thursday, 13 October 2016. Community members, EPA staff, air quality experts and official observers attended the event. More than 30 panel members took part in some great discussions about air quality and started thinking through what they will need to consider to design an air monitoring network.

Panel members had a practice run using maps and play dough to place different types of air monitors around the Latrobe Valley. Each table came up with some excellent options, and everyone managed to keep within their allocated budget.

First meeting of the Latrobe Valley air monitoring co-design panel

Latrobe Valley Air Monitoring Co-Design Panel members have their first meeting in Morwell on 15 September 2016

More than 60 people gathered in Morwell for EPA’s first co-design panel meeting on Thursday, 15 September 2016. Community members, EPA staff, air quality experts and official observers attended the event.

The interactive session included plenty of discussions about technical information on air quality, air monitoring and how the information is communicated. Air quality experts, including EPA specialists and independent scientists, gave presentations and answered the panel’s questions on a wide range of topics.

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