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Current notices

  • Macleod, Box Hill and Dandenong: Monitoring for PM2.5 is offline due to the equipment being used in incident air monitoring. (28 March 2018)

  • Point Cook: Monitoring for ozone  is offline due to routine maintenance and ozone data is not currently being collected at this station. EPA expects data to become available on the website from 5pm, 19/04/18. The air quality forecast for Melbourne is expected to be GOOD to VERY GOOD. (19 April 2018).

  • Humidity can cause low visibility readings in EPA’s air monitoring network due to high levels of moisture in the air. Humidity may also affect PM2.5 readings at Mooroolbark and Point Cook. EPA staff will monitor visibility readings during periods forecast for high levels of humidity and communicate any issues if required. (22 December 2017)
  • Latrobe Valley: Given the Hazelwood power station is now closed and there are no longer any discharges from the power station chimneys, ENGIE is no longer obliged to monitor air quality from the chimneys. However, EPA licence requirements remain in place to ensure monitoring of other environmental risks, including fugitive dust, and annual reporting that occurs through the 2016–17 annual performance statement. EPA’s Latrobe Valley air monitoring network – with stations at Morwell South, Morwell East, Churchill, Moe and Traralgon – will also help EPA track any changes in local air quality since the closure. (19 April 2017)

Page last updated on 19 Apr 2018