Improved Air Quality Monitoring in Lake Macquarie
4th December 2023
AIR QUALITY MONITORING IN LAKE MACQUARIE WILL PROVIDE NEAR REAL TIME DATA
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is installing up to 20 new air quality monitors in west Lake Macquarie.
They complement the existing network operated by the government and licensees to provide a better picture of outdoor air quality as a warm dry summer approaches. This information helps the EPA and the community identify areas of concern and may help inform future initiatives in the area.
The program also allows the community to access air quality data in near real time, so they can make better informed decisions in response to air quality where they are.
The monitors will be installed from this week, with more sites coming online over coming weeks in targeted areas stretching from Acadia Vale and Awaba to Wangi Wangi and Wyee. They will complement the existing NSW air quality monitoring sites at Morisset and Wyong and readings will be considered along with the broader network.
The community can access the data collected by the new monitors on the EPA website here.