Events for your Diary

February
Sat 5, 9-10am, Beach Patrol, meeting at Lagoon Pier
Sat 19, 9:30-10:30am, Love our Streets - *NOTE LOCATION CHANGE* - meeting at Graham Street underpass

March
Sat 5, 9-10am, Beach Patrol, meeting at Sandridge Beach
Sat 19, 9:30-10:30am, Love our Streets, meeting at North Port 109 tram stop

April
Sat 2, 9-10am, Beach Patrol, meeting at Princes Pier
Sat 16, 9:30-10:30am, Love our Streets, meeting at Port Melbourne Town Hall

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

More Air Quality Monitoring at Station Pier

The Minister for the Environment has written to The Hon. Martin Foley, Member for Albert Park, informing him that the EPA will request the Victorian Ports Corporation Melbourne (VPCM) to expand its current monitoring program at Station Pier to include an additional monitoring station. The EPA will work with VPCM and the BCNA to determine a suitable location for the station. Information gathered from additional monitoring will assist the EPA to determine what steps may be required to address potential air quality issues.

The Australian Government sets standards for fuel emissions from ships. This is currently at 3.5% sulphur content, but is scheduled to fall to 0.5% from 1 January 2020. The Commonwealth Minister’s office has written to the BCNA to say that they expect all vessels and ships to comply with the new standards from 1 January 2020.