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Beach Patrol and Love our Streets clean ups are currently on hold due to the lockdown. However the BP/LOS organisers have suggested Spring Clean the City on September 26.

Thu 11, 6:30pm, BCNA AGM, Trugo Club or via Zoom

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Friday, 23 August 2019

Update on Air Quality Monitoring

The BCNA has been seeking a long term, well-designed air quality monitoring program at Station Pier as there are legitimate concerns about air quality.

Since our last update, the EPA has met the Port of Melbourne to discuss collaborative projects to monitor air quality. The EPA reports that the discussions were very productive. One project related to “air quality monitoring in Beacon Cove to compare levels before and after the introduction of low sulphur fuels to understand and evaluate the intervention of low sulphur fuels”. This statement is referring to the new Australia-wide standards for sulphur which commence from 1 January 2020. From this date, allowable sulphur in marine fuel will drop from 3.5% to 0.5% by volume.

The EPA plans follow up meetings with the Port of Melbourne in August-September to develop details and will then discuss projects with the BCNA. 

The BCNA has assisted Deakin University and the Queensland University of Technology to conduct air quality monitoring studies in Beacon Cove (more details here).  The BCNA expects to be able to provide the results of these studies soon.