Together we’re building a community air quality monitoring network
We’re supporting a community run air quality monitoring project that will increase the visibility and community awareness of the quality of the air we breathe.
With the help of volunteers we hope to get hundreds of air quality monitors installed in areas that experience poor air quality in the Inner West and Western Sydney. These monitors will give us real time information on the quality of the air we breathe and enable us to take action to improve it.
"During the last bushfire season on one day North Parramatta experienced the worst air
pollution reading in Sydney. Commonly in Parramatta we suffer the typically high level
Sydney Basin air pollution which is due mostly to Australia’s woeful vehicle emissions
standards which are amongst the worst in the world."
Clr Phil Bradley -Greens councillor, Parramatta Council
We know that air pollution has harmful effects on our health and that we need to reduce the fine particle pollution that comes from sources like the exhaust from diesel vehicles, dust from construction sites, pollution from industrial plants and bushfire smoke - all of these contribute to poor air quality and have serious health impacts on us all especially on children and older people.
The monitors we are installing record and save data continuously - measuring the amount of fine particle pollutants present in the air. This data is freely available so that residents, local community groups, peak bodies, local councils, researchers and politicians can use it to campaign to improve our air quality.
If you’d like to participate in the Community Environmental Monitoring project and live in the Inner West or Western Sydney, contact our office and we’ll connect you to the team working on this project.
Email: [email protected]
Ph: 02 9517 2800
Forum on heat impacts in Western Sydney hosted by Jenny Leong MP