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Since the bushfires were extinguished, DPIE scientists have continued to collect background data from our temporary emergency air quality monitoring stations. These additional data provide a baseline for understanding the smoke incidents which occurred at these locations. The following updates are now being made to our network:

  • Our Grafton, Lismore, Cooma, and Merimbula sites will be retained as part of our Rural Air Quality Monitoring Network. These stations will help expand the network in the state’s north east and south east.
  • Sites at Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie will also be retained and will continue to report data to the Air Quality Index Table. Negotiations continue with councils on a permanent location for a comprehensive air quality monitoring station on the Mid-North Coast.
  • Stations at Batemans Bay, Taree, and Ulladulla will be decommissioned as the monitoring units will be redeployed to meet other operational requirements.

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