We have a long-term commitment to monitoring air quality around our ports. Where possible, we also provide this information in real-time to our port communities.

  • At McEwens Beach we measure PM2.5 and PM10, which are finer airborne particles invisible to the naked eye.

    Monitoring Locations
    Dust Measurements
    Wind Conditions
    km/hr

    Stronger winds can lead to elevated dust levels. Wind speed descriptions use the Beaufort Wind Scale.

    About the data

    The dust measurements shown above use unvalidated data, updated as per the time period indicated above the dial. We voluntarily make available this information as a useful tool for our port communities; however, it’s important to remember that the dust measurements shown may change when validated and should not be relied upon as final. The graphs below show validated data for the most recent calendar year. All dust data shown is provided by a third-party firm, Ecotech, who manage NQBP’s dust monitoring activities at the sites of McEwens Beach, Mackay northern and middle breakwaters. Wind and weather information is provided by Bureau of Meteorology.

    Annual validated data

    PM2.5PM10

    In 2017, a PM2.5 level of "very good" or "good" was recorded for 88% of days of the year at our McEwen's Beach site.

    In 2017, a PM10 level of "very good" or "good" was recorded for 71% of days of the year at our McEwen's Beach site.

    McEwens Beach PM2-5 2017 data  

    You can also download our daily validated readings for all of 2017.

    Sites are maintained regularly and periods of time where data is unavailable may reflect these maintenance works.

    The McEwens Beach air quality monitoring program began mid-2013.

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    Data shown 01/01/2017-31/12/2017

  • At our Mackay northern breakwater site we measure TSP, which is the total amount of dust particles suspended in the atmosphere.

    Monitoring Locations
    Dust Measurements
    Wind Conditions
    km/hr

    Stronger winds can lead to elevated dust levels. Wind speed descriptions use the Beaufort Wind Scale.

    About the data

    The dust measurements shown above use unvalidated data, updated as per the time period indicated above the dial. We voluntarily make available this information as a useful tool for our port communities; however, it’s important to remember that the dust measurements shown may change when validated and should not be relied upon as final. The graphs below show validated data for the most recent calendar year. All dust data shown is provided by a third-party firm, Ecotech, who manage NQBP’s dust monitoring activities at the sites of McEwens Beach, Mackay northern and middle breakwaters. Wind and weather information is provided by Bureau of Meteorology.

    Annual validated data

    In 2017, a level of "very good" or "good" was recorded for 95% of days of the year at Mackay's northern breakwater site.

    You can also download our daily validated readings for all of 2017.

    Sites are maintained regularly and short periods of time where data is unavailable may reflect these maintenance works.

    The Mackay air quality monitoring program began mid-2016.

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    Data shown 01/01/2017-31/12/2017

  • At our Mackay middle breakwater site we measure TSP, which is the total amount of dust particles suspended in the atmosphere.

    Monitoring Locations
    Dust Measurements
    Wind Conditions
    km/hr

    Stronger winds can lead to elevated dust levels. Wind speed descriptions use the Beaufort Wind Scale.

    About the data

    The dust measurements shown above use unvalidated data, updated as per the time period indicated above the dial. We voluntarily make available this information as a useful tool for our port communities; however, it’s important to remember that the dust measurements shown may change when validated and should not be relied upon as final. The graphs below show validated data for the most recent calendar year. All dust data shown is provided by a third-party firm, Ecotech, who manage NQBP’s dust monitoring activities at the sites of McEwens Beach, Mackay northern and middle breakwaters. Wind and weather information is provided by Bureau of Meteorology.

    Mackay middle breakwater 2017 validated data

    Annual validated data

    In 2017, a level of "very good" or "good" was recorded for 88% of days of the year at Mackay's northern breakwater site.

    You can also download our daily validated readings for all of 2017.

    Sites are maintained regularly and short periods of time where data is unavailable may reflect these maintenance works.

    The Mackay air quality monitoring program began mid-2016.

    -

    Data shown 01/01/2017-31/12/2017