The first community working group meeting for the Marino Dust Study was held on 24 May 2021.
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has invited residents in the Marino area to participate in a study to assess dust levels. This study is in response to advice from community representatives that dust is at higher levels than usual, and will be run over 12 months to determine whether the dust being experienced by the community exceeds national standards. A monitoring network has been designed in conjunction with local residents, and real-time air quality and meteorological data will be made publicly available.
The EPA convened the first community working group meeting on Monday 24 May 2021 at the Marino Rocks Cafe.
In attendance were 14 members of the community, staff from the EPA, SA Health and Boral. The Member for Black and Minister for Environment and Water, the Hon David Speirs MP, also attended to voice his support for the study.
For those of you that were unable to attend, the EPA have uploaded a copy of the presentation in the Document Library section of the Marion Dust Study online site (https://engage.epa.sa.gov.au/marino). The Terms of Reference for the group was updated on the night and this has also been captured in the presentation.
The next steps for the EPA are to visit the homes of the residents who have volunteered to host one of three community-based dust monitors, to determine the most ideal locations for the 12 month installation.
In the meantime, if you have any questions please:
phone: (08) 8204 2004, or
Join the community working group
SA Health is partnering with the EPA to work with the community and assess the findings of the study from a health perspective. If you are interested in participating, please contact the EPA .
For more information or to apply to join the community working group, go to the EPA website www.engage.epa.sa.gov.au/Marino, or email the EPA at email@example.com.
Alternatively, contact David Cruickshanks-Boyd from the 5049 Coastal Community Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0412844188.