The next community working group meeting for the Marino Dust Study will be held in November 2021.
From 6 September to 9 September 2021, the EPA installed 3 community based dust monitors and anemometers (which monitor the wind and speed direction) in the backyards of volunteers. The sites were chosen by residents from the community working group and the EPA. The monitors will determine whether the general dust in the area is of small enough particles to be a health concern, and SA Health is partnering with the community for this study to interpret the data.
The sites are in: Perry Barr Road, Spinks Road and Clubhouse Road.
Live air quality data will soon be available online from this website, where EPA staff will be monitoring the data and measuring it against local and regional dust events.
You can register for an online training session on how to interpret the data.
If you are not able to attend the online training session, but you are still interested in learning how to access the data on your home computer, we can visit you and show you in person. Please call us on 08 8204 2004 or send us an email.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, contact David Cruickshanks-Boyd from the 5049 Coastal Community Association at email@example.com or call 0412844188.
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 next community working group meeting is planned for November 2021, for residents who joined the community working group in May. We will work through the results from the first quarter and answer any queries you may have regarding the results to date. We hope to host this in-person with regard to ensuring residents safety in regard to any social distancing restrictions. For those of you that are not part of the working group, or if it's not possible to host the session in person, we will publish all of our information to this webpage.
If you have any questions, please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org or ph: (08) 8124 4216 during business hours.
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