Volunteers needed to monitor dust, odour in Cockburn

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THE Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) is calling for volunteers to monitor odour and dust in Beeliar and Munster.

Volunteers under the Community Odour and Dust Monitoring Program are asked to attend regular briefings and to make a report whenever they experience or witness dust or odour.

Volunteers are needed from the area bound by Stock Road, Beeliar Drive, Fanstone and Fancote Avenues and Kogolup Lake.

DWER director general Mike Rowe said it was one of four programs that would run until May under the Cockburn Area Air Monitoring Plan, which began last week.

“We encourage residents from this area to attend this briefing and register as a volunteer, as it will go a long way in helping us build a picture of the current state of odour and dust in the area, including likely sources and their impacts,” he said.

“We’re very aware that dust and odour issues are impacting community members, so it is expected this plan will enhance our understanding of what is actually occurring and whether we need to change how we regulate industrial premises in the area.

“We will inform the public of any significant regulatory or other action that we take in response to the Plan.”

Visit www.dwer.wa.gov.au/EOI-CODMP to volunteer.

For more information visit www.dwer.wa.gov.au/CAAMP

To report odour or dust pollution incidents call the Pollution Watch Hotline on 1300 784 782.