Storm kicked up over dust problem

Heavy breathing: Success resident Garry Brownlie is worried that the dust is a health hazard.
Heavy breathing: Success resident Garry Brownlie is worried that the dust is a health hazard.

‘It’s as bad as it’s ever been. It’s getting to be a health hazard. What’s in the dust?,’ he said.

City of Cockburn environmental health manager Nick Jones said the City had taken a strict approach to handling dust, with work only beginning after a dust management plan was approved.

He said two dust monitors had been installed, with the contractor sending results to council each week.

‘Our officers are always around the area monitoring the earthworks,’ he said.

‘We issued a $500 infringement (two weeks ago) for allowing excessive dust (to blow) across the boundary.’

Mr Jones said the road would be chemically stabilised with a product called Dustmag to ensure no dust leaves the road. Temporary wind fences had also been erected.