We are committed to the ongoing control and improvement of air quality associated with port activities.
Twelve real time monitors are positioned around RGTCT, BPCT and in community locations to provide GPC with data every two minutes, allowing us to assess and control dust generation impacts on the community and to ensure compliance with DERM licence conditions.
The system involves input from two weather stations located in close proximity to RGTCT and BPCT.
The monitors are designed to provide accurate and immediate data on particulate concentrations, wind speeds and directions to pinpoint the location of emission sources, allowing the activation of sprinkler systems to prevent potentially high dust emissions.
GPC also maintains a network of dust depositional gauges (DDGs) in and around its operations and the community. The gauges measure the quantity of coal dust, mineral dust and plant or insect material settling in the area and are a good indication of the success of the coal terminal’s in reducing their coal dust emissions.
We have 25 DDGs located in and around our main operational sites at RGTCT, Gladstone Port Central, the Gladstone Marina and in 12 community locations.
GPC uses various dust suppression measures to minimise dust emissions from its operations. Measures include:
water sprays on coal conveyors and stockpiles,
wind breaks established using direct seeding techniques,
watering or applying dust suppressant to unsealed roads used by GPC vehicles,
watering or applying dust suppressant to truck loads,
covering loads prior to travelling on public roads, and
installation of dust extraction equipment on conveyors and shiploaders
Real time air quality monitoring
Air quality data for all sites
Air quality data (select a site)
Spinnaker Park meteorology data