$1.35MILLION FOR ADDITIONAL AIR QUALITY MONITORING IN THE LATROBE VALLEY
Labor Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing announced the Andrews Labor Government will contribute $1.35 million for an additional 12 months of expanded air quality monitoring in the Latrobe Valley.
The funding will support up to four extra air monitoring stations, such as those deployed in the Valley during the Hazelwood mine fire, to monitor air quality across the region for the next year.
Two of the extra stations, currently located at Moe and Churchill, will operate in addition to the permanent station in Traralgon.
Over the next year, the EPA will work with local communities to determine ongoing requirements for monitoring.
The Labor Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing stated “The Andrews Government has always said that we will stand by the Valley and this announcement will provide further certainty about the future of air monitoring for our local communities, and ensure that air quality information is current, accurate and timely.”
“The EPA will continue to work with the community to assess the ongoing requirements for monitoring in the Valley.”