Industry established the Port Hedland Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network to assist the Port Hedland Dust Management Taskforce (2010 Report).

The Network has provided data and informed the work of the Taskforce and the Department of Health’s 2016 Health Risk Assessment and has assisted industry in the development of strategies and evaluation of dust impacts from the Port of Port Hedland.

It has also assisted industry to continually improve its performance on dust emissions.

Management of the Network was  transferred to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on 1 January 2022.

Industry remains committed to implementing leading dust mitigation practices in Port Hedland and will continue to work with the regulator in regard to the development of best practice dust management guidelines for port operators.