Transferring management of the Port Hedland Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network  to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation was one of the recommendations of the Porth Hedland Dust Management Taskforce (2016).

The establishment and ongoing operation of the Network was a key initiative of PHIC.

The Network has provided data and informed the development of strategies and evaluation of dust impacts from the Port of Port Hedland and has assisted industry to continuously improve its performance on dust emissions.