Victoria Road Air Quality Study

Air Quality on Victoria Road - Lefevre Peninsula

The Victoria Road Air Quality Study is a community co-design project being undertaken by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and the Environment Protection Authority.

The study will monitor outdoor air to analyse air quality and emissions from traffic on Victoria Road and the surrounding residential areas. It will look at how air quality may vary along the road, how far into the residential areas it goes, and how it may be affected by variations in weather conditions.

An independent facilitator has been appointed to establish a Community Panel and members will be asked to:

  • provide feedback on the information provided by the EPA and Council on air quality monitoring
  • provide input to the placement of air quality monitoring sensors; and
  • consider options for improvements based on the outcomes of the project.

If you would like to speak to us about the study, please contact us on:

  • Phone: (08) 8204 2176
  • Email
  • In person (please make an appointment)

Please see our document library and newsfeed for further information.

The Victoria Road Air Quality Study is a community co-design project being undertaken by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and the Environment Protection Authority.

The study will monitor outdoor air to analyse air quality and emissions from traffic on Victoria Road and the surrounding residential areas. It will look at how air quality may vary along the road, how far into the residential areas it goes, and how it may be affected by variations in weather conditions.

An independent facilitator has been appointed to establish a Community Panel and members will be asked to:

  • provide feedback on the information provided by the EPA and Council on air quality monitoring
  • provide input to the placement of air quality monitoring sensors; and
  • consider options for improvements based on the outcomes of the project.

If you would like to speak to us about the study, please contact us on:

  • Phone: (08) 8204 2176
  • Email
  • In person (please make an appointment)

Please see our document library and newsfeed for further information.

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  • Hi, I live on Victoria road, Largs North - been there since 2000. I have noticed the traffic has increased tremendously in that time - particularly heavy road traffic. I wondered if there was any way the trucks etc could travel to and from Outer Harbour along the River - build a roadway from the expressway maybe? just a thought :)

    Anto asked about 1 year ago

    Please find a response from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) below:

    "Victoria Road is the primary road link to Outer Harbour, identified as a Key Freight Route in the National Key Freight Routes Map, links to these documents are below for  your information.

    https://www.transportinfrastructurecouncil.gov.au/publications/freight_route_maps

    https://www.transportinfrastructurecouncil.gov.au/sites/default/files/SA_State_Map_A3_ROAD.pdf

    Victoria Road is a dual carriageway standard to accommodate a high volume of traffic, including heavy vehicles, and there is generally sufficient capacity along this road for the foreseeable future. 

    In these circumstances it would be difficult to justify the construction of a new road on Le Fevre Peninsula. A new road along the River would be of significant cost, would impact upon existing residents that currently are not adjacent to Victoria Road. A new road would also be very difficult/costly to provide at both the southern and northern ends, given the design of the Port River Expressway, and the location of existing businesses and the Osborne Naval Shipyard."

    Kind regards,

    EPA


  • I was wondering if you are monitoring air quality around the cement works?

    Ali asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The South Australian EPA has two air quality monitors on the Le Fevre Peninsula, one at the Le Fevre Primary School and the other at North Haven Primary.  These monitors measure ambient air quality and in particular PM10 and PM2.5 particles. 

    Adelaide Brighton Pty Ltd are regulated by the Environment Protection Authority through an authorisation (licence) issued under the Environment Protection Act, 1993. Conditions of the licence require ABC to implement a number of management plans to address environmental considerations at the site, and meet specific monitoring, reporting and notification requirements. These requirements aim for continuous environmental improvement at the site, and compliance with legislation.

    More information about this regulation can be found here https://www.epa.sa.gov.au/business_and_industry/industry-updates/adelaide-brighton-cement .

    The Victoria Road Air Quality Study has been established to capture and analyse information on emissions from traffic on Victoria Road and surrounds. This will provide information on how air quality may vary along the road and how it may be affected by variations in weather conditions.

    The roadside monitoring will gather data on particulates (PM) and CO (carbon monoxide) and be used to model likely levels in residential areas along Victoria Road.

    Kind regards,

    EPA