Gladstone region air quality reports
These reports benchmark atmospheric emissions from major industrial activities in the Gladstone area against similar activities operating elsewhere in the world. Information from these reports (and other sources) was used in developing the emissions inventory for the Gladstone airshed. Data used in the preparation of these reports is publicly available information sourced from Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan and the United States of America.
- Benchmarking the Emissions from Queensland Alumina Limited and Rio Tinto Yarwun Alumina Refineries to Australian, Canadian, Irish and USA Alumina Refineries
- Benchmarking Cement Australia Emissions to Australian, Canadian, European Union, and USA Dry-Process Cement Clinker Manufacture (see availability)
- Benchmarking Boyne Smelters Limited Emissions to Australian, Canadian, European Union and USA Aluminium Smelters (see availability)
- Benchmarking NRG Gladstone Emissions to Australian, European Union, Japanese and USA Black-Coal Fired Power Stations (see availability)
- Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone : information sheet
- which outlines information about benchmarking atmospheric emissions from industry (see availability)
Reports relating to the community health component of the project are published in this section of the website.
'Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone: Key pollutant inventory and Suite of health outcomes to be assessed' is a discussion paper in its final form, having undergone both community consultation and independent external review.
Professor Brian Priestly's comments on the original draft document are also available below.
- Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone: Key pollutant inventory and suite of health outcomes to be assessed (see availability)
- Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone: First Report of the Independent Reviewer of the Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) component of the Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone project - Prof. Brian Priestly (see availability)
Health Assessment Report (Phase 1)—Data Analysis from Existing Health Datasets
This report provides results from information extracted and analysed from hospitalisation, death, cancer and perinatal (birth) registries for the Gladstone area.
- Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone: Interim Report Health Assessment Phase 1: Summary of Data Analysis from Existing Health Datasets (see availability)
Health Assessment Report (Phase 2)—Data Analysis from the Community Health Survey
This report provides the results of the community health survey which was completed by the Office of the Government Statistician on behalf of Queensland Health in October 2008. At the end of the report a discussion is provided outlining the overall findings from both the extraction of health data and the community health survey, providing a picture of the health of Gladstone area residents.
- Gladstone Community Health Survey: February 2009 (see availability)
- Gladstone Community Health Survey: February 2009 – Appendices (see availability)
The final human health risk assessment report relates to data collected from the full expanded air quality monitoring program in the Gladstone area—from November 2008 to March 2010. The report provides summary data, comparisons with national and international air quality standards and guidelines, and discussion about the degree to which exposure to those levels of the various pollutants might pose a potential risk to human health.
- Final Human Health Risk Assessment Report (see availability)
The human health risk assessment summary provides an abridged version presenting the main findings discussed in more detail in the full report.
- Final Human Health Risk Assessment Summary (see availability)
The final report documents the outcomes and findings of the Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone Project. The report summarises the methodology and outcomes of earlier reports and advances that body of work to provide recommendations for managing air quality in the Gladstone region.
- Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone - Final Report (see availability)
The implementation plan identifies actions and timeframes for implementing the recommendations contained in the final report.
- Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone - Implementation Plan (see availability)
The documents referred to on this page are available from the department’s online library catalogue.