The Hillston air quality monitoring station is located at the Bureau of Meteorology airport site. This site is in the Western Local Land Services Natural Resource Management (NRM) Region.
An estimated 1,408 people live within 25km of this monitoring site (2016 census).
Latitude: 33⁰ 29' 27.6''S
Longitude: 145⁰ 31' 27.12''E
Elevation: 120.7 metres
The following air pollutants are measured at this station:
- Total Suspended Particles (TSP)
- Fine particles as PM2.5
- Fine particles as PM10
Data from the site is reported as hourly updated particle concentrations.
Instrument limitations – Most rural network stations use mid-cost indicative monitors which respond to all aerosols including dust, sea salt and smoke. Single-channel DustTraks (TSP only) will also respond to fog. Care must be taken in interpreting the data compared with Air NEPM standards without additional information.