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8168 - AIR POLLUTION RECORDED AT HABERFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL

Haylen, Jo to the Minister for Education
  1. Have concerns raised by the WestConnex Action Group, Haberfield Public School Parents and Citizen's Association and local residents that particulate air pollution recorded at Haberfield Public School has been routinely above the annual national limit as a result of nearby construction for WestConnex been investigated?
    1. If so, what is your response to these concerns?
  2. What will be done to assist students and staff at the school to ensure the health of students will not be at risk as a result of the project?
Answer -

I'm advised that members of the Haberfield Public School community attended a meeting at the school on 11 April 2018 with Sydney Motorway Corporation representatives, including an air quality specialist, and staff from School Infrastructure NSW.

At this meeting, parents were able to discuss their concerns regarding air pollution in the vicinity of the school.

Air monitoring equipment has been installed on the school site by Sydney Motorway Corporation.

The department has engaged an independent environmentalist to interpret the data gathered from the site.

Question asked on 3 May 2018 (session 56-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 180
Answer received on 7 June 2018 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 189