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Auckland air quality monitoring programme. Frequently asked questions, FAQ

Louis Boamponsem, Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
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Why do we monitor air contaminants in the Auckland region?

Auckland Council continuously collects air quality data to provide information to aid policy development and evaluation. The data the council collects enables us to quantify ambient air quality in the region and note spatial and temporal variations. This supports the understanding of whether national or regional air quality standards, targets, objectives, and environmental outcomes are being met.

Auckland Council has a responsibility to monitor and manage outdoor air quality under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and the National Environmental
Standards for Air Quality (NESAQ).

Inquiries to:

See also

Air quality monitoring reports

June 2021