The City of Ballarat has its own sensor system to monitor air quality which was purchased through Smart Cities and Suburbs funding.
The recently installed sensor, still in testing mode, is not accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (however the readings can be measured against the EPA matrix to determine the air quality range.)
To date, Council has only been sharing these readings with its staff as a source of information.
Council has on its social media pages been mirroring alerts issued by Vic Emergency regarding air quality information for residents who may be affected by smoky conditions.
Cycling Australia has been made aware of our ability to collect and monitor this environmental data.