One of PHIC’s goal is to achieve a greater understanding of the impacts of industry on the environment in Port Hedland to ensure the co-existence of industry and the community.
We seek to achieve this goal by developing and employing leading edge technology and by taking a proactive approach to continuous improvement and protection of the environment.
Understanding and minimising dust emissions as mineral exports from Port Hedland continue to grow is an imperative for all parties to ensure a strong future for the Port Hedland community and the industry that supports it.
PHIC takes this role seriously and is a founding member of the government’s Port Hedland Dust Management Taskforce. We have made considerable progress against the action allocated to us by the Taskforce and we continue to monitor and report on the Port Hedland ambient air quality monitoring network (established in 2010).
Despite a significant increase in exports from Port Hedland in recent years, dust emissions have remained within the guidelines.
PHIC has several working groups in place proactively working on a range of initiatives in relation to air quality, noise and the marine environment around the port area.