AN air quality monitoring station will be placed on Jaeger Reserve for the next five years following approval from Orange City Council.
The lease agreement with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage will require the department to make a $2000 annual donation to Orange Croquet Club.
There will be an option to extend the lease for another five years.
With concern the concentration of wood fires in the Clinton Street area would give an incorrect reading of Orange’s air quality, the department said the site needed unrestricted airflow, away from nearby structures and trees, which could alter pollutant concentrations.
Site security, access, nearby electricity supply and potential for long-term tenure were other considerations and Jaeger Reserve was deemed as the only location close to town meeting the requirements.
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