Students from Macquarie University are this week testing the levels of lead exposure both indoors and outdoors at local residents’ properties.
Macquarie University student Kara Fry said this year’s study was looking more at the levels of dust across people’s homes than previous studies focusing on soil.
“We’re looking primarily at dust inside the homes and XRFing (X-ray fluorescence) the front yards to be able to tell if there’s a link between that,” she said.
The local PCYC has managed to win three PCYC Out OF School Hours Care (OOSH) awards at the organisation’s state conference.
North Public School yesterday held an Adopt a Block event, which involved all classes trekking out to deliver goody bags to houses.
Police will be out and about this long weekend for Operation Slow Down.