West end compo
Jim Henneberry is seeking advice for a class action to claim compensation for homeowners whose property values have dived as a result of a policy limiting development in the west end of Port Hedland.
The prominent real estate agent was appointed chief executive of the Port Hedland Community Progress Association alongside secretary Rosie Vrancic, president Jan Ford, vice-president Roger Higgins and Brad Young as treasurer at the PHCPA annual general meeting last Thursday.
“The first order of business is to actually save the west end of Port Hedland — we don’t want to see it sacrificed for the profits of BHP,” he said.
“We are in talks with a national firm of lawyers who are giving us advice on creating a class action to compensate property owners . . . affected by the State Government bringing in a special control area as recommended by the dust taskforce. People who have suffered losses on properties, people have bought properties for two million and now they are selling them for $200,000 — we are seeing a 75 per cent drop in prices. That’s not market loss.”