Chance to take stock of 2015
This year has been a challenging year for people in the Pilbara.
The end of the construction phase of many mining and resource projects has brought joy and pain in equal doses. For some, it has meant they can finally afford to buy or rent a house, while for others it has meant they find themselves unemployed or at risk of losing their job.
Some local families have experienced tragedy and the loss of a loved one on our roads or in their workplace. We all need to offer the hand of friendship to those who might be hurting.
Thank you to all those who help make our community vibrant. Spare a special thought for the people who will be kept busy protecting us over the holidays.
I wish you all a merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year. Stephen Dawson MLC Labor Member for Mining and Pastoral