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There are only four residents left in Wit­tenoom. Last week, Bren­don Grylls con­firmed the Gov­ern­ment was press­ing ahead with plans to com­pul­so­rily ac­quire their homes should an agree­ment not be reached. The Pil­bara News would ad­vise the WA Na­tion­als leader to watch Aus­tralian movie The Cas­tle very care­fully be­fore mak­ing any moves.

If these peo­ple are happy liv­ing here then just let them be. It's their choice, is where home is to them and where they are happy. Typ­i­cal of the Gov­ern­ment, al­ways tak­ing away what peo­ple want and giv­ing peo­ple what they don't want. Char­lotte Cof­fin

Leave em alone you crooks. Free­hold land is free­hold land. New laws could the­o­ret­i­cally be used against any­one who gets in the way of the Gov­ern­ment and their rich pup­pet­mas­ters. Dan Ryan

How about spend­ing some money on re­mov­ing all as­bestos from the houses and fences in WA and leave these peo­ple alone? JD Sang

Leave them alone. If they are happy liv­ing there and not hurt­ing any­one, let them be. They know about the health risk, but seem in good health to me. It’s a free coun­try. Stupid Gov­ern­ment needs to con­cen­trate on other things. Natalie Fer­maner

Great town, friendly peo­ple. Was there in the 70s and had a ball camp­ing at the wa­ter holes, and ya know what govt, I'm go­ing back, get over it. Nigel Mor­gan

Dis­grace­ful move to abol­ish hu­man be­ings from Wit­tenoom, voted the most scenic place in the North West by trav­ellers in 1968. Julie Mathe­son

What a waste of tax­payer money. Owen Fisher

Have great mem­o­ries of grow­ing up in Wit­tenoom. Jen­nifer Brad­ford

Typ­i­cal of the State Gov­ern­ment. Leave them alone. An­n­marie Kier­nan

It has been a tur­bu­lent few months for the Pil­bara MLA in the face of a huge ad­ver­tis­ing cam­paign against him, but with just months to go un­til the elec­tion, Bren­don Grylls is stick­ing to his guns.

The Na­tion­als need to now align them­selves with Shoot­ers and Fish­ers and hope­fully there will be a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive for vot­ers at the next elec­tion. If not peo­ple need to vote for the mi­nor­ity par­ties and in­de­pen­dents to give all the ma­jor par­ties a big wake-up call. Guy Teede

Fortes­cue is look­ing to a site 150km south of Kar­ratha, which could open up fur­ther ex­pan­sion in the West Pil­bara. There was not much op­ti­mism this would lead to ben­e­fits for Kar­ratha though.

Citic Pa­cific has been con­struct­ing their mag­netite mine since 2008 just 90km from Kar­ratha and the im­pact on the town has been and will con­tinue to be neg­li­gi­ble. Don't get too ex­cited about Twiggy get­ting all jiggy in an­other shire. Marg Bertling

It will pro­vide zero ad­di­tional jobs to the area. Chase Gains

Long way from K-town mate. Won't be drive in/out. An­drew Co­hen

We shared some of our favourite pic­tures from 2016, which clearly showed we are a re­gion full of peo­ple who don’t take life too se­ri­ously.

Al­ways fun in the Pil­bara.

Julie Pope-Gib­son

Thank you for shar­ing this. It is awe­some. Olly An­stig

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