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