Dust-up over road works

The Advocate (Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

ELLENBROOK res­i­dents say their prop­er­ties have been dam­aged as a re­sult of clear­ing for the North­link WA pro­ject.

Res­i­dent Damien Dick­en­son’s prop­erty backs on to the pro­ject and said his home had been in­un­dated with dust since the pro­ject started.

He said he had also had cracks form in his ceil­ing since clear­ing be­gan.

“For me the dust has been un­bear­able,” he said.

“Even through closed win­dows and doors the dust will get through the tiny cracks and cov­ers ev­ery­thing in thick black dirt.”

Mr Dick­en­son said he had his house sur­veyed be­fore the works started and since clear­ing had taken place there had been dam­age to his ceil­ing.

He said he knew when he bought the prop­erty that North­link was go­ing ahead but was never told the land would be cleared right up to his fence.

“The ac­cess road is right be­hind our back fence,” he said.

Kim Nguyen said he had also ex­pe­ri­enced dust through­out his house and was con­cerned once con­struc­tion be­gan to build the road the prob­lem would only worsen.

“They haven’t even started the works yet. I can’t imag­ine it will get bet­ter,” he said.

A Main Roads WA spokes­woman said North­link WA had re­ceived a num­ber of dust com­plaints.

“Res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to con­tact con­trac­tor North­link WA cen­tral sec­tion, Great North­ern Con­nect,” she said.

“They are en­cour­aged to talk through their is­sues and con­cerns.”

Any­one with is­sues or con­cerns re­gard­ing North­link is en­cour­aged to call Great North­ern Con­nect on 1800 874 998 or info@gncjv.com.au

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