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Conditions at makeshift campconcern elders and ratepayers

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph

Concerns have been raised over the living conditions at a run-down camp in South Hedland.

The 2 Mile makeshift camp, a few blocks away from the town centre, is home to homeless families who live with a lack of fresh water, electricity, running water, food and shelter.

Kariyarra elder Kerry Robinson, who hands out donated food to people living at the camp, recently visited the site to put a spotlight on the issues people were experiencing. He said he was concerned about the alarming effect the conditions were having on children, some as young as two.

“We want to help our people and we want the housing department to support these people,” he said.

Supporting Mr Robinson, Port Hedland Ratepayers Association’s Arnold Carter said there was “no reason” for people to be living in such poor conditions. “The accommodation is available, they just don’t have the opportunity to live there,” he said.

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