Partnership works to clear high-risk sites

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Wedgefield will be a bit easier on the eye after the Town of Port Hedland successfully worked with State Government to clear high-risk, neglected sites in the industrial area.

Miller Street had “derelict” transportable structures, loose materials and general waste causing health and safety hazards for surrounding properties.

Town of Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco said the straight-forward and hassle-free process was a good example of the local and State Government working together to achieve positive outcomes for the community.

“As the site was owned by the Department of Lands, Town officers approached the department immediately to begin the process of securing and clearing the site,” he said.

“The department understood our concerns and worked closely with our officers to ensure all requirements were met and works could be organised as soon as possible.

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“Council is pleased at the successful outcome of this process, and we have been advised by the Department of Lands works will commence in the next six to seven weeks.”

The Town encourages residents to report neglected or derelict properties and sites to the building and compliance team on 9158 9300, or email council@porthedland.wa. gov.au with details and photographs, if possible.

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