According to an interview with the ABC Breakfast radio, Darryl Brown lives on a piece of Port Hedland’s paradise. His home is 100 years old and has withstood many a cyclone.
BHP want to ship iron ore even faster from Port Hedland and the homes along the foreshore are standing in its way to build a tug pen. The tug pen development will require demolition of the fishing reef and a huge sea wall which could flood the homes located on Richardson Street (Ref. NWT, p. 1).
According to Mickey Dann “all that area from where Richardson butchers shop was, and up to where Darryl’s place is, I always knew was a place the people used to camp after fishing. Also I would like to ask anyone out there who knows that you can’t build or erect any shelter over any water stream. All along from the where the park is, there is fresh water. I remember a water tank with a windmill was built not far from Daryl’s place. This water was used after they stopped carting from the Degrey River. I feel that BHP has gone too far, and something has to be done about them.”
The story is getting more exposure at: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/12963749/locals-stall-miner-s-port-hedland-harbour-plan/