March 30th, 2012
Broome ‘cannot accommodate’ FIFO influx
The West Australian
Broome Shire president Graeme Campbell has told a parliamentary inquiry that the town would struggle to cope with an expected influx of more than 6000 FIFO workers and they would have to be housed elsewhere.
“This town cannot accommodate them – I make that very clear,” he said.
“You are talking a major, major project with major imposts.
“If people were to come to town and buy houses or stay in a non camp environment, our rents would go up and our local people will not be able afford to live here.”