Mark Nicolaou vows to visit asbestos-riddled WA town even after closure


The Western Australian Government has been acquiring the final 14 properties at the asbestos-riddled town of Wittenoom, with plans to demolish all remaining structures.

The WA Government said the permanent closure of the former asbestos mining town under the Wittenoom Closure Act will mark the end of a “dark chapter” in the state’s history.

When the Act first passed state parliament, WA Lands Minister, John Carey, said he hoped it would stop tourists from visiting the deadly area.

A road sign warns of asbestos in Wittenoom, Western Australia. Photograph: Paul Mayall Australia/Alamy Stock Photo.

However, there are some still willing to visit Wittenoom.

Mark Nicolaou, from neighbouring town Tom Price, told ABC News he is attracted to the town with its picturesque location. He has plans to visit the town, even after the final buildings are removed.

“There’s not many places like this in Australia… I’ll be out here every second weekend,” he said.

READ MORE: Theodora Ahilas OAM: Bringing justice to families suffering from asbestos-related diseases.

Source: ABC News.




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