BHP contributes $5m to Ravensthorpe fund

BHP Billiton will contribute $5 million, matching the state government's commitment, towards a fund to help the towns of Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun, nine months after it shut down its nickel operation.


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My husband WAS a business in hopetoun. With what happened, we came back to Albany and are stuck with a $450,000.00 mortgage on a house we can't rent out or sell. As you can see we won't be helped at all by the new funding. We still trying to hang on but wouldn't have come this far without racking up a huge credit card debt to get us through the first few months

We purchased land and built a house within the three year caveat at Mary Anne Waters estate in Hopetoun. Since the departure of BHP the caveat was lifted and all construction of houses on this supposed Estate has ceased, leaving it a wind swept dust bowl. Maybe some of this funding could be used to stabilise the sand in this so called Estate.

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