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Roy Hill's first iron ore shipment in 2015. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Ore dust costs Port Hedland economy up to $60m a year

Iron ore dust in Port Hedland has cost the local economy around $60 million per annum, with an additional $216 million in one-off capital costs, according to a report released today commisoned by a local hotel opposing further expansion of BHP Billiton's port operations.

The document was prepared for a submission on a proposed amendment to an environmental licence for BHP Billiton by two consultants, urban design company TPG + Placematch and EconSearch.

That change would give the mining giant the ability to increase throughput by 20 million tonnes to 290mtpa.

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BHP Billiton (BHP)

Share Price

Closing price for the last 90 trading days
Source: Morningstar

Total Shareholder Return as at 31/03/17

1 year TSR5 year TSR
284thBHP Billiton47%-1%
447thRio Tinto12%-1%
536thNational Australia Bank-0%12%
567thCommonwealth Bank-7%14%
627thWoolworths-19%-1%
706 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar

Revenue

1st↑Woolworths$61,149.4m
2nd-Rio Tinto$49,225.3m
3rd↓BHP Billiton$42,224.6m
4th-National Australia Bank$27,213.0m
5th-Commonwealth Bank$27,005.0m
77 listed non wa companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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