Not in our backyard: Rockingham council knocks back homeless shelter

Rockingham council’s decision to knock back a proposed homeless shelter in the suburb of Shoalwater has “sickened” a local advocate for people experiencing homelessness.

The news comes after a shanty town in bushland surrounding Rockingham’s industrial area made headlines earlier this month.

The camp, near a nickel refinery and a chemical wholesaler, is home to 17 homeless men and women living in tents and shacks with no access to power or hot water.

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Sorce: WA Today

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