Wednesday, 14 November 2012 07:26
Brookfield Multiplex Engineering and Infrastructure has completed the installation of a 200 man temporary camp at the Roy Hill mine, to allow workers to move on site and continue constructing the first tranche of 400 rooms and leisure amenities for mine workers.
The temporary or 'fly' camp in the Pilbara region of Western Australia has been installed over the space of 12 weeks and now builders will begin transforming the site into a master-planned community, with the first permanent buildings set to come out of the ground over the coming weeks.
Brookfield Multiplex Engineering and Infrastructure WA managing director Rainer Rasmussen said it was exciting to see the fly camp completed so quickly and the company’s unique managing contractor model had been crucial to this.
“The past few months have been dedicated to enabling works to allow us to get on site and start building, so this is really the first major milestone for the construction team and it marks the official start of the accommodation village," he said.
"The first stage of development will include 400 rooms along with a temporary central facility featuring a gymnasium and sporting facilities, so that workers will have access to quality accommodation and amenities from the outset.
"From early next year we will roll out the balance of the 1600 rooms and a state-of-the-art central facilities precinct, with the entire $190 million village slated for completion by late next year."
Mr Rasmussen said the accommodation village would provide a framework for future projects of a similar scope in mining regions across Australia.
The village will ultimately boast almost 2000 rooms, domestic facilities, shift change areas and administration centres. It will also comprise a host of sporting facilities in a central entertainment precinct including a gymnasium, auditorium, cricket pitch, a swimming pool, a beach volleyball court, barbeques and landscaped pocket parks.
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