Mining Camp Construction & Mining Camp Design
Worker's camps are an essential element of projects where the workforce is sourced outside the local area. For resource mining projects and infrastructure construction, there is simply no alternative.
Companies understand that worker productivity and worker's camp living standard are closely aligned. The provision of comfortable accommodation, good food and recreational facilities are critical to maintaining a contented and committed workforce.
Whether the project workforce is fly-in, fly-out or residential depends on the project's duration and location. Either way worker's accommodation must be provided. Worker's camps are a charge on the "bottom line" of projects and can significantly impact start up costs. Amortised over the life of longer term projects they become just another operating expense that need to be factored into the project. With short duration projects the cost has a greater impact on the project's feasibility.
There are several options for establishing camps and structuring operations. Brighthouse has experience in the tried and tested models which include Company owned and operated camps, build-own-operate (BOO) and various hybrids of the above models. We have also created new innovative solutions for our clients that have resulted in substantial project savings and cash flow retention.
Brighthouse can provide feasibility studies, mining camp design and forward works, construction camp design, approvals, tender documentation, contract documents and tender assessment. We project manage a select number of projects which includes camp construction and establishment.
- Ord Irrigation Expansion Project Worker's Camp – Victoria Highway, Kununurra, WA
A new accommodation facility for workers and contractors engaged on the Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project - a large scale nation building endeavour that will create stronger, vibrant and sustainable regional communities in the East Kimberley. The project will include the release of 8,000 hectares of agricultural lots, in conjunction with the improvement of social, community and common-use infrastructure. Brighthouse provided the constriuction camp design and consulted on the construction and camp operations for the Ord Project Workers camp.
- Wavecrest Family & Executive Mining Accommodation – Ravensthorpe-Hopetoun Road, WA
Wavecrest Village is a carefree lifestyle option that allows residents to enjoy superb resort style facilities in Hopetoun’s most exciting new neighbourhood. By recognising the trend towards busy lifestyles and the demands this places upon individuals and families, Wavecrest Village has developed a sense of community that eases the pressures associated with working and living in a mining town environment by placing an emphasis on the simple things like safety, security and personal freedom. Providing 3 bedroom executive home accommodation, this the new alternative to worker's camp or residential subdivision living.