McMahon Services were engaged by OZ Minerals to construct an accommodation village for exploration workers at the Carrapateena copper-gold mine.
The team worked 11 day rosters to complete Stage 1 works which included the construction and placement of 13 accommodation buildings (52 rooms), laundry facilities, offices, a kitchen and dining area, and ablution blocks. Challenges included transporting materials and equipment to and from, due to the remote location of the site.
Intract Indigenous Contractors were engaged by McMahon Services to take charge of the civil works including, preparation for rubble pads and digging, laying and backfilling service trenches.
Due to an expansion of the site, the doors opened for McMahon Services and Intract to construct an additional 15 accommodation units, bringing the overall total to 112 single ensuited accommodation rooms on-site.
Stage 2 works included; plateau preparation, installation of transportables and footpaths, along with complete plumbing and electrical works.