The OZ Minerals Carrapateena Project delivers golden opportunities to local service providers
OZ Minerals’ newly acquired Carrapateena copper-gold project located in the Gawler Craton is giving South Australian service providers the chance to become part of the resources boom.
McMahon Services, through their local office in Port Pirie have been contracted by OZ Minerals to construct the $2.9 million exploration accommodation village consisting of 52 accommodation rooms, laundry, offices, kitchen and dining room, and ablution blocks.
The team of 20 from the Building Services division is also leading the installation of power, water, and sewer, along with the placement of the buildings and village infrastructure.
Carrapateena has also opened doors for Intract – a newly formed business through the partnership of McMahon Services and the Aboriginal Foundation of South Australia, which promotes skills training and long term employment opportunities for Indigenous communities in the civil construction and mining industries.
The project has employed six Intract workers, including a young Indigenous man who originates from the local Kokatha people.
Project Manager Damien Bristow reports that the project is on track, with logistics proving to be the only challenge so far – transporting materials and equipment to and from the remote location.