Mining camps can are either temporary or permanent and typically they house a lot of personnel that are away from home, so it makes perfect sense to create an environment that contributes to the well-being of residents but also meets cost effective construction budgets.
The outback is a harsh environment and the location of this camp is no different. Careful consideration of species was required to ensure survivability and availability for such a remote location.
Recreation and pedestrian areas were prioritized for landscape treatment which included providing adequate shade for such a hot climate.
Other cost effective and low maintenance initiatives included using a locally selected inorganic mulch for the majority of the planted areas and these worked in combination with larger aggregate to drainage swales to direct overland flow.
Specifically, landscape elements included:
• inorganic mulch to the majority of garden beds to reduce maintenance
• strategic placement of species to enhance and prioritize pedestrian and user amenity
• consideration of overland flow across the site
• strategic placement of trees to maximize shade opportunities
• selection of durable, low maintenance and hardy plant species to suit the local micro-climate conditions
Meeting a landscape strict budget, Citicene in conjunction with Scape Shapes delivered a landscape that met the builders budget and time frame requirements.
Walton Construction Queensland