Fairview, Roma, Queensland, Australia
K130 Mining Camp is an accommodation village located approximately 120 kilometres north of Roma, on the southern sector of the Comet Ridge.
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