Fluor Mining Camp

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

Fairview | Roma | Queensland | Australia

project team

Client | Santos

Landscape Contractor | Scape Shapes 

Builder | Walton Construction Queensland

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.  

cost effective, low maintenance and durable

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. 

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