The scope of work for this project comprises of the safe deconstruction and removal of the Weelamurra camp and subsequent rehabilitation of the grounds to meet State and Shire requirements.
This will involve the removal of all above and below ground services, deconstruction of all buildings and supporting infrastructure and the disposal of all waste from the Camp to a recycle centre or suitable landfill. The site will then have rehabilitation works completed.
Project Achievements and Constraints
The project commenced approximately mid-March 2021 and practical completion was achieved in September 2021. This was the first demolition and rehabilitation project for Karlayura and was completed on time, to budget and with zero incidents.
All 29 SPQ buildings were successfully relocated to Ti Tree camp for renovation and re-installation (a separate project for Karlayura). We also secured additional works including a maintenance shed, two wet mess structures, an ambulance shelter and 4-unit kitchen buildings. These were donated By Rio Tinto to one of our Aboriginal group partners for repurposing.
Over 3000 tonnes of concrete were removed and sent for recycling and 20 semi- trailers of scrap metal sent to Karratha for recycling.
Some of the challenges included uncovering underground services not previously identified on the drawings given to us by the client.