Carrapateena Exploration Camp Construction


Oz Minerals


Carrapateena, South Australia


$2.9 million


January 2012

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Project Overview

Intract Indigenous Contractors and McMahon Services were engaged by OZ Minerals to construct an accommodation village for exploration workers at the Carrapateena copper-gold mine.

For 11 day rosters, the team worked to complete Stage 1 works which included the construction and placement of 13 accommodation buildings (52 rooms), laundry facilities, offices, a kitchen and dining area, and ablution blocks. Challenges included transporting materials and equipment to and from, due to the remote location of the site.

Intract Indigenous Contractors took charge with the civil component of the project, undertaking preparation for rubble pads and digging, laying and backfilling service trenches. The project employed six Intract workers, including a young Indigenous man who originates from the local Kokatha people.


Due to an expansion of the site, the doors opened for Intract Indigenous Contractors and McMahon Services to construct an additional 15 accommodation units, bringing the overall total to 112 single ensuited accommodation rooms on-site.

Stage 2 works included; plateau preparation, installation of transportables and footpaths, along with complete plumbing and electrical works.

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