Fluor Mining Camp is approximately 1 hour from Roma, a town which is the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Typically, the outback is a harsh environment and the location of this camp is no different.
Mining camps can be temporary or permanent and typically they house a lot of personnel that are away from home so it makes perfect sense to create environments that improve the well being of residents but also meet strict construction budgets.
Careful consideration of species to ensure survivability and availability for such a remote location is an important design restraint when delivering projects of this nature.
Cost effective and low maintenance initiatives included using a locally selected inorganic mulch for the majority of the planted areas which worked in combination with larger aggregate in drainage swales to direct overland flow.