Decmil starts work on BHP’s new FIFO camp

Decmil Australia says it's started $94 million worth of design work on a new fly-in fly-out village for BHP Billiton in Port Hedland.

In a statement yesterday Decmil said the new work would include the procurement of long lead items and build on the company's existing relationship with BHP.

Decmil managing director Scott Criddle said the company was seeing rising demand from the mining sector as expansions continued.

"Decmil has carried out a number of projects for BHP Billiton in the Pilbara region over recent years, including the Port Haven Village we completed in 2010, and the design and construction of the Warrawandu Village which we are expecting to complete later this year."

Last week a Port Hedland real estate expert predicted average rents in town would reach over $5,000 a week within two years as the region expanded and construction of permanent accommodation stalled.

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