Ausco Modular’s will officially launched a 250-room ‘Kingfisher Stayover Village’ for Western Australia’s mining and resources sector in Karratha today.
The village was officially opened by the Minister for Regional Development, Brendon Grylls.
The village’s resort-style rooms and buildings were all constructed in Ausco Modular’s factory in Perth, and delivered to the site for installation.
Ausco Modular West Australian Regional Manager James Rowdon said modular construction had allowed the company to respond quickly to an urgent need for accommodation in the Pilbara region.
The Kingfisher Stayover Village has opened for its first guests just six months after construction began.
“Just one year ago, this was an empty block of land, and now it’s an operating village for 250 people,” Rowdon said today at the 26,000 square metre site.
Grylls said the village was a template for the rapid creation of high-quality accommodation that could be followed in other regional areas of Western Australia.
“This is a highly innovative project that has the potential to be a blueprint for other mining communities in need of modular housing,” he said.
“Mining workers are the driving force behind our state’s economic activity and after a long day they deserve to relax in a comfortable environment.”
Rowdon said the residences have been fitted out with first-class amenities and high quality furnishings, offering workers a level of comfort superior to what they would have experienced before.
These include on-site entertainment and leisure facilities, gymnasium, pool, bar and catered meals.