New FIFO camp for the Pilbara

Mineral Resources says it's secured approval for a new 500-700 person camp in Port Hedland to house workers for its expanding Pilbara operations.

According to WA Business News the council has set the base rental rate at $15 a square metre, which will earn the town $750,000 in the first year.

The iron ore miner said it would also contribute $911,460 to the community each year, which will be spent developing local services and facilities.

WA Business News reports the town said the camp was likely to earn it $17.7 million over its ten year life.

Earlier this year Port Hedland also approved a much larger 4,000 room camp by BHP Billiton.

The camp was approved after changes to an earlier plan that was initially rejected.

Image: Troy Rodgers, Townsville Bulletin

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