Altura buys camp for project workers
Altura Mining has joined Pilbara Minerals in securing an abandoned Roy Hill workers’ camp in the Pilbara in preparation for the construction of its Pilgangoora lithium project.
Altura has agreed to buy the 324-room Roy Hill rail camp 2, 20km from its project, for an undisclosed sum.
The camp will be used to house workers during the construction and later operational phase of the project.
The village was built in 2014 for workers building the Roy Hill railway line.
Altura said it would keep the camp in its existing location at the corner of Great Northern Highway and the Wodgina mine access road.
Th village has space cleared for a further 176 rooms if needed and the central infrastructure can cater for as many as 500 staff.
The company has also announced today it has begun placing orders for long-lead items and equipment for Pilgangoora.
Altura hopes to begin construction on the project this year, with first production expected before the end of next year.
Pilbara Minerals recently announced it was buying Roy Hill rail camp 3.