BHPB Pilbara Accommodation Programme – Port Hedland
Client BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Year 2011 - 2012
Our Role Development and Project, Management Services and Feasibility Study
Insight were engaged by BHPBilliton’s WA Iron Ore business to assist with it’s Pilbara Accommodation Programme. BHP embarked on a large-scale capital expansion programme to increase it’s production from it’s Pilbara operations by 2017. To enable the planned ramp up in production, the development of substantial new workforce accommodation was required.
Murdoch Drive, South Hedland
Insight were commissioned to provide a feasibility study and procurement strategy to construct 84 new 3, 4 & 5 bed dwellings on lots acquired from a private developer. Insight successfully executed the procurement strategy resulting in the appointment of 3 builders in late 2012 to construct the dwellings.
Parker Street, South Hedland
Insight assisted BHPB with the acquisition of 35 lots and a grouped housing site from a private developer. Insight carried out feasibility, commercial negotiations and co-ordinated the preparation and execution of a land sale agreement.
Lot 5977 Hamilton Road, South Hedland
As part of the overall accommodation strategy, the assessment and selection of developments proposed by private developers was undertaken and where KPI’s could be met, Insight co-ordinated and managed the execution of JV Agreements and Purchase on Completion Agreements including this 42 apartment development in South Hedland.
Hamilton Precinct, South Hedland
Insight were appointed by BHPB to carry out a feasibility study and procurement strategy for the delivery of 300 dwellings on the Hamilton Precinct sub-division to be developed by BHPB.
BHP Billiton required housing to be provided as quickly as possible to support their planned expansion programme. Extensive research was undertaken to assess builders with the capacity and capability to complete the projects in accordance with the schedule and BHP Billiton’s expectations. A minimum of 3 builders with the possibility of up to 6 were identified for these three projects to deliver the houses over a 3 to 4 year period with the last of the homes proposed to be completed in 2016.
Challenges faced in achieving the project requirements were the supply of infrastructure services such as water and sewer; major expansion works to upgrade existing systems were not available at the time of development and in the case of sewer, interim pumping services were required.