Rinehart’s Roy Hill Iron Ore Project takes first steps
Gina Rinehart’s multibillion Roy Hill Iron Ore project, located 270 kilometres south of Port Hedland, has taken concrete steps on the way to becoming an operational facility.
Contractor Brookfield Multiplex recently commenced construction of the accommodation village at Roy Hill, with the first stage of the $190 million facility expected to be in operation by December this year.
The first stage involves construction of 400 rooms, with the remaining dwellings and a central facilities precinct planned for completion by August 2013.
The accommodation precinct will span 78 hectares and feature central sporting and entertainment amenities, including a gymnasium and swimming pool, and administration and management centres.
The world’s richest woman Gina Rinehart has long held dreams of completing the Roy Hill Iron Ore project, which is currently expected to cost $9.5 billion and become one of Australia’s biggest iron-ore-producing mines.
Brookfield Multiplex is also a major investor in the region, currently working on engineering and infrastructure projects in Western Australia valued at close to $600 million.