Tonkin Consulting undertook the necessary planning, approval and documentation for the expansion of the Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam Accommodation Villages as part of the Olympic Dam Stage 1 expansion project.
The brief required an expansion to accommodate an additional 950 personnel at Olympic Dam Village and approximately 120 personnel at Roxby Dam Village.
Due to the large increases in personnel other site infrastructure, including waste, the kitchen mess also needed upgrading. Furthermore service infrastructure was shown to be at capacity requiring substantial upgrades.
Tonkin undertook the necessary design to expand the current waste water treatment lagoons to incorporate additional primary treatment capacity and disposal via evaporation ponds.
The expansion of Olympic Dam Village was successfully implemented with over 750 new rooms installed and the wastewater treatment facility constructed and commissioned on time.