BHP takes mining camps to new levels

BHP is banking on a $150 million mining camp to even out bumps in the fly-in, fly-out operation and smooth the way to its target of gender balance at a giant new iron ore mine in Western Australia’s rugged Pilbara.

That’s why it has built a three-storey cafe, a cross-fit gym, a 3000-book library, a kitchen just for cooking masterclasses and a virtual golf course at the mining camp attached to the $US3.6 billion South Flank project.

The Australian Financial Review is reporting  Poulia Jamieson, an eight-year veteran of FIFO, had never felt more at home on a mine site which helped even out the transition when she did swing back to her family.

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