The Government of Western Australia’s Department of Mining Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) engaged Liberty Industrial to carry out the complete deconstruction, demolition, disposal, recycling and rehabilitation works at the former Ellendale Diamond Mine, situated 140km east of Derby within the Bunuba Native Title Lands. The scope of works involved the deconstruction and demolition of all non-mining and mining infrastructure, including conveyors, diamond processing areas and sorting shed and dump hoppers, alongside site-wide rehabilitation. Our project was the first of its kind to be undertaken within Western Australia and with our client DMIRS.
- Successful construction of the temporary work camp and infrastructure without incident during the entire occupation of the project’s duration with seamless mobilisation of all staff members, plant and equipment plus medical provisions were made available 24 hours, 7 days of the week.
- As the site was large and work areas were scattered across the site, work was sequenced in a controlled approach to each work face that ensured our demolition teams seamlessly transitioned from one area to another. Multiple work fronts operated at a time to ensure the coordination of the project is adequately supervised, traffic control with heavy and light vehicles interactions was clear, manageable, safe, and always coordinated.
- All structures had to be deconstructed and dismantled using mechanical demolition techniques and a combination of Liberty Industrial’s 38 and 48t excavators.
- Careful consideration was taken with the optimal handling of scrap and waste materials. We had considered various options for salvage items as outlined in the Waste Management Strategy.
- Liberty Industrial worked closely with the local Indigenous peoples to ensure adequate Cultural Awareness Training is completed over the duration of the project. A priority of the Project Manager and procurement team ensured work opportunities were created and prioritised for local and indigenous subcontractors.
The project was masterfully executed and completed on schedule, on budget and with zero safety incidents.