Life in Darwin
The initial subcontractor employment workforce will be sourced from the local Darwin area.
Camp Accommodation will be provided to non local workforce once stage one of the camp construction is completed, which is expected early 2013. The accommodation village will be located in Howard Springs and will consist of single air conditioned rooms with ensuite facilities. The rooms are regularly serviced and have televisions with cable and free-to-air stations.
There is no permanent room allocation and personnel are required to book out of their room when leaving for R&R, or other purposes. The project has a locker-style storage system which can be used to store some items between swings.
Minimum work site clothing includes long trousers and a collared, long-sleeved shirt (or overalls), safety boots, safety helmet with sun brim and safety glasses. All work clothing must be 100 percent cotton. Further information will be supplied by potential employers.
Hours of Work
Depending on the scope of work, different contractors may operate different working arrangements. However as an indication most contractors work ten hour days. Potential employers can provide specific details of work arrangements.
Darwin has a tropical savannah climate with distinct wet and dry seasons and the average maximum temperature is similar all year round. The dry season runs from April/May to October (the southern hemisphere winter), during which nearly every day is warm and sunny, and afternoon humidity averages around 30%.
Below is a summary of average weather conditions throughout the year.
The wet season is associated with tropical cyclones and monsoon rains. The majority of rainfall occurs between December and March (the southern hemisphere summer), when thunderstorms are common and afternoon relative humidity averages over 70 percent during the wettest months. It does not rain every day during the wet season, but most days are warm to hot with plentiful cloud cover. Darwin's highest Bureau of Meteorology verified daily rainfall total is 367.6 mm, which fell when Cyclone Carlos bore down on the Darwin area on 16 February 2011. Darwin has a cyclone season like most of northern Australia.
Electronic devices such as mobile phones and iPods cannot be taken onto the job site. Cameras and video recorders or other ‘photography or recording' devices cannot be taken onto any construction sites or any work locations. Such items must also be left at personnel accommodation.
Smoking is not permitted in any buildings, accommodation rooms or vehicles. During work times, smoking is limited to designated areas and only during rest and meal breaks. We ask that cigarette butts not be dropped on the ground and must be deposited in the containers provided.