Table set for staff dining

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
Pluto LNG onshore gas plant
Camera IconPluto LNG onshore gas plant Credit: Picture: Woodside Energy

A temporary kitchen and dining facility for Woodside’s proposed Pluto Train 2 development has been given the green light by the City of Karratha if the project moves ahead.

The temporary kitchen and dining facility, which could hold 180 people, would enable the first stage of the approved workforce accommodation to be occupied while construction of the main kitchen and dining building was being completed.

To avoid inappropriate use of the temporary kitchen and dining building, the council approved it to have a time limit from the date of occupation of stage one of the accommodation.

A City of Karratha spokesperson said this development met the planning framework outlined in the City’s Local Workforce Accommodation Planning Policy.

Councillors approved the development application subject to a string of terms and conditions, including limiting the approval to a six-month period from August to December 2020 and limiting the use of the temporary kitchen and dining building to occupants of the workforce accommodation facility.

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The company would also be required to submit a staging plan to the City before the works began and the development was required to follow previously approved plans.

The 2500-bed village was being built by Bechtel in Gap Ridge on the outskirts of Karratha, with full village construction not due to start until after Woodside reached a positive final investment decision on Pluto Train 2.

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