Life at Cloudbreak

Lucy Nash received a tour of the Cloudbreak village with Cindy and Shayne, a couple from Perth who pack up their bags every eight days to work at the Pilbara iron ore mine site. They show us around the village, the gym, the wet and dry mess centres. They share the what living in the community is like at Cloudbreak.

SkillsOne recently visited tradies who work in the mining industry in the Pilbarra, in Western Australia, run by the Fortescue Metals Group.

Fortescue focusses on iron ore.

Fortescue's port, rail and mine project commenced construction in February 2006 with the turning of the first sod at the Company's port site at Anderson Point in Port Hedland. Just two years later, the open-access rail infrastructure is complete, the Fortescue Herb Elliott Port is operational and the mining operations at the Company's first mine site, known as Cloudbreak, are well underway.

VJ Michael Gumley