Coppabella sets standard in Central Qld for mining camps

COPPABELLA sets the standard for mining camps.

That's the verdict from a CFMEU Camp Audit Report released today, which explored living conditions across Central Queensland's 69 mining camps.

With a pool, tennis court and gym and rooms with a king single bed, ensuite, air-conditioning, a fridge, kettle, TV and wifi, the 5000-bed Coppabella camp, outside of Moranbah, ranked the highest.

CFMEU Queensland mining and energy division president Stephen Smyth said standards varied a great deal throughout the camps.

Further down the ladder was the Rosewood Accommodation Village at Blackwater. The report claimed it was intended to be temporary lodging for two years, but had been there 15 years.

Eureka Village Camp was deemed "noisy and smelly", with leaky sewerage systems.

Civeo Village Dysart was said to have high-quality facilities.