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FKG to open Roma Diamantina Village workcamp in February

Wade Jackwitz and Craig Kimmorley check out the plans for Diamantina Park, the FKG workcamp at Roma-Surat Rd junction.
Wade Jackwitz and Craig Kimmorley check out the plans for Diamantina Park, the FKG workcamp at Roma-Surat Rd junction. Derek Barry

A NEW accommodation hub will open in early 2013 to help relieve Roma's rental and motel stresses. 

FK Gardner and Sons Group are building Diamantina Village, 5km east of Roma for those travelling for work or pleasure. 

The location at the junction of the Warrego and Carnarvon Highways will draw accommodation seekers out of the town centre and reduce the traffic flow. 

This facility will have the ability to cater for up to 700 people once fully functional, with 350 rooms scheduled for February 2013.

Each room in the village features spacious individual ensuited rooms with reverse cycle air-conditioning, Pay TV, a refrigerator and work space within. 

The village also boosts impressive recreational facilities including a gymnasium, fully licensed bar, training rooms, tennis courts, alfresco barbecue facilities, pool tables, cafe, general store, swimming pool and sauna to name a few. 

There will also be an IT communication service to provide high speed internet as well as allow organisations to provide site inductions/training courses.

These programs can be uploaded to the Villages' management system and accessed through the smart television located in the visitors' room. 

Construction of the first stage is on schedule with 74 buildings now on site, while the finishings of the kitchen, dining and recreation areas are currently being completed. 

The pool has been installed, the outdoor area and tennis courts have been completed and the internal amenities including the gym, bar area and lounge facilities are all taking shape. 

General operations manager Craig Kimmorley said the amenities provided were unlike any other developments in the area.

"With the creation of Diamantina Village we are aiming to change the perception that large scale accommodation developments are purely mass accommodation facilities," Mr Kimmorley said.

"Diamantina will be a unique experience where providing an individual and comfortable space for each guest with all the luxuries they would find in a motel is second to none.

"We are already at 60% occupancy which further highlights the demand for additional accommodation in the region."

Stage 2 of the development is expected to be completed by mid 2013.  

Topics:  fkg, roma


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