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Mine Infrastructure Design

Fraser-Lever’s extensive service portfolio and customised design solutions cover all phases of a mine’s life cycle with our services tailored to meet each site’s unique business challenges.

We have extensive experience in our mine infrastructure designs for both green and brownfield sites, collaborating closely with our clients to build the right solutions for their projects.

Our experienced mining consultations and engineers work to determine the optimal arrangement between plant and infrastructure to achieve a safe and efficient workplace that will boost both performance and productivity.


We determine the most effective design for constructability and cost for:

  • Haul Road Design

  • Fuel Farm Design

  • Rail Crossing, Loop & Train Load Out Design

  • Mine Workshop Design

  • Plant Structural Design

  • Water Fill Points

  • Wash Down Pads

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We consider all aspects of the layout including civils, hydrology, access, light and heavy vehicle roads and workshop and office structures to ensure we achieve a fully functional site that is economical to construct.

Design Expertise

Haul Roads

Reduce the likelihood of high vehicle hazard and promote efficiency and safety with effective haul road design. Our specialist mining engineers are experienced in primary and secondary haul road construction for the movement of mobile plant, overburden and waste material, as well as pit, bench and dump roads.


Primary and secondary access roads design is also a speciality where the advancement of the pit or mining requires access roads to be used for other carefully planned purposes to promote site efficiency and productivity.

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Fuel Farms

Fuel farms need to be correctly sized to ensure a secure supply of diesel to power operations. Fraser-Lever engineers have the experience to specify the correct system taking into account the current refueling technologies and overall site efficiency.

Rail Design

Rail infrastructure design is crucial in mining operations for an effective, economically viable transport option to unlock untapped deposits or revitalise existing mines. Fraser-Lever mining engineer consultants are renowned for their rail link work, including rail crossing design and rail loop designs.


We also specialise in design for enhanced reliability and efficiency of the train load-out process for improved capacity, profitability and safety.


Mine Workshop Design

Every mine workshop has a different purpose and length of time it's required to shelter and protect valuable equipment and vital workspaces. Fraser-Lever has experienced mine infrastructure designers who understand the importance of tailoring solutions that consider usage time, mobility, comfort and environmental factors.

Plant Structural Design

Our engineers bring extensive experience in providing structural designs and layouts for mine sites including mining infrastructure areas, processing plants and all other supporting structures such as access ways, platforms, ladders and stairways.


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All of the designs we develop and certify are completed to Australian standards. Where required certification to international standards (ISO, IEPNG) is also possible.

Our 4-Step Delivery Process

Our engineers follow a 4-step delivery process to ensure our feasibility and scoping work, design, delivery and verification processes provide a positive impact on our clients’ bottom line.

The extent of services provided depends on client requirements and can include: design and specification only; design, specification and supervision; through to full Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM).  

Projects include: scoping studies, pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, new projects, plant modifications and upgrades and plant relocation, special purpose machinery design, infrastructure and environmental designs.

Case Study – Peak Downs Mine

Thiess engaged Fraser-Lever to deliver the MIA design for Peak Downs mine in 2018. As part of this project, Fraser-Lever was responsible for the architectural design, concrete design, steelwork design and all inspections. 

Fraser-Lever successfully delivered the following as per the client requirements:  

  • 1x 4-Bay ultraclass workshop 

  • 2x Modular ultraclass jacking slabs  

  • 2x Maintenance workshops (tyre bay, boilermaker bay)  

  • All piping relating to lubrication and water services  

  • Project management/ control - site-based role 

  • Approximate Value: AUD $12 Million

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