Development

The Stayover by Ausco approach to village development is straightforward – to set new standards in the design and construction of regional & remote commercial workforce accommodation.

We believe that a workforce that has rested comfortably, slept well and eaten healthy nutritious food, performs better. For our customers this means enhanced productivity, reduced sick days, less accidents at work and increased morale.

What we are really providing is ‘sleep’ – an element critical to the safe, productive and efficient running of our customers’ operations, therefore the design of our accommodation, and the comfort and privacy of our guests is paramount.

We are part of a group that is a reliable major accommodation ‘turnkey’ project specialist; and who has delivered villages to house from 100 to over 3,000 people. Whether it is a smaller boutique village or large scale accommodation requirement, Stayover by Ausco and Ausco Modular have the necessary know-how to design, manufacture and construct a Stayover village ideally suited to your requirements.

Let us build you a village

If you have a location in mind - with or without access to land - we can provide a flexible development solution that includes:

  • sourcing land (our land or yours; owned or leased; freehold or mine-site);
  • the application of our legal and planning expertise;
  • the ability to structure appropriate land tenure arrangements;
  • managing the DA, Operational Works and Building Consents process; including environmental studies, engineering assessments, etc;
  • liaison with landowners, local authorities, state governments and other regulatory organisations;
  • leveraging from local, national and global supply chain relationships;
  • customisation of the village to suit your project and operational requirements throughout the BOO cycle.    

Managing the entire end-to-end process means that we can provide our customers with fast, flexible and reliable solutions.

Site Selection

Choosing the right location is critical. Understanding the current, and future, operating locations and requirements of our customers, enables us to better plan our next village location or village expansion.Site Selection

Ausco Modular has a number of land banks in mining and infrastructure ‘hot-spots’ throughout Australia. Further, many of our villages also have brownfield expansion capacity. But in addition, through our network of established industry contacts throughout Australia, we have the ability to source land … fast.  

What this means for our customers is that we can rapidly provide and bring onto line villages which are in the optimum locations in terms of project or operational requirements and the associated workforce movements.

Design

The design process for our villages is cooperative and meticulous. All areas of the village are planned with the comfort and functionality of guests in mind; whether it is something as simple as the furniture of the outdoor recreational areas or even the signage to guide guests around the village. We understand that it’s the little things that make a big difference.Design

Our villages are connected by winding pathways which integrate with extensive landscaping elements – rather than the more traditional ‘construction-style’ face-to-face configurations that are typically utilised in more traditional solutions. The location of guest services - such as laundries and central facilities - is practical and convenient.

In addition, we are quite proud to say that our rooms have been described by our guests as the best in the industry.

From site plans and village layout features, landscaping and recreational & service facilities, to room configuration, furniture design and fit-outs, Stayover by Ausco aims to set new standards in the design of regional and remote workforce accommodation. 

Manufacturing and Construction

All Stayover by Ausco villages are manufactured and constructed in Australia by Ausco Modular. Ausco Modular has the flexibility to mobilise up to 12 manufacturing facilities in 5 strategic locations around Australia. In fact, our business currently has more manufacturing capacity than any other modular provider in Australia. Read more here.Manufacturing

The Stayover by Ausco Development team, in conjunction with Ausco Modular’s skilled Design & Engineering teams, devise purpose-built designs with unique layouts and features for each village; suiting the location, guest requirements and the site itself.

The Ausco Modular Construction division installs and constructs the village onsite. Upon completion, our Stayover by Ausco Operations team expertly manages our facilities using a team of service-focussed staff; many who have backgrounds in the hotel and hospitality industries.

Commercial model

Stayover by Ausco offers a managed accommodation solution in exchange for a simple room-night charge.

This allows our customers to execute the full flexibility of securing just a few rooms for their workforce, or occupying an entire village for days, months or even years.Delivery

Our customers reap the benefits from fully outsourcing their accommodation requirements - preserving capital, saving management time and reducing IR issues by leaving the day-to-day operation of their facilities to an industry expert.

Ultimately, this allows our customers to do what they do best, focusing on their core activities to maximise shareholder and investor returns. 

Ramping up when you need more rooms

Our village designs are highly scalable. Our expandable village designs, and the associated infrastructure to support such developments, ensure a quick response to additional room requirements at any of our Stayover by Ausco villages.

Local procurement

Critical to both the developmental and operational stages of our villages is the utilisation of local trades and ongoing procurement of goods and services from local providers.Procurement

Whether it’s the local electrician, sourcing local bread or starting a team in the local football competitions, we are committed to engaging with the local and regional business community in a mutually beneficial way wherever possible.

We also work closely with local communities and regional councils to ensure there is optimal contribution and participation by our guests with local communities.

If you are interested in becoming a supplier to any of our Stayover by Ausco villages, please Contact Us.