In Western Australia’s Goldfields, the Kambalda Hotel has a storied past as the former home to the longest bar in the Southern Hemisphere. Established in 1969, it has served as the only pub in Kambalda, welcoming miners, locals, and families over the years.
Under new ownership, the hotel has undergone an impressive refurbishment, boasting a modern menu, a drive-thru cafe, upgraded conference facilities with video conferencing, and event spaces. Owners Steve and Darlene are thrilled about the forthcoming extension, addressing the high demand for additional accommodation in the Goldfields. The hotel’s chefs have also crafted an exquisite new catering selection.
Previously, buyers at the Kambalda Concentrator had limited catering options, but thanks to BHP’s Local Buying Program, the Kambalda Hotel is now onboarded, opening up direct supply opportunities. BHP Buyers reached out to the owners, urging them to register with the Program. This has facilitated engagement for catering and other services, including accommodation when available. By becoming a supplier on the program, the Kambalda Hotel is excited about the potential for business growth and the positive impact it will have on the community.
Sustained and consistent business from BHP will provide much-needed support to this cherished local business, while also benefiting the wider community. Buyers understand the Program’s advantages, not only for their work but also for keeping the local economy thriving.