Originally Posted by johnno950
Brilliant photos and info,whats the reason for the buildings been painted in the bright colours at base?and how many hours does the mobile earthmoving eqpt do per season.
The buildings are different colours to make it easier to identify and see. Most of the red buildings are mechanical/service buildings, Blue are the power houses, Yellow are for science/communications and green are living quarters and stores. I think it also has something to do with their history. Years ago they used coloured buildings so now all Australian bases have continued to use colours.
The earthmoving equipment gets about 500Hr a year. Not much when you think how much this sort of equipment gets back home!!