Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls
Builders Selected For Pilbara’s Biggest Display Village At Baynton West
Victor P Taffa
20 builders have been selected by the State Government to develop Karratha’s second display village at Baynton West, expected to be the biggest in the North-West.
Designed to showcase affordable, quality residential design and climate responsiveness, the Baynton West display village will offer a variety of homes in one convenient location.
As a part of this initiative a number of the selected builders will also be allocated some of the 150 house and land lots in Stages 5 to 8A to be sold as house and land packages.
Regional Development and Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said he was delighted with the level of builder interest in the Pilbara.
“This initiative shows the strong links between the State Government and the private sector to deliver affordable, climate-friendly homes for Regional Western Australia.” Mr. Grylls said.
“The new display village will play an integral role in introducing more housing choice for the people of the Pilbara, which is a central to the Government’s Pilbara Cities’ vision.”
“The housing solutions chosen are innovative in their heating and cooling systems and construction materials and are well suited to the Pilbara’s climate.” Mr. Grylls said.
Expected to open in 2011, the display village will offer designs starting at $189,500 for a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home or $338,300 for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom residence.
The selected builders are:
- Alternative Living;
- Ausco Modular;
- Aussie Portables;
- C&A Engineering Pty Ltd;
- Colin Wilkinson Developments;
- Eaton Building Company;
- Ganan Group Pty Ltd;
- Hi-Tech Accommodation Solutions;
- McGrath Homes;
- Mitie Construction;
- Prefab Building Systems;
- Rapley Wilkinson;
- Summit North West;
- Timik Developments;
- TJR Building Pty Ltd;
- TR Homes;
- Wightman Building Company.
HIA WA Executive Director John Dastlik said the appointment of the 20 builders was a significant step forward in providing home owners in the Pilbara region a wide choice of affordable and sustainable housing.
“The village demonstrates the strong commitment of the State Government and the WA home building industry in providing affordable housing to residents in one of the power house regions of Australia’s economy.” Mr. Dastlik said.
Located on the Southern Side of Dampier Road at the Western end of Karratha, the 93-hectare Baynton West Estate would eventually support 1,100 new homes with impressive parks and a $2.5 Million playground funded by Woodside; a joint-funded LandCorp and Shire of Roebourne $11 Million community centre and a primary school.