12/08/2010 - 00:00

Doric and Nomad among NW winners

12/08/2010 - 00:00

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RAPID growth in Western Australia’s far north is proving fruitful for Perth building companies such as Doric Constructions, Nomad Building Solutions, Aussie Portables and BGC.

Doric and Nomad among NW winners

RAPID growth in Western Australia’s far north is proving fruitful for Perth building companies such as Doric Constructions, Nomad Building Solutions, Aussie Portables and BGC.

Doric has been named as the preferred bidder for Port Hedland’s $32 million multi-purpose recreation centre, while Earthcare Landscapes is the preferred bidder for a $13 million water park.

Port Hedland mayor Kelly Howlett said the projects were a significant step forward in meeting the recreational needs of town’s growing community, with a population predicted to reach 40,000 by 2025.

“The new Marquee Park and the Multi-Purpose Recreation Centre will contribute to a better lifestyle and sense of community for those living in or seeking opportunities in Hedland, helping to attract and retain workers and their families,” Ms Howlett said.

“These facilities are an important part of the infrastructure required to transform Hedland into a vibrant city of the north.”

The two projects received funding from the Town of Port Hedland, Royalties for Regions, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Compass Group, Auzcorp, South Hedland New Living, Newcrest Mining and Lotterywest.

Meanwhile, Nomad subsidiary Rapley Wilkinson has been awarded an $11 million contract by the Department of Housing to build 30 houses in Kununurra.

The project is scheduled to commence this month and will be completed by July 2011.

Rapley Wilkinson, along with another Nomad subsidiary McGrath Homes, are among 20 builders selected by the state government to develop Karratha’s second display village at Baynton West.

Baynton West is expected to open in 2011 and 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.

Some of the builders will also be allocated some of the 150 house and land lots to be sold as house and land packages.

Other builders to have been selected are: Alternative Living; Amoveo; Ausco Modular; Aussie Portables; BGC; C Colin Wilkinson Developments; Eaton Building Company; Formas; Ganan Group; Hi-Tech Accommodation Solutions; Mitie Construction; Prefab Building Systems; Summit North West; Timik Developments; TJR Building; TR Homes and Wightman Building Company.

HIA WA executive director John Dastlik said the appointment of the 20 builders was a significant step forward in providing homeowners in the Pilbara region a wide choice of affordable and sustainable housing.

 

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