Twenty 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.

As a part of the 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.

"The housing solutions chosen are innovative in their heating and cooling systems and construction materials and are well suited to the Pilbara’s climate," says Brendon Grylls, Regional Development and Lands Minister.

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 include Alternative Living; Amoveo; Ausco Modular; Aussie Portables; BGC; C&A Engineering Pty Ltd; Colin Wilkinson Developments; Eaton Building Company; Formas; 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 and Wightman Building Company.

Located on the southern side of Dampier Road at the western end of Karratha, the 93-hectare Baynton West Estate will eventually support 1,100 new homes with parks and a $2.5 million playground funded by Woodside; a joint-funded LandCorp and Shire of Roebourne $11million community centre and a primary school.