Builders celebrate skill and innovation in Broome

The building and construction industry gathered at a gala event in Broome recently to recognise the best residential and commercial builders in the Kimberley-Pilbara region for their construction excellence.

Over 120 industry representatives gathered at Zanders Restaurant overlooking Cable Beach, on Saturday 19th June for the annual Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards for the Kimberley Pilbara region.

Judges travelled more than 10,000km to see the finest new buildings in the Northwest entered in this year’s Master Builders-Bankwest Kimberley Pilbara Building Excellence Awards.

Master Builders regional awards head judge Charlie Baggetta was impressed by the quality of workmanship he saw while judging projects in Onslow, Roebourne, Broome, Kununurra and Karratha to judge the 2021 Entrants.

The top commercial award and the Bankwest Best Regional Project was the Broome Senior High school facilities built by Crothers Construction and the Roebuck Estate Developments Best Country Home Award was won by Connolly Homes for their beautiful custom-built home in Djugun.

“Cabinet work to the Kitchen is of a very high standard, with woodgrain wall cupboards along the full length of the bench cupboards noted Mr Baggetta.

“Also, the large wall tiles to ceiling height compliments the well-appointed bathroom. Tiling throughout the house is of a very high standard. Well set out and neatly laid.

The Bankwest Best Regional Project was the Broome Senior High school new facilities built by Crothers Construction.

“The upgrade and extensions to the school have transformed the school into a state-of-the-art landmark in Broome Mr Baggetta said.

“The difficulties the builder faced throughout the construction stage in keeping the school operational and performing the works was a very skilful operation.

Northwest Regional Manager Paul Kerr said builders, subcontractors and suppliers in the Kimberley and Pilbara showed dedication and resilience to produce exceptional work for their clients.

“There is no higher recognition across the state for builders to be recognised amongst their peers, and it was a wonderful way to celebrate the high quality of building and construction in the region, Mr Kerr concluded.


Other major winners from the 2021 awards included:

  • Bankwest Best Customer Service for a Small Builder: Connolly Homes
  • Bankwest Best Customer Service for a Medium Builder: Broome Builders
  • Best Small Builder of the Year: Connolly Homes
  • Best Medium Builder: Broome Builders
  • Best Historic Restoration or Renovation was Hi Constructions for Old Onslow Cemetary
  • Best Health Care Building: Thermal Comfort Homes for Wunan Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • Best Resource Construction Project: Multiplex for Bay Village
  • Best Retail Building: Thomas Building for Tambrey Village Shopping CentreFor more information please contact:
  • Northwest Regional Manager Paul Kerr – w: 9921 5061 m: 0438 207 558
  • Executive Director John Gelavis – w: 9476 9800 m: 0428 884 392


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