It is with great pride that I present Wabi Constructions’ website. It is underpinned by my passion and commitment to making a difference to the built environment of Australia’s North West.


I arrived in the Kimberley 30 years ago to build Broome’s first backpacker hostel, followed by a multitude of award-winning tourism resorts, commercial spaces, industrial buildings, residential homes, and remote Indigenous housing group dwellings throughout the North West. Among Wabi Constructions’ (formerly Australian Eco Constructions) most successful projects are the award-winning Eco Beach resort, just south of Broome, and Derby’s first-planned residential estate, Ashley Grove. These projects have not only enhanced the aesthetic appeal of the region but also provided housing solutions for government personnel, making them highly desirable places to live.


I have built a loyal team of experienced individuals around me, including managers, designers, skilled tradespeople, and administrators, who all share my vision of creating sustainable architectures that make living and working above the ’23rd parallel’ more comfortable and socially sustainable. As a company, we also believe in building economic and social capacity in the towns we operate in by contracting local tradespeople and providing training and employment opportunities for the local community.


Even after 30 years, I remain a hands-on, integral part of every design and construction project. My team and I embrace the challenge of crafting tailor-made building solutions and welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you in bringing your vision to life.


Karl Plunkett Managing Director – Wabi Constructions (formerly Australian Eco Constructions)