Cooperative Bulk Handling's investment in South-East Asian joint venture Interflour is shaping as a healthy move for the group, as the flour miller prepares to post a considerable turnaround in profit early next year.
The state's recently passed Mining Amendment Bill may aim to provide greater incentive for mineral exploration, but concerns remain that the current production boom is blinding decision makers to the decline in exploration spending.
Rio Tinto has received royalty concessions and the removal of secondary processing obligations from the State Government, clearing the way for a $1.3 billion expansion of the Argyle diamond mine in the Kimberley.
Listed property trust Aspen Group Ltd is set to go to the market for fresh funding following confirmation of its $93.5 million purchase of the Dunsborough Lakes residential development from Ric Stowe's Griffin Group.
The launch of a bid for the 2008 Australian Tourism Exchange and new marketing initiatives to boost tourism in the state indicate how serious the government is about growing the industry, according to Tourism Minister Mark McGowan.