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Board Moves September 21, 2018

Medibio has appointed Jennifer Solitario as senior vice president of corporate health.

Datacom wins $4.5m GovNext contract

Datacom has secured a $4.5 million contract as part of the state government’s GovNext ICT program.

WA prospector finds $110k gold nugget

A massive gold nugget worth at least $110,000 has been uncovered by a prospector in the northern Goldfields, weeks after Canadian gold miner RNC Minerals made an even bigger discovery near Kambalda.

Rolek plans $5m IPO

West Perth-based Rolek Resources has launched a $5 million initial public offering, with the company planning a backdoor listing via Shaw River Manganese.

DTI signs $19m contract

Perth-based tech company DTI Group has finalised a $19.1 million contract with manufacturing joint venture Alstom Ubunye to supply passenger information systems for nearly 600 trains in South Africa.

Board Moves September 19, 2018

Craig Metz and Karen Thurman will be retiring as non-executive directors of Alexium International Group at the upcoming AGM. Rosheen Garnon has been appointed an independent non-executive director.

Protean in $3m South Korean investment

A half-owned subsidiary of Perth-based Protean Energy has received a $3 million investment from the South Korean government for a $9.7 million vanadium battery project.

AIC in takeover deal

Joseph El-Raghy-led AIC Resources has agreed to a reverse takeover deal with NSW-based Intrepid Mines.

Sheffield gains on funding deal

Shares in mineral sands-aspirant Sheffield Resources touched an all-time high today after the federal government approved a $95 million debt facility to develop the company’s Thunderbird project in the Kimberley.

Austal signs $1.6bn US Navy contract

Months after being overlooked by the Australian government for local naval contracts, Henderson-based Austal has achieved more success in the US, securing a $1.6 billion contract to build two ships for the US Navy.

The Agency confirms Top Level buy, $13m equity deal

Perth-based The Agency Group Australia has executed an option to acquire east coast real estate group Top Level for $5.5 million, while also announcing an $8.4 million capital raising and a $5 million debt conversion deal.

ResApp raises $7.5m

Medical tech company ResApp Health has announced a $7.5 million capital raising as it moves to commercialise its smartphone app, which aims to diagnose and manage respiratory diseases.

Board Moves September 18, 2018

Amit Pau has resigned as non-executive chair of Norwood Systems in order to focus on other business commitments.

Carmel, Aegis win Joondalup project

Property developer Carmel Group and Aegis Aged Care Group have been chosen to build a $100 million multigenerational development at the former Joondalup Basketball Stadium.

Aurora jumps on 3D print speeds

Shares in 3D printing firm Aurora Labs were up nearly 30 per cent today after the company said it had printed complex parts well above market average speeds using its large format technology.

Kalium flags $284m capex for Beyondie

Kalium Lakes has released a bankable feasibility study for its Beyondie sulphate of potash (SOP) project in the Pilbara, which the company says has compelling technical and economic outcomes.

Ramelius to head underground

Gold producer Ramelius Resources has announced plans to begin underground mining at its Edna May operation near Southern Cross early next year.

Board Moves September 17, 2018

Blackham Resources’ chief financial officer Anthony Rechichi has taken over the role of company secretary following the resignation of Mike Robbins.

Board Moves September 14, 2018

Ryan Benton has left as chief financial officer of Brainchip.

Board moves: Austal, Stavely Minerals

Austal has appointed Chris Indermaur to its board as a non-executive director, while William ‘Bill’ Plyley has stepped down as chairman of Stavely Minerals due to health reasons.

Board Moves September 13, 2018

Global Construction Services has announced the SRG Global Merger of Equals to create a leading global specialist engineering, construction and maintenance group.

Kiernan to chair Saracen

Gold miner Saracen Mineral Holdings has appointed Anthony Kiernan as its non-executive chair, replacing Geoffery Clifford after nearly four years in the role.

Albany hotel development stalls

The state government has failed to attract a hotel developer at Albany’s Middleton Beach, with a recent expression of interest process bringing no suitable submissions.

RCT launches new mining tech

Kewdale-based RCT has installed its latest technology at AngloGold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam gold mine, which gives an operator control of numerous machines from a singular station.

Board Moves September 11, 2018

GuangYu Chen and John Chegwidden have been appointed non-executive directors of ATC Alloys.

Board Moves September 10, 2018

Lianne Grove has been appointed to a newly-created role of chief commercial officer at Hexagon Resources.

RDG plans $15m gold buy

Resource Development Group has announced plans to acquire a 30 per cent stake in a gold project from Bullseye Mining, which is currently the subject of a takeover offer and board spill.

Board Moves September 7, 2018

Baraka Energy & Resources has appointed Jaime Zafra as an independent technical consultant to complete a due diligence review of the Philippines Iron Sands Vanadium-Magnetite Project, its explorat

Peel to raise $12m

Junior explorer Peel Mining has raised $12.3 million, with gold miner St Barbara subscribing for $1.8 million as part of the placement.

Forrest launches $900k VTEC

Andrew Forrest-led GenerationOne, in partnership with the federal government, has today launched an Indigenous vocation training and employment centre at the Acacia Prison, with accommodation group Ebenezer Aboriginal Corporation (EAC) appointed as the program operator.

Barminco locks in $700m extension

Barminco has secured a five-year extension to its mining services contract at AngloGold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam gold mine, worth about $700 million.

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$120m in new work for Monadelphous

Perth-based Monadelphous Group has received a number of contracts with multiple clients including Fortescue Metals Group, BHP Billiton and Chevron, with the work worth a combined $120 million.

FMG appoints Gaines as CEO

Fortescue Metals Group has announced major changes to its leadership, with a new chief executive taking the reins and its directors taking a hands-on role to support an updated strategy that focuses on producing more higher-grade iron ore.

Perth CBD office vacancy hits 25-year peak

Downsizing in the resources sector is outstripping emerging demand from technology, medical and education businesses for CBD office space according to a new report by independent property research firm Y Research.

Gow questions builder's financial status

The building commissioner has put out a public warning against a local building company, saying its financial status warrants questioning.

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EPA rejects MinRes, Sinosteel iron ore mines

The environmental watchdog has recommended rejection of two proposals to mine iron ore in Western Australia because they would cause irreversible damage to the land.

Robert Kennedy passes away

Company director Robert (Bob) Kennedy, who was a director or chairman of four ASX-listed companies, has passed away after a short illness.

Taxi plate buy-back part of transport shake-up

Perth taxi and Uber users may see a 10 per cent fare hike for the next four years to fund taxi plate buy-backs as the state government revamps on-demand transport.

Site found for WA's first open-range zoo

The state government has locked in a location for Western Australia’s first open-range zoo, which is expected to cost up to $100 million to develop.