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City of Perth launches bushfire appeal

The City of Perth has opened an appeal to raise funds for those affected by the bushfires that swept through the Perth hills.

Focus announces 28% profit increase

Goldfields-focused gold miner Focus Minerals has reported a 28 per cent rise in its pre-tax profit guidance for the six months to December 31.

BC Iron's Young joins Waratah board

BC Iron managing director Mike Young has joined the board of Subiaco-based iron ore play, Waratah.

Diploma to build $9m Autism WA centre

Diploma Group has been awarded a $9 million contract to built a headquarters and early intervention centre for Autism WA.

Zekulich joins Oakajee Port and Rail

Oakajee Port and Rail, which is in the midst of sensitive government negotiations over its planned Mid West development, has bolstered its ranks with the recruitment of senior Commonwealth Bank executive Wayne Zekulich as chief financial officer.

pSivida to raise $US10m

Global drug delivery company, pSivida, has launched a $10 million capital raising, proceeds from which it says will be used for general corporate purposes.

Overwhelming interest in Pilbara Cities

The state government says it has received "overwhelming interest" from developers keen to get involved in establishing Karratha as a major population centre.

Rapallo, Rock Team win Norilsk contracts

Rapallo Engineering and underground mining contractor Rock Team have won two contracts to recommission the nickel process plant at Norilsk Nickel's Maggie Hays underground mine, near Norseman.

Wesfarmers donates $5m to Qld floods

Wesfarmers has announced it will donate $5 million to the Queensland Premier's Flood Relief Appeal.

Adamus pours first gold at Ghana

Adamus Resources has notched a key milestone in the development of its Nzema gold project in Ghana, with the project's first gold bar poured yesterday.

Venus completes $4m placement

Venus Metals has announced it has completed a private placement of two million shares to raise $4 million from UK and European institutional investors.

Engenco offloads Coote Logistics

Engenco, formerly Coote Industrial, has announced the sale of its transport business to private Perth company Stevenson Logistics.

Mid-West mergers recommended

The Local Government Advisory Board has made two merger recommendations after examining proposals for council amalgamations in the Mid-West.

New housing land released in Kununnurra

Lands Minister Brendon Grylls has continued his efforts to make residential land affordable in the state's north, with the release of six grouped housing lots in Kununurra.

$6m placement for Transerv

Perth-based oil and gas explorer Transerv Energy has announced a "significantly oversubscribed" $6 million share placement.

Dragon Energy to raise $21.4m

Perth-based minerals explorer Dragon Energy has announced a $21.4 million capital raising to finance its acquisition of the Rocklea iron ore project in the Pilbara.

Ivernia annouces Magellan financing deal

The parent company of Magellan Metals, Toronto-listed Ivernia, has announced a new $18.4 million financing arrangement to fund the temporary shutdown of the Magellan lead mine near Wiluna.

Ore haulage commences at Nullagine

BC Iron has reached a major milestone in the development of its Nullagine iron ore joint venture with Fortescue Metals Group in the Pilbara, with ore haulage commencing in preparation for the first shipment of ore from Fortescue's Herb Elliott Port.

Coffey to assess Mexico manganese

Perth-based mining consultant Coffey Mining has been appointed by Mexico-focused miner Azure Minerals to undertake a technical study of a manganese project in Mexico.

LogiCamms wins $10m Olympic Dam contract

Perth-based engineering firm LogiCamms has won a $10 milion contract to deliver a new process facility at BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam copper, uranium and gold project in South Australia.

Segue to spin-out Pardoo rights

Segue Resources has enlisted the help of company promoter Ross Smith to assist in the spinout and stockmarket listing of a subsidiary firm, Red October Resources.

Avalon announces $10.4m cap. raising

WA-based junior explorer Avalon Minerals has announced a $10.4 million capital raising, to fund its Viscaria copper and iron ore project in northern Sweden.

Woodside gains Canarvon prospect stake

Woodside will take a 65 per cent stake in a Cue Energy Resources' permit in the Carnarvon Basin, after receiving regulatory approval.

NRW scores Rio contract extension

Resources contractor NRW Holdings has been granted a year's extension to its earthworks contract at Rio Tinto's Simandou project in West Africa.

Neptune Marine wins $9m BHP contract

Neptune Marine will carry out the inspection and maintenance program at BHP Billiton Iron Ore's Finucane Island port facility in the Pilbara, in a contract valued at $9 million.

Poseidon in $20m conv. notes deal

Poseidon Nickel has raised $20 million through an issue of convertible notes to Phil Falcone's New York-based investment group Harbinger Capital, which has backed several emerging WA mining companies.

New native title deals in Kimberley

Premier Colin Barnett announced today that an additional 54,000 square kilometres of land in the Kimberley will be added to the native title estate in Western Australia.

Kagara recruits Day as MD

Mining copany Kagara has announced a management succession, with chairman Kim Robinson moving to a non-executive role and Newcrest Mining executive Geoff Day recruited as the new managing director.

Resource Equipment in $12m raising

Resource Equipment Ltd will undertake a $12 million capital raising to equip the company for strong demand for its goods.

Griffin coal for urea project

The administrators of Griffin Coal have signed an agreement with Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers to supply up to 2.95 million tonnes of coal per annum.

Small biz protected on public holidays

Small businesses refusing to open on public holidays cannot be fined by the landlords, says Small Business Minister Simon O'Brien.

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Unregistered builder to pay $42,500 for illegal work

Richard Jonathon Sheridan, the director of One Emperor Pty Ltd (deregistered – ASIC) trading as WOW Makeovers, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in relation to a $250,000 renovation of a Scarborough house between May and November 2011.

Hall & Prior proceeds with $67m development

Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group has today announced plans to proceed with a $67 million aged care facility in High Wycombe, due for completion in the second half of 2019.

WA venues top national awards

Two Western Australian businesses and a WA venue manager have won major titles at the Australian Hotels Association national awards for excellence, announced at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast last night. 

Alan Tough dies at 77

Local businessman Alan Tough has passed away at the age of 77.

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Broadband network waste of money: iiNet

iiNet managing director Michael Malone has warned a Senate Committee that the federal government's national broadband network is doomed to be a huge monumental failure and a waste of $5 billion of taxpayers money.

Moore River project gets approval

The state government has given conditional approval for the Plunkett family's proposed residential development at Moore River, north of Perth, but has substantially scaled down the size of the project.

WA School of Mines under threat

The globally-respected Western Australian School of Mines campus in Kalgoorlie will inevitably be closed unless far reaching changes are made, some of the school's most prominent graduates have warned.

Port Bouvard lodges Gidgegannup plan

Port Bouvard has lodged its master plan for the Gidgegannup townsite with the City of Swan and the Western Australian Planning Commission following 18 months of planning and environmental investigations.