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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.

UWA's entrepreneurial boost

The University of Western Australia is offering a new program to encourage and foster entrepreneurship among researchers and post-graduate research students. 

Big shifts in Chinese investment

Dramatic structural changes have driven strong shifts in the types of deals being made by Chinese investors in Australia.

Cash Converters up 12% on store buy

Personal loan provider and pawn broker Cash Converters has purchased six Victorian stores from a franchisee for $10.8 million in cash.

Valmec in Exterran acquisition

Local engineering and construction business Valmec will purchase the Australian subsidiary of US oil and gas services giant Exterran, funding the purchase through cash reserves and additional debt.

Green light for Hazelmere industrial

The state government has rezoned almost 200 hectares of land to industrial uses in Hazelmere, north east of Perth Airport.

Norton takes Phoenix stake

Gold developer Norton Gold Fields has taken a stake of 10.8 per cent in Phoenix Gold, but has clarified it has “no present intention to make a takeover offer”.

Whittens awarded for Roy Hill work

Perth based civil and concrete construction company Whittens has been awarded a certificate of excellence for construction of ROM walls at the Roy Hill iron ore project in the Pilbara.

Pindan to build $5m Fitzroy courthouse

A new courthouse for Fitzroy Crossing is a step closer to reality with the construction tender being awarded to building firm Pindan Contracting.

Historic William Street buildings for lease

Expressions of interest to lease Rechabites Hall and the Perth Hostel in Northbridge open today, marking the final stage of the state government’s $6 million revitalisation project for William Street.

Monadelphous extends Neptune contract

Neptune Marine Services has won a 12-month contract extension from engineering firm Monadelphous Group for marine facilities inspection and maintenance work for an undisclosed amount.

Prodonovich chairs SBDC

Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry chief executive Kitty Prodonovich has been appointed chair of the Small Business Development Corporation.

Call for firms to tackle resilience

Low levels of resilience amongst Australian organisations and predictions of more turbulent times ahead have sparked warnings that companies need to boost their ability to survive and adapt, new research has found.

Cape Lambert to loan Timis $US20m

Cape Lambert Resources says it will provide $US20 million through a financing agreement to Timis Mining Corporation to help fund its acquisition of the collapsed London Mining’s Marampa mine assets.

Green Rock sells Ocean Hill prospect to Eneabba

Green Rock Energy has signed a binding agreement with Eneabba Gas to sell its Ocean Hill hydrocarbon block prospect in the Perth Basin for $830,000.

Kin one step closer to Leonora acquisition

Kin Mining has negotiated a revised deal to acquire the Leonora gold project, after previous backer Geolord Resources said it planned to terminate its support for a capital raising.

Target taps shareholder, raises capital

West Perth-based oil and gas explorer Target Energy has tapped its major shareholder Wyllie Group for $3 million through a convertible note issue, and is undertaking an entitlement offer to raise up to $2.9 million.

Anova to raise $1.7m for Big Springs

Subiaco-based explorer Anova Metals says it has received commitments for a $1.69 million capital raising to fund drilling and permitting programs at its Big Springs project in Nevada.

Viento wins $8m BHP contract

Viento Group has been awarded a $7.9 million contract by BHP Billiton Iron Ore for refurbishment at its OHP Substation in Yandi.

Qantas upgrading Perth business facilities

Qantas is upgrading its Perth Airport facilities to align with Australia’s other major airports, kicking off construction of a new domestic business lounge.

iCollege to acquire DLS for $4m

Perth-based online education services provider iCollege has entered into a binding heads of agreement to fully acquire Dynamic Learning Services for $4 million.

Woodside donates $1m to Perkins Institute

Woodside Petroleum has donated $1 million to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, while 100 Woodside employees have raised almost $280,000 more through the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Medibank share offer attracts interest

Medibank Private says the number of pre-registrations for its share offer exceeded its expectations, with 750,494 lodgements received to date.

Stuart Smith new NOPSEMA CEO

The federal government has appointed former Western Australian bureacrat Stuart Smith as CEO of its oil and gas industry regulator, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority.

S&P revises DBNGP outlook

Ratings services Standard & Poor's said today it had revised its outlook on the 'BBB-' issuer credit ratings on DBNGP Trust, the owner of the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline, and related f

Clough acquires US LNG engineering firm

Engineering and project services company Clough today announced the acquisition of CH-IV International, a small, privately owned liquefied natural gas engineering and consulting services provider based in the United States.

Gold miners launch royalties campaign

The significant social and economic benefits generated by Western Australia’s gold mining industry will be highlighted in a public awareness campaign launched today at the 2014 Diggers & Dealers F

Airport service centre plan for Siemens

Technology giant Siemens has announced plans to develop a new service centre at Perth International Airport to provide maintenance and repair facilities for its customer base in the water, mining, oil and gas and associated industries.

Congestion health risk: Fulker

Commuting times in Perth are getting longer and it’s not just hitting workers' hip pockets but also their health, according to a report released by the Committee for Perth.

Bushfires threaten Ellenbrook, The Vines and Bullsbrook

A bushfire watch and act alert has been issued for people in the northern part of Ellenbrook, between Warbrook Road, Railway Parade and Maralla Road in the southern part of Bullsbrook, the northern pa

Nolin to run WAFarmers

Gage Roads Brewing Company founder Peter Nolin has been appointed CEO of the WA Farmers Federation.



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.