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AnaeCo enters Indian agreement

Perth-based AnaeCo has secured its second international agreement in as many weeks for deployment of its patented waste-management technology.

Local boost from Rio Tinto, Fortescue

Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group has awarded more than $1.8 billion of work to WA companies in the September quarter, the state government has revealed.

Perkins wins $16m in contracts

Bunbury-based Perkins Builders has won two contracts valued at a combined $16 million for work in Jandakot and East Victoria Park.

New King for Pilbara Development Commission

The state government has appointed a new chief executive to the Pilbara Development Commission, which overlooks the $1 billion Pilbara Cities initiative.

WA government hikes up Sandfire royalties

The WA government has told Sandfire Resources it intends to lift the royalty rate for some of the output from its DeGrussa copper mine to 7.5 per cent, which could mean an extra $7 million the miner w

Mermaid Marine wins $50m BHP contract

Shares in Mermaid Marine Australia were higher after the oil and gas support company won a $50 million contract from BHP Billiton.

Leighton secures major Ichthys contracts

Leighton Holdings has been awarded two contracts, together worth around $1.2 billion, for work on the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, bringing the total value of oil and gas contracts awa

Hire Intelligence seeks delisting.

Jolimont-based computer and audio visual rental company Hire Intelligence has applied to be delisted from the ASX, citing a lack of liquidity, a small amount of trades and high listing costs as reason

Wet weather frustrates farmers

Unseasonable wet weather has caused major frustration for the state’s grain growers, with grains handler CBH Group forced to revise down its harvest estimate as a result of the disruptions.

Muirhead, Dowling to lead redevelopment authority

Former Tourism Western Australia chief executive Richard Muirhead has been appointed chair of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, replacing inaugural chair Eric Lumsden who was in the role for o

Decmil wins $30m Pilbara contract

Construction and engineering firm Decmil Group has won a $30 million contract with Rio Tinto to construct workshops and other minesite facilities in the Pilbara.

Clough renews finance facility

Engineering contractor Clough has extended its $200 million finance facility with a consortium of banks for a further three years.

Kinetiko shares rise after first drilling in South Africa

Shares in Perth-based oil and gas play Kinetiko Energy have risen after the company reported better than expected results from drilling activities at its Amersfoort joint venture in South Africa.

Ansaldo wins $20m metro rail contract

The State Government has announced that Ansaldo STS Australia has been awarded a $19.7 million signalling contract to be undertaken on the Butler rail project.

Margaret River Pro upgrade a boost for tourism

Western Australia's most well-known surfing event, the Margaret River Drug Aware Pro, has been granted World Championship Tour status by the Association of Surfing Professionals.

Perkins to build Busselton retirement home

Bunbury-based Perkins Builders has been awarded a $16.5million contract to build Aegis Aged Care's Ellenvale residential facility in Busselton.

Image to raise $7m for mineral sands

Image Resources has announced a plan to raise $7 million to fund a feasibility study for its North Perth Basin mineral sands project.

Barrick women dominate business awards

The woman at the helm of Barrick Gold’s Granny Smith mine in the Yilgarn has been named Western Australia’s Business Woman of the Year in the 2012 Telstra awards.

Mermaid wins $15m support contract

Mermaid Marine has announced a $15 million contract with Santos for the oil and gas giant’s Modec floating LNG facility in the Carnarvon Basin.

Diploma wins approval for Quest Rockingham

Diploma Group has received development approval for a $24 million serviced apartment complex to be built in Rockingham.

Merredin power station opens

Merredin Energy has officially commissioned its new $93 million power station designed to support supply of power to metropolitan Perth.

Chalice announces plans for shareholder payout

  East-African focussed Chalice Gold Mines has announced plans of a payout to shareholders estimated at 10 cents per share.

MACA appoints new boss to succeed Tuckwell

Mining contractor MACA has appointed a new chief executive and manager director, with Doug Grewar set to take over from Chris Tuckwell in July.

Austral wins international industry award

Austral Fisheries has been named the SeaWeb 2012 Seafood Champion at the International Seafood Summit in Hong Kong.

WA carbon farms among Australia's first

Two landfill sites in Western Australia are among the nation’s first approved carbon farming projects.

Barrick fined for failing to lodge documents

Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold has been fined $127,000 by the corporate regulator for failing to lodge required documents.

Curtin chancellor replaced

After a three year term in the chancellor's role at Curtin University Jim Gill is set to be replaced by Chevron Australia executive Colin Beckett at the end of the year.

Kresta announces new chief executive

Window furnishings manufacturer and retailer Kresta Holdings has appointed fomer QBE executive Giuliano Di Bartolomeo as its new chief executive.

Liontown to raise $3.4m for gold exploration

Liontown Resources has announced a $3.4 million capital raising to fund fast-tracked exploration drilling at its Jubilee Reef gold project in Tanzania.

$7m jetty contract for Elizabeth Quay

The state government has awarded its third early works package for the Elizabeth Quay project, with specialist contractor Maritime Constructions being awarded a $7 million deal to reconfigure existing

Ventnor raises $4m for exploration

Ventnor Resources has announced a $4 million share placement to advance drilling programs at its Thaduna/Green Dragon copper project near Meekatharra.



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.