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Middletons discusses merger with global firm

National law firm Middletons is discussing a possible merger with global firm K&L Gates.

Wildcats unveil new major sponsor

The Perth Wildcats have a new major sponsor, with state government agency Healthway signing a three-year partnership worth $1.5 million.

Ecotourism opportunity at Francois Peron

The state government is seeking a development partner to build and operate a world-class ecotourism experience in Francois Peron National Park, in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area.

Wood Group wins Prelude systems deal

International energy and services company Wood Group PSN has won a $10 million contract to construct computerised maintenance management systems for Royal Dutch Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natu

Cape Lambert, MCC dispute sent to arbitration

A dispute between Cape Lambert Resources and the Metallurgical Corporation of China over an $80 million payment stemming from the 2008 sale of a magnetite project near Karratha has been referred to ar

Navigator confirms LionGold as suitor

Navigator Resources has confirmed its mystery takeover bidder as Singapore's LionGold Corporation.

AusGold seeking $9m to advance exploration

Gold miner AusGold has announced a plan to raise $9 million to continue exploration and resource development at its Katanning gold project.

Carlson Wagonlit extends government travel deal

The state government has reappointed Carlson Wagonlit Travel to manage WA politicians’ travel arrangements for the next three years.

Forge expecting big jump in profits

Engineering and construction company Forge Group is expecting a jump in earnings, releasing a forecast today for a full-year profit of around $70 million, up nearly 25 per cent on the previous year.

Oilex to raise $7m for Indian project

Oilex has launched a $7.09 million capital raising plan to fund drilling at its Cambay oil and liquids project in Gujarat in India.

Azimuth raises $6m for Guyana gold

Azimuth Resources has raised $6 million to continue exploration works at its gold projects in Guyana.

Navigator receives mystery takeover bid

Embattled gold miner Navigator Resources says it has received a non-binding takeover proposal from an unnamed publicly-listed entity.

Cockburn comes up trumps in environment awards

The City of Cockburn has been rated the state’s most sustainable local government area.

Roy Green to investigate Browse appeals

Former CSIRO chief executive Roy Green has been appointed by the state government to investigate more than 200 appeals received regarding the environmental watchdog’s recommendation to approve the Woo

Finbar takes $300m Port Hedland development

The state government has selected Finbar as the preferred company to develop a $300 million apartment complex overlooking Port Hedland’s Spoilbank Marina.

KBR signed up at Esperance Port

John Holland has awarded global engineering and construction services firm KBR a design services contract as part of its $120 milion upgrade of road and rail access to the Port of Esperance.

Perth partner named Aust head of Herbert Smith Freehills

The head of Freehills’ Perth office, Jason Ricketts, has been promoted to the position of Australian managing partner, following the company’s merger with international law firm Herbert Smith.

Fleetwood to construct service workers camp at Hedland

Fleetwood Corporation has been awarded the construction contract for a 293-unit service workers’ village in South Hedland.

Willie Creek Pearls to sponsor Wildcats

The Perth Wildcats have announced a sponsorship deal with award-winning jeweller Willie Creek Pearls.

Clough going for Glory

Engineering and construction group Clough has signed a two-year sponsorship deal with Perth Glory.

Navigator announces new managing director

Navigator Resources has recruited Andy Tudor to succeed David Hatch as its new managing director to try and turn around the fortunes of the struggling gold miner.

MCC told to set aside $80m over Cape Lambert stoush

The Metallurgical Corporation of China has been ordered to set aside $80 million owed to Cape Lambert Resources over the sale of a Pilbara magnetite project in 2008.

Finbar kicks off stage 2 of Karratha high-rise

Apartment developer Finbar has announced the release of the second stage of its Karratha high-rise residential project, Pelago.

South Boulder to raise $9.5m for Colluli

South Boulder Mines has announced a plan to raise $9.5 million from North American investors to fund the development of its Colluli potash project in Eritrea.

Government commits $12.7m for green energy

The state government has committed $12.7 million to fund low emissions energy projects in Perth, the Wheatbelt and the Mid West.

Green Rock gains $5.4m grant for geothermal power

Perth-based renewable energy firm Green Rock has won $5.38 million in state government funding to put towards the development of its Mid West geothermal power project.

Incremental raises $4.6m for Colorado oilfield

Incremental Oil and Gas has completed a $4.6 million capital raising to explore and develop its Florence oilfield in Colorado.

Redink signs up with AFG

Redink Homes has signed a partnership with Australian Finance Group for its new home financing arm, SPG Finance.

SilverNeedle to upgrade Country Comfort

Singapore-based SilverNeedle Hospitality has announced a $14 million upgrade for the Country Comfort Hotel on Great Eastern Highway in Belmont.

Macmahon awarded $220m Main Roads deal

Contractor Macmahon Holdings has won a $220 million contract to realign the Great Northern Highway at Port Hedland.

Birney joins Covs as GM

Former WA Liberal leader Matt Birney has gone back to his revhead roots, taking up a general manager position at Automotive Holdings Group.



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.