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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.

RCR forecasts another jump in profit

Engineering contractor RCR Tomlinson has increased its profit expectations for this financial year, tipping a 15 per cent jump on previous predictions.

AHG buys Melbourne Ford dealer

Perth-based car dealer network Automotive Holdings Group has moved to strengthen its Victorian presence, snapping up a Melbourne-based Ford dealer for $2 million.

Finbar upgrades profit expectations

Apartment developer Finbar Group has upgraded its profit forecast for the 2012 financial year by nearly $4 million, on the back of strong performances at its 18 on Plain and Fairlanes developments.

Service Stream wins $100m NBN deal

Industrial services firm Service Stream has won a contract to roll out optic fibre for NBN Co at new estates in Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

Feral opens Bassendean brewhouse

Feral Brewery has opened a new brewhouse in Bassendean which will allow it to increase its yearly brewing capacity to 2.5 million litres, grow its range of handcrafted beers and increase its foothold

Expro wins $20m NW Shelf deal

Oilfield services contractor Expro has won a $20 million well services deal with a major operator at the North West Shelf, off the coast of Western Australia.

Scaffidi shortlisted for international honour

City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has been shortlisted for the 2012 World Mayor Prize.

Brierty wins $39m in work from FMG

Mining contractor Brierty has announced a $39 million contract win at Fortescue Metals Group’s Cloudbreak iron ore mine in the Pilbara.

Integra production hit by mechanical problems

Integra Mining says production will take a hit at its Randalls gold operation near Kalgoorlie, after mechanical issues required the plant to be shut down for four days.

LogiCamms awarded $8.5m coal deal

Perth-based engineering and mining services provider LogiCamms has won an $8.5 million deal to upgrade control systems for the coal handling preparation plant at Stanwell Corporation’s Meandu mine in

Navigator fined $33K by ASIC

Navigator Resources has paid a $33,000 fine issued by Australia’s corporate watchdog, after ASIC alleged the struggling gold miner made misleading statements relating to a capital raising last year.

GHD reappointed as Main Roads partner

Main Roads WA has reappointed GHD as its engineering and technical services partner until 2015. The contract win marks the third consecutive occasion GHD has won the ETS from Main Roads.

Delays force Resource Equipment to lower expectations

Resource Equipment has lowered its profit guidance for this financial year, placing the blame on unexpected delays in major companies’ decision making.

Waterfront project named Elizabeth Quay

Perth's Waterfront development has been named Elizabeth Quay in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.

BPH Energy wins drug patent

North Perth-based BPH Energy, which has links to several Western Australian medical research organisations, has announced its drug discovery spin-out Molecular Discovery Systems has been granted a pat



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.