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Downer Clough wins $200m contract

The Downer Clough joint venture has won a $200 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Wesfarmers subsidiary CSBP, which today announced the formal go-ahead for a $550

Gindalbie completes $209m equity raising

Gindalbie Metals has completed the final stage of its $209 million equity raising, placing a $75 million in shares.

Sandfire signs ore sales contract with Chinese company

Sandfire Resources has signed a sales agreement with the Yunnan Copper Corporation for the remaining direct shipping ore (DSO) to be produced from its DeGrussa copper-gold project in WA.

WA mining employment passes 100,000

Total mining employment in Western Australia has surpassed 100,000 people for the first time, indicative of the growth of the state’s resources sector.

Phylogica raises $2.15m

Phylogica has completed a $2.15 million capital raising to fund its drug discovery infrastructure, invest in in-house programmes and support operational activities.

Wolf one step closer to Hemerdon completion

Wolf Minerals will be in a position to break ground at its Hemerdon tungsten and tin mine in the UK next year after selecting Bardon Contracting to build a link road at the site.

Leighton wins $240m mining contract extension

Leighton Contractors have won a $240 million contract extension for mining services at OneSteel’s South Middleback Ranges (SMR) iron ore operations in South Australia.

Malagasy forms $4m joint venture with Canadian company

Malagasy Minerals has completed a US$3.75 million joint venture with Canadian company Energizer Resources to accelerate its exploration for vanadium and industrial minerals in Madagascar.

Gindalbie begins feasibility study of Shine iron ore deposit

Gindalbie Metals has commenced a feasibility study on development options of its Shine iron ore deposit following positive mineral resource estimates.

Tox Free buys Mackay Maintenance for $4m

Tox Free Solutions has purchased Queensland company Mackay Maintenance Services for $3.9 million in cash and existing asset finance.

Southern Cross gets $12m electrical contract

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has received a letter of intent for a $12 million electrical instrumentation installation contract at Thiess Sedgman Joint Venture’s Lake Vermont Coal Expansio

Blackburne fined $15,000 over bonds

Perth real estate agency Blackburne Property Group has been fined $15,000 and ordered to pay court costs of $272 in the Perth Magistrates Court for delays in lodging tenants’ bond money with the bo

Norm Carey withdraws ASIC allegations

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission announced today it has reached a settlement with the founder of the failed Westpoint property investment group, Norm Carey.

Johnson demoted in Cabinet shuffle

Premier Colin Barnett has today announced minor changes to the Ministry.

Strategic wins Malaysia crew boat deal

Strategic Marine has won a contract to build two 40-metre crew boats for Malaysia’s Syarikat Borcos Shipping.

Dowling joins Neptune's board

Neptune Marine Services has appointed former Ernst & Yioung managing partner Jeff Dowling as a non-executive director.

Feds boost cheap housing scheme

The federal government has announced that 2,300 properties will be built in Western Australia under the fourth round of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS).

Focus needed on mining compliance: Auditor General

Government agencies need to do much more to ensure mining companies comply with their environmental, Aboriginal heritage and local content obligations, a report by Auditor General Colin Murphy has

Fitzpatrick heads up Waste Authority

Environment Minister Bill Marmion has announced the appointment of Peter Fitzpatrick as the new chairman of the Waste Authority.

IGA opens $12m meat processing plant

Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien has officially opened a $12 million IGA meat processing centre in Canning Vale; a facility he says will give a significant boost to the local economy.

Buswell allocates $35m for safer roads

Transport Minister Troy Buswell has announced $35 million to fund 31 road safety projects across the state over the next year.

Agreement signed for regional radio

 The state government has signed an agreement it says will formalise its plans for a new police and emergencies services network in regional Western Australia.

Perry Lakes development progresses

The state government has released a further 27 lots for residential development at Perry Lakes.

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Wholesale food and propertyPrice: $2.15m.

Developers shortlisted for Eglinton

Mirvac, Peet and Satterley Property Group have been shortlisted by LandCorp to develop its 240 hectare landholding at Eglinton, in Perth's northern suburbs.

Marmion gets tough on sprinkler bans

Water Minister Bill Marmion says a tough new inspection regime has seen the number of people fined for not complying with winter sprinkler bans increase dramatically.

McGrath to oversee stadium plans

Premier Colin Barnett has appointed South Perth MLA John McGrath as the new parliamentary secretary to assist with the planning and development of Perth's multi-purpose sports stadium at Burswood.

WA IPO activity continues to grow

Deloitte's corporate finance survey has shown a recovery in stock market floats in Western Australia in the past financial year, though the annual data disguises a slump in activity in recent months.

Grylls releases Pilbara industrial land

The state government has announced the release of 39 lots earmarked for industrial purposes at Hedland Junction, near Port Hedland.

$147m upgrades for country hospitals

The state government has revealed details on $147 million of budget commitments for upgrades to six country hospitals in the south of the state.

Buswell releases Peel affordable homes

Housing Minister Troy Buswell says two recently-completed Department of Housing projects at Meadow Springs and Lakelands have provided 151 more affordable housing options in the Peel region.

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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.