Fraser Beattie joined Business News in May 2014 and covers all of the latest mergers and acquisitions, contracts and deals, state politics and resources news online. Fraser graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2012 with a bachelor of communications degree, and majored in Journalism and broadcasting. He had a stint at a local radio station in Park City, Utah, in 2013, where he covered the latest trends in music in the US. Fraser left Business News in 2017.
Listed company Veris, which has built a national surveying and town planning operation over recent years, has discontinued its foundation business, mine camp contractor Otoc Australia, after carving-out Otoc's communications arm into a new entity.
The Conservation Council of Western Australia and members of the Tjiwarl Native Title Group have taken the fight against Cameco’s proposed Yeelirrie uranium project to the Supreme Court, after it was approved by the previous state government.
Land developer Peet is planning to establish a joint venture with Perron Group after being named by the state government as its preferred developer for the Brabham housing project near the Swan Valley.
The auditor general has reiterated his disappointment with state government agencies consistently not taking appropriate steps to protect and manage their IT systems despite the recent global malware attacks.
Willetton Senior High School has claimed the top prize at this year’s WA Architecture Awards, while Elizabeth Quay, an arts centre in the Pilbara and the Gen Y Demonstration Housing project were among those to receive high accolades.
Brierty has signed a new facility and debt restructure agreement with Bankwest that is conditional on the company’s rectification plan at Rio Tinto’s Western Turner Syncline project being approved by the iron ore miner.
Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has announced a number of contract wins worth a combined $100 million, with the majority of the work to be carried out by recently acquired, Sydney-based subsidiary Heyday.
The state government has named a consortium led by Leighton Contractors as the preferred proponent for construction of the $500 million Roe 8 highway project, which is the first leg of the contentious Perth Freight Link.
Opponents of the state government’s controversial Roe 8 highway extension project have taken their fight to the High Court following a recent decision that validated the project’s environmental approval.