The appointment of Australian Football League legend Graham Moss to head the state's peak tourism industry lobby may seem a curious choice to some, but for those who have worked with the no-nonsense operator, it's far less of a surprise.
A consortium headed by WorleyParsons and including the state's biggest companies is embarking on a major study to develop a series of $1 billion, 250 megawatt solar thermal power stations across Australia.
Western Australia's food manufacturing industry has been dealt another blow with smallgoods manufacturer Don KRC, which manufactures products under the Watsonia and Don brands, announcing it will close its Spearwood facility next year.
The image of Fortescue Metals Group executive director Andrew Forrest waving an Australian flag from the front of an iron ore train to mark his company's entry into the export market in May appeared to capture the spirit of the state's mining boom.
The Perth Convention Bureau has engaged advertising agency Marketforce to develop a business events brand for Western Australia to promote better the state as an international meetings, incentive and convention destination.