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WorkSafe prosecutes Hanssen

WorkSafe announced it has taken action against Perth-based construction company Hanssen in relation to an incident that resulted in the death of a labour hire backpacker.

Perenti shares slump after Africa attack

Perenti Global will reassess the security situation in the West African nation of Burkina Faso following a deadly attack on its employees and other local workers.

Wesfarmers to upgrade LNG plant

Wesfarmers subsidiary Evol LNG has announced plans to upgrade its liquefied natural gas plant in Kwinana to increase production capacity by 40 per cent.

Acciona Clough JV wins $23.5m contract

Engineering group Clough's joint venture with Madrid-based ACCIONA has secured works for the construction of a bridge over the new Koodaideri railway.

Three WA explorers launch IPOs

Three Western Australian companies led by experienced mining executives are hoping to defy the slump in new stock market listings by launching initial public offerings over the past week.

NRW likely to purchase BGC Contracting

Civil and mining contractor NRW Holdings today confirmed it has been selected as the preferred bidder for BGC Contracting.

Perth house prices continue to fall

House values rose last month in every major Australian city except for Perth, according to the latest home value report from CoreLogic.

Strike Energy confirms $35m raising

Oil and gas explorer Strike Energy announced today it has raised $30 million through a share placement and is seeking an additional $5 million through a share purchase plan, primarily to fund the company’s exploration and appraisal programs in the Perth Basin.

Phylogica to raise $27m

Biotech company Phylogica has announced plans to raise $26.8 million through a rights issue, fully underwritten by chairman and major shareholder Alan Tribe, with the proceeds used primarily to fund preclinicial studies for its leading drug molecule.

Junior explorers raise $8.5m

Nickel-explorer St George Mining has completed an institutional-led placement to raise $5.8 in funding for its flagship project at Mt Alexander, in the north-eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.

Aurora to raise $4m

Bibra Lake-based Aurora Labs has announced plans to raise $4 million through a placement, primarily to accelerate the commercialisation of its 3D printers.

Veris appoints chief executive

Surveying firm Veris Australia has announced the appointment of Michael Shirley as its new chief executive, replacing Brian Elton who led the company in an interim role since October last year.

Lawrenson joins Paladin board

Uranium miner Paladin Energy has appointed Cliff Lawrenson as its non-executive chairman, after Rick Crabb announced his intention to step down from the role.

AVL to relocate processing plant

Australian Vanadium has signed an option to build a vanadium processing plant at a site east of Geraldton, as it continues to work on a potential mining project.

Eagle Mountain to acquire Arizona mine

Eagle Mountain Mining has announced plans to add to its tenements in Arizona, with a proposal to acquire 80 per cent of the Oracle Ridge copper mine.

Perth house prices to fall further in 2020

House values in Perth are expected to hit a trough next year according to the latest report from CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics, which has pushed out its predicted recovery to 2021.

Rio enters $6m farm-in with Carawine

Junior gold explorer Carawine Resources has announced a $6 million farm-in and joint venture agreement with Rio Tinto to explore its tenements in the Paterson province in the Pilbara.

Austal signs $136m contract

Henderson-based shipbuilder Austal will construct its largest ferry to date after finalising a $136 million follow-up order with Danish ferry operator Molslinjen.

Buckingham joins Nuheara board

Former Navitas managing director David Buckingham has been appointed as a non-executive director for wearable technology company Nuheara.

NRW wins further work with FMG

NRW Holdings subsidiary, RCR Mining Technologies, has secured a contract to design and construct a fifth relocatable crushing plant for Fortescue Metals Group's Cloudbreak iron ore mine in the Pilbara.

Vimy to raise $6.9m

West Perth-based Vimy Resources has announced commitments to raise $3.9 million through a share placement and up to $3 million through a share purchase plan to fund the development of its uranium projects in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Panoramic appoints new MD

Nickel miner Panoramic Resources has announced Victor Rajasooriar will commence as its new managing director and chief executive on November 11.

Perth Energy wins $4.5m gas contract

AGL Energy subsidiary Perth Energy has secured a $4.5 million three-year contract with the North Metropolitan Health Service, its biggest natural gas supply agreement with a state government agency this year.

Work starts on $52m water project

The state government has announced the start of works on a $52 million upgrade to the wastewater treatment plant in Neerabup as part of the expansion of Perth’s groundwater replenishment scheme.

Ammon loses final bid to close Raffles Hotel bar

The Supreme Court has rejected the final bid from Perth mining executive Derek Ammon to have the Raffles Hotel bar closed at night over noise complaints.

Agworld puts data at forefront of farming

A Perth business running a collaborative farm management system will chalk up 10 years as one of the world’s key players in agricultural software this month.

Altura to raise $21.5m

Altura Mining has announced plans to raise approximately $21.5 million through a rights issue to primarily fund works on its flagship lithium operation in Western Australia.

Bis secures three-year haulage contract

Logistics company Bis, which traditionally operates in the resources sector, has been awarded a three-year contract by Water Corporation to provide on-road haulage services in and around Perth.

Synxsole steps into US market

Perth podiatrist turned entrepreneur Rachael Ferguson has turned her company around in just two years, with rebranding and partnering with the right distributor the keys to unlocking the full potential of her fast-growing footcare business.

Taylor goes solo at PICA

Emerging visual artist Curtis Taylor will hold his first solo exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts later this month, titled ‘Untitled (Uura)’.

Soter’s wearable tech a workplace safety solution

A wearable safety device developed by Soter Analytics is helping prevent injuries to industrial workers and could save companies thousands of dollars a year on compensation.



Perth house prices to fall further in 2020

House values in Perth are expected to hit a trough next year according to the latest report from CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics, which has pushed out its predicted recovery to 2021.

$150m housing boost for WA

Western Australia’s property sector has welcomed the state government's announcement of a $150 million housing investment package for first home buyers and low income earners.

Perth house prices to trough in 2020

House values are predicted to rise next year in every Australian city except for Perth, which could experience a further 5 per cent decrease, according to an economics report from HSBC.

NRW confirms BGC acquisition

NRW Holdings has purchased BGC Contracting for $116.4 million in cash, three weeks after it was named preferred bidder, and plans a capital raising of $130 million to fund the transaction.

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CPB, Downer chosen for Metronet projects

A consortium comprising national firms CPB Contractors and Downer has been selected as the preferred contractor for the Yanchep and Thornlie-Cockburn rail projects, with construction expected to commence in May next year, well after the state government's goal of starting this year.