Jessica joined Business News in August 2019 after completing an internship at Solstice Media-run online publication The Lead, based in Adelaide. She covers a variety of topics at Business News for both online and print, including junior mining, sport, health, and technology. Jessica completed a Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide in 2019, with a major in journalism, and a Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin University in 2014 (marketing and advertising). She is a former paralegal with national firm Galilee Solicitors.
Water Corporation chairman Mike Hollett has tendered his resignation, citing business and family interests, just two months after being reappointed to the role. Deputy chair David Lock will act in the role until a permanent chair is appointed.
Civil and mining contractor MACA has secured another contract with First Quantum Minerals, worth $20 million, and further contracts with VicRoads totalling $19.5 million, while also announcing the closure of its Brazil operations.
First Quantum Minerals has reached a new milestone as it moves closer to re-opening its Ravensthorpe nickel project, while fellow nickel miner Western Areas has signed new offtake contracts with BHP and Jinchuan.
The state government has awarded Bocol Constructions and MACA a contract to raise the height of the Hay Street traffic bridge, a project that will require the closure of Mitchell Freeway for two weekends.
Atlas Iron is planning to start development of its Corunna Downs iron ore project in the Pilbara by mid-year, at a cost of around $50 million, after the Environmental Protection Authority recommended approval.
John Holland has won its first substantial contract in Western Australia in several years, with the Public Transport Authority of WA awarding the Chinese-owned company a contract for track maintenance services on Perth's urban rail network.