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Colltech makes its plant move

Bioindustrial company CollTech has appointed Keytown Construct-ions to build its Collie collagen extraction and purification plant.The company has not announced the value of the contract.Keytown is a

Contractor rails at payment wrangle

Lakis Construction, the company that won the $5.3 million contract for platform extensions on six northern suburbs railway stations, is fighting off a claim of nearly $196,000 from subcontractor Bell Corporation.

Creditors claim their piece of Wavemaster

Aluminium fast ferry builder Wavemaster International has been served with more than $134,000 in writs from creditors in the past month.

Midland Inn down at last

After eight years of battling with various government authorities, former car dealer Gerry Hevron has finally been allowed to demolish the Midland Inn.

Receivers appointed to award-winning Nebru

 Award-winning beef exporter Nebru Exports and associated company Nebru Plains have had receivers and managers appointed by Rabobank.Just last year Nebru Exports, owned by Robert and Diana Nottl

Blow to CVC’s Skywest plans

Skywest takeover suitor CaptiveVision Capital has had its two resolutions – to remove chairman Pat Ryan and to cap directors’ remuneration at $160,000 – resoundingly rejected at an extraordinary gener

Western Areas gains $20 million

 Western Areas has been boosted by a nickel off-take and funding agreement with LionOre Australia, a subsidiary of Canadian miner LionOre International Mining.As part of its commitment to buy or

Kosters sells Metaland

Albany steel maker Kosters Steel Construction has sold its Metaland arm to Midalia Steel.

Fuel costs buffet Skywest results

Fuel and aircraft costs, along with expenses associated with a takeover bid from Captive-Vision Capital and a legal settlement with former CEO Bill Meake have stripped more than two thirds from Skywest’s profit forecast for 2003-04.

Gt Southern’s $280m spend

Gt Southern’s $280m spend Government and private proponents are spending almost $280 million in Western Australia’s Great Southern region, according to an up-date produced by the Great Southern Develo

Businesses for sale

Businesses for sale VineyardPrice: $5 millionGreat presentation with top soils and plenty of clean water. Expecting 600 tonnes this year and 29 acres of extra land ready for expansion.

Business approach pays off

Business approach pays off Buy some olives with the European Foods brand and there is a good chance they’ll have been packaged by Westcare Foodpak, a division of not-for-profit-group Westcare Industri

Biometrics looking for answers

Shareholders in Biometrics could be forgiven for wondering what happened to their security technology company, which has undergone significant upheaval since its November 2003 float.

Caratti and PMR likely to settle

Caratti and PMR likely to settle A $3 million legal squabble over a loan arrangement between major Western Australian farming and land holders, the Caratti family, and Bibra Lake-based PMR Quarri

Nedlands shire walking with giants

Nedlands shire walking with giants About 10 years ago the City of Nedlands was making headlines for its fiery council meetings.

Energy starting to build at HiTec

Energy starting to build at HiTec Hitec Energy is on the cusp of securing what could be a company-making deal.It has made about $1.5 million from the sale of some redundant assets, is close to finalis

Council man makes care shift

Council man makes care shift It seems an unusual move, leaving the chamber of local government for the aged care sector.However, that is exactly what Ray Glickman has done.From August he will be the n

Kimberley power delay costs could be $16m

DELAYS to the controversial West Kimberley power project look likely to cost the Western Australian Government at least $16 million.

NAB plays right card with Government

NATIONAL Australia Bank has won a lucrative three-year contract to supply corporate credit card services to the Western Australian Government.The Government will pay no fees or penalties on its cards

Turbulent turn in Skywest takeover

WHAT a fortnight it has been for Western Australian regional airline and takeover target, Skywest.Qantas has cut the company from its frequent flyer program, the airline launched a jet service to Exmo

Good results for local drugmakers

Good results for local drugmakers THREE Western Australian-listed pharmaceutical players have all reported successful test results for their respective products.Solbec Pharmaceuticals, Prima Bio Med a

Spinal funds tackles injuries

Spinal funds tackles injuries A BENEFIT fund set up 20 years ago to help people with spinal injuries has made the move into workplace injury prevention.But the move, while potentially helping to reduc

Liquidators move on Apex Car Rentals

ONE of Perth’s largest home-grown car and equipment rental agencies, Apex Car Rentals, has been put into liquidation owing creditors more than $8 million.

Alinta plays lone hand on gas

SMALL gas users face little prospect of change in the choice of supplier despite Western Australia’s market having opened to full competition on May 31.

Wood works wonders for family business

WORKING with Western Australian jarrah has helped grow a successful business for a family that has only recently arrived in Australia. The business, Sunrise Furniture Manufacturers, has entered

Backyard car dealers targeted

Backyard car dealers targeted THE Western Australian Government has launched another tilt at unlicensed car dealers although the motor industry, while supportive, says the approach is only scratching

Austal slips closer to contract

Austal slips closer to contract AUSTAL Limited is one step closer to being part of the winning team on a $US14 billion project to build Littoral Combat Ships for the US Navy, with the US Department of

New trust coming to town

New trust coming to town A NEW type of charitable trust, the Western Australian Community Foundation, will debut in the State on June 10.So, what is a community foundation?Its purpose is to support lo

Kalsun suing VRI

VRI Biomedical is facing legal action in the District Court of Western Australia from a former consultant seeking $135,000. The writ, from Kalsun director Paul Collier, was lodged with

Optus connects to Uecomm

ALINTA has offloaded its 66 per cent stake in junior telecommunications player Uecomm to SingTel subsidiary Optus for $155 million. Optus plans to take full control of Uecomm in a deal valued

Museum considers move to old power station site

THE Western Australian Museum has become the latest organisation to make a play for the old East Perth Power Station site, hiring HW & Associates for $22,000 to put together a cost planning feasibility study.


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Bookkeeping industry gets set to boom

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