Western Australia could receive up to half of the $400 million in national funding set aside for renewable energy projects in regional areas as miners, especially in the Pilbara, embrace the idea of integrating renewables with existing fossil-fuelled generators.
State government agency Healthway made headlines this year for its large sponsorship deals with the Western Australian Cricket Association and Perth Glory, but a new study has found its sponsorship of arts events is the quiet achiever.
Energy giant Chevron expects to start building a new Perth waterfront headquarters in three years time after the state government touted the oil and gas giant as the first major owner-occupier at Elizabeth Quay.
Western Australia's shopping centres have more than 19 per cent higher productivity compared to the national average, but property consultant Urbis has warned shopping centres in the West are falling behind those in the eastern states because of less investment and centre growth.
Canning Vale based medical and emergency services provider Hostile Environment Services has stepped up its growth strategy after agreeing to sell 55 per cent of its business to Europe's largest private ambulance service provider, Falck.
The state government has introduced legislation to merge Synergy and Verve Energy, but is yet to release regulations that will specify how existing contracts between the government entities and the private sector will be protected.
The resource sector’s safety record has been brought into doubt after a contractor was crushed while working at a liquefied natural gas plant and hospitalised, but the incident was not recorded as a lost-time injury.
Engineer, entrepreneur and restaurateur Michael O’Hanlon has declared he will run for the position of Perth lord mayor at the October election, based on an ambitious three-point economic plan for the city.
Synergy chairman Lyndon Rowe has mapped out a detailed agenda for energy market reform, saying there would be catastrophic consequences if the government did not tackle market players with vested interests.