Staff Reporters

Transperth launches bus efficiency trial

Transperth has signed on with transport systems technology specialist Vix Technology, formerly ERG, to carry out a trial aimed at improving Perth's public transport network.

Satterley chosen for Eglinton

The state government has announced Satterley Group as its preferred partner to develop around 3,000 new homes in the northern half of the new suburb of Eglinton. Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said first land was expected to be released to the market in 2014.

Minemakers lines up $15m equity fund

Perth-based minerals explorer Minemakers says it has secured a $15 million equity facility with New York-based Haverstock Fund.

Moore breaks ground at MMG's Golden Grove expansion

MMG has broken first ground at its new $22 million copper open pit at its Golden Grove operations, in the Mid West. Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore was on hand for the opening ceremony today, drilling the first hole for the expansion project.

Santos keen to retain Timor Sea gas fields

Santos says it plans to hold on to its Barossa and Caldita gas fields in the Timor Sea, saying they provide a long-term option to feed the established Darwin LNG plant.

Monadelphous wins $140m in new work

Engineering firm Monadelphous Group has announced new contracts in Australia and Papua New Guinea with a combined value of $140 million.

Malone wins Entrepreneur of the Year

iiNet founder Michael Malone has become the second Western Australian businessman in as many years to be named Ernst & Young's Australian Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr Malone will go on to represent Australia at the World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Monte Carlo Next year.

Barnett signs new Japan agreement

The state government has signed a new agreement with the international wing of the Japan Finance Corporation, in an effort to foster business links with the country.

Matrix wins $61m in new deals

Matrix Composites & Engineering has announced $61 million in new contracts, taking its order book through February 2013 to $105 million.

Mobilarm secures Dutch Navy contract

Marine safety equipment provider Mobilarm has secured its first production order for its Crewsafe V200 emergency beacon from the Dutch Navy. The Perth-based company said the Royal Netherlands Navy had ordered 90 Crewsafe V200 devices for use in submarine escape and rescue.

MACA wins $65m services deal

Mining contractor MACA has announced a $65 million contract with Kimberley Diamonds Company at the Ellendale project, 120 kilometres east of Derby. Kimberley Diamons is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based GEM Diamonds.

$70m raising for Silver Lake

Silver Lake Resources says it has received strong support for a $70 million share placement to fund the development of its Murchison gold project and ramp up its copper exploration activities at the mine's Eelya Complex.


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