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Perron, Fini win philanthropy awards

Stan Perron and Michela Fini won individual awards at the second annual State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours announced last night.

Georgiou wins $70m project

Apartment developer Blackburne is proceeding with its Marina East project on the Ascot marina, with a construction contract awarded to local builder Georgiou Group.

Car park deals for Parkd, NRW

Perth company Parkd has struck a deal with property developer Vector Management to evaluate construction of a $9 million car park in the inner city, while the state government has announced plans for a $32 million car park at Forrestfield.

Magadza to run arts body

A former artistic director of the Perth Festival is returning to Western Australia to become executive director of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA

Cassini raises $4.2m

West Perth-based Cassini Resources has completed a $4.2 million share placement, with backing from the chairman of Chinese company Tinci Materials.

Capilano gets $190m takeover

Kerry Stokes looks set to accept a takeover offer for one of his agribusiness investments after private equity groups launched a friendly takeover bid for Australia's biggest honey producer, ASX-listed Capilano Honey.

Business group buys Perth Heat

Perth’s semi-professional baseball team, Perth Heat, has been purchased by a private consortium that is led by business executive Rory Vassallo and includes Eileen ‘Red’ Bond and broadcaster Christian Galapolous.

Wood gets Scarborough contract

Woodside Petroleum has signed up engineering company Wood to prepare development plans for the Scarborough gas field, with the work to be split between offices in Houston and Perth.

Snapshots from the Fringe

As the Fringe World Festival enters its second weekend, Business News photographer Attila Csaszar offers the first instalment of his ‘Behind the Scenes at Fringe’ series – the Edith Spiegeltent.

Perth hotels offer more value

Hotels in Perth have become better value than those in Sydney, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics annual Tourist Accommodation survey released today.

Macfarlane joins Woodside board

Former Howard and Abbott government minister Ian Macfarlane has been appointed non-executive director of Woodside. 

Board Moves September 27 to October 7, 2016

Marenica Energy has appointed John Sestan as an executive director. Bruce McFadzean has resigned as a non-executive director at Venture Minerals. 

Insolvency appointments September 28 to October 6, 2016

FirmAppointee/Solicitorappointed asto Company NamePublished dateMelsom RobsonGeorge Aubrey LopezliquidatorMonacan Nominees Pty Ltd ATF The Gilfillian Family Trust and The ETG Family Trust29/09/2016Aux

Broad, Crothers, Dawn win govt work

Perth-based Broad Construction Services has shared in $10.5 million worth of contracts awarded by the state government.

Board Moves September 7-26, 2016

Netlinkz (previously known as iWebGate) has appointed Suthan Naganayagam as managing director.

Insolvency appointments September 22 to 27, 2016

FirmAppointee/Solicitorappointed asto Company NamePublished DateFerrier HodgsonDermott Joseph McVeighadministratorMaster Jedi Pty Ltd27/09/2016Hall ChadwickBlair PleashliquidatorTruckworld (WA) Pty Lt

Insolvency appointments September 7 to 21

FirmAppointee/SolicitorAppointedof CompanyPublished DateBRI FerrierGiovanni Maurizio CarrelloliquidatorWaybeth Holdings Pty Ltd21/09/2016BRI FerrierGiovanni Maurizio CarrelloliquidatorTribute Sup

Team united after ‘therapeutic’ meeting: Barnett

Colin Barnett has seen off an attempted spill motion at today’s party room meeting by 31 votes to 15, emerging with what he claimed was a united Liberal team after a ‘therapeutic’ exercise.

Mercantile bid for Richfield appears successful

Sir Ron Brierley-chaired Mercantile Investment Company appears to have been successful in its $21 million bid for Perth-domiciled, Singapore-based shipping business Richfield International.

Board moves August 23 - August 30 2016

Jupiter Energy has appointed Alexey Kruzhkov as a non-executive director.  Sundance Resources has appointed Carol Marinkovich as company secretary.

SRG beats headwinds to book profit lift

Civil contractor and mining services company SRG Limited says it is well positioned for further growth on the back of recent contract wins, after booking a 52 per cent lift in net profit in the 2015-1

Peppermint in deal with Philippines bank

Recently-listed technology company Peppermint Innovation will supply its remittance system to a bank based in the Philippines under a new partnership deal.

Board moves August 13 - August 22 2016

Malcolm Randall has resigned as chair at MZI Resources, but will remain a non-executive director. Rod Baxter has been appointed chair. Nuheara has appointed Jean-Marie Rudd chief financial officer.

Vale Shane Gherbaz

Former stockbroker and the founding managing director of Euroz, Shane Gherbaz, has passed away after a battle with illness.

Board moves July 19-26

DigitalX chair Zhenya Tsvetnenko has resigned. Brett Mitchell has resigned as non-executive director. Leigh Travers has been appointed an executive director.

People Moves July 18 2016

Lavan Legal has appointed Claire Petersen as a partner in its reconstruction, recovery and insolvency team.

Board moves July 7 - July 18 2016

Pilbara Minerals has appointed Steve Scudamore to its board as an independent non-executive director.

Construction contract announcements June 30 to July 13 2016

Quality Builders has won the $4.7 million contract to upgrade the Karratha and Broome regional courthouses.

CPD Group focus on governments, schools ahead of collapse

Governments, including local councils, and schools appear to be the biggest clients of building, construction and maintenance firm CPD Group which collapsed in May.

Board moves July 4-6 2016

Kin Mining announced the appointment of Don Harper as chief executive commencing in early August. MMJ PhytoTech has appointed Richard Jarvis as chief financial officer.

Board Moves June 29 - July 1 2016

Clive Dickens has been appointed director for Newzulu replacing Alex Hartman, company founder, who terminated his role as managing director.



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Union settles with BGC over case of the concrete pour

State govt starts legal action against Uber

Legal action is being taken against ride-share company Uber for not having the appropriate licence to operate in Western Australia.

Vale Shane Gherbaz

Former stockbroker and the founding managing director of Euroz, Shane Gherbaz, has passed away after a battle with illness.

Brierty bags $300m contract

Brierty and three Aboriginal contracting firms have won a $300 million contract with Rio Tinto to complete mining and civil works on a project in the Pilbara.

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Labor MP to retire

Australia's first indigenous female MP is set to stand down from the West Australian parliament after being vilified as a "toxic coconut".

Wesfarmers coal sale a concern: Barnett

The foreign ownership of Western Australia's two coal miners raises concerns about the long-term security of the state's power supplies, Premier Colin Barnett says.

Coles, Bunnings lift sales by 8%

Coles and Bunnings were the top first-quarter perfomers among Wesfarmers' retail businesses, with the Perth-based conglomerate also reporting weak performances by its Target and Kmart divisions.

UGL in talks with DTZ on takeover offer

Diversified business services firm UGL Limited is in talks with London-based DTZ Holdings about a possible takeover bid for DTZ.