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Tayler Neale

Tayler Neale was an online reporter at Business News. Tayler completed a bachelor of commerce and a bachelor of economics at the University of Western Australia in 2015, majoring in corporate and investment finance, international business economics and money and banking. He previously worked as a journalist at the Albany Advertiser.  He joined Business News in 2017 and left to pursue further economic studies in 2019.

Appointments wrap

Former Synergy executive Stephanie Unwin is set to lead regional energy retailer Horizon Power next year, while Screenwest, SNC-Lavalin, Worksafe WA and Destination Perth have also announced significant appointments.

Airport rail project hit with 12-month delay

The state government has announced a delay of up to 12 months at the Forrestfield-Airport Link due to tunneling issues, but says the rail project’s $1.9 billion budget will not be impacted.

Perth Airport launches $11.3m writ against Qantas

Perth Airport has commenced legal action in the Supreme Court of Western Australia against Qantas to recover $11.3 million in unpaid charges for using its facilities.

Birimian plans $8.2m raising, reviews business

Subiaco-based Birimian has announced plans to raise $8.2 million for its Goulamina project in Mali, while the lithium aspirant also flagged a business review and two separate agreements with Chinese companies.

P&N ponders $6bn tie-up

P&N Bank is considering a merger with regional east coast credit union bcu, which is about half the size of the Perth-based lender, to form a combined group with a $6 billion asset base and 150,000 customers across the country.

WA misses out on space station

The state government has voiced its frustration at the Commonwealth’s decision to choose Adelaide as the home of Australia’s $41 million space agency.

CFC posts $18m profit in FY18

Diversified family business CFC Group has registered a big jump in profit for the 2018 financial year, aided by strong performances across its three primary operations.

Westforce in $4.2m property spend

Engineering contractor Westforce Construction has purchased two adjoining properties in Welshpool for $4.2 million, as the company plans to expand its business.

HeraMED launches on ASX

Israeli tech company HeraMED, which is commercialising a home pregnancy monitoring device, started trading on the ASX today, after raising $6 million via an initial public offering.

WA housing lags nation: HIA

Western Australia has the worst residential building conditions in the country, according to a new report from the Housing Industry Association.

South West servos sell for $34m

Federal government-backed agency Indigenous Business Australia has purchased two adjacent petrol stations on Forrest Highway south of Perth for $34 million from Perth-based investment group Security Capital Australia.

Intermin, MacPhersons in $62m merger

Local gold explorers Intermin Resources and MacPhersons Resources have announced plans for a $62 million merger to form Horizon Minerals, which will hold significant assets in the Kalgoorlie region.

Georgiou, Pindan win new contracts

Georgiou Group has been awarded a $42 million contract to build new facilities at Hollywood Private Hospital while Pindan has been appointed as builder for a housing project in Manjimup.

Burston retires aged 83

Resources veteran Ian Burston has called time on his career at the age of 83, after retiring as chairman of iron ore-focused Kogi Iron.

Delays flagged for Pilbara project

The $6 billion Balla Balla infrastructure project has experienced two setbacks, with the deadline for meeting its obligations under a State Agreement extended by 18 months and recent exploration work failing to live up to promise.

Sheffield to raise $19m, assess Thunderbird partnership

Sheffield Resources has announced plans to raise up to $19 million, enabling the company to formally evaluate potential strategic partners for its Thunderbird mineral sands project in the Kimberley.

Telcos spend $19m on WA lots

Three telco groups, including TPG and UK-based Dense Air, have spent $19 million securing 5G spectrum lots in Western Australia as part of an auction run by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Storekat wins govt tech grant

Storekat has secured a $294,000 federal government grant, as the local tech company continues its transition to a business-to-business management tool for the logistics industry.

FBR hits 18-month low

Shares in robotics company FBR fell nearly 15 per cent today to their lowest point since June 2017, adding to a string of losses since it announced the termination of its strategic alliance with Caterpillar and a shift in strategy.

Setbacks for cruise ships at Broome

The state government has been forced to allocate an extra $8 million to a dredging program at Broome Port, while an independent report has ruled out the use of a below deck gangway for cruise ships at the port.

West African, VDM, Genesis to raise $60m

Three local exploration companies have tapped investors for up to $60 million, led by a $48.2 million capital raising from West African Resources for its Sanbrado gold project in Burkina Faso.

Cashies to bring in new CEO

Cash Converters International has appointed Bank of Queensland's Sydney-based group executive, Brendan White, as its new chief executive, starting in March next year.

Keslake secures $6.5m Cott bike path work

Perth-based Keslake Group has won a $6.5 million state government contract to build a 2.8-kilometre bicycle path alongside the Fremantle railway line.

Bankwest wins naming rights for Sydney stadium

Bankwest has signalled its desire to expand its east coast presence, by signing a multi-year naming rights deal with the NSW government for a new 30,000-seat stadium in western Sydney.

World's largest ore stackers to be built in WA

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Australia will design and build the world’s largest rail-mounted stackers in Western Australia after winning a $250 million contract for BHP Group’s $4.6 billion South Flank iron ore project.

Heritage build fits Emco niche

Having sat vacant for the better part of a decade, the 111-year-old North Perth police station is again a place where lessons are learned, with EMCO Building having converted the site into an early learning centre.

WA govt ups subbies' protection

Subcontractors WA chair Louise Stewart has welcomed the state government’s decision to expand the use of project bank accounts (PBAs) to protect subcontractors, but is pushing for the introduction of legally binding statutory trusts.

Tech Scene - Idle Australia

Idle Australia has launched an online platform allowing customers to efficiently search, compare and book construction equipment hire from local trade and hire companies.

Cott, Claremont show up Subi

Two retail strips in the heart of the western suburbs have reduced their vacancy rates during the past 15 months despite the rise of online shopping.

IGA owner loses Woolies appeal

The Supreme Court has dismissed a review application from the owner of the Canning Bridge IGA regarding a new Woolworths development in Mt Pleasant.

Reiwa shows Perth house price uptick

Perth house prices have risen for the second straight month, according to new data from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia, which released its monthly figures today ahead of market analyst CoreLogic.

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Terrace Hotel set to close down

The Terrace Hotel, which restored the heritage St Georges House in 2012, is set to shut its door from tomorrow afternoon, Business News understands.

Perth accountant pleads guilty to fraud

Perth accountant Neil Alessandrino has pleaded guilty to a rolled-up fraud charge in the District Court this week.

Western suburbs house prices set to rise

Moody’s Analytics is forecasting continued weakness in Perth's residential property market this year but a return to positive growth in 2019, with Perth’s western suburbs and Mandurah tipped to be the best-performing regions.

Perth house prices on the way up

Perth house prices were up 0.3 per cent in March, and have risen in four of the past six months, according to the latest data from CoreLogic, adding to hopes of a sustained improvement in the residential property market.

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Design change for Swan River bridge

The state government has approved design alterations to the Swan River pedestrian bridge in an attempt to cut $4 million in construction costs, while also announcing further delays to the bridge’s opening date.

Margaret River Gourmet Escape set to end

Western Australia's premier food and wine event, Margaret River Gourmet Escape, will be held in its current form for just one more year, with the state government planning a reconfigured event that includes the Swan Valley in 2019.

Byrnecut slams payroll changes

Byrnecut executive chairman Steve Coughlan has slammed the state government’s decision to crack down on payroll tax exemptions, saying his company will no longer receive the exemption for courses being undertaken by 1,200 employees.

Crowdfunding available for startups

UPDATED: Australian startups will now be able to raise capital via crowdfunding sources after the corporate watchdog today approved the first batch of licences allowing companies to act as intermediaries in the process.