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Tayler Neale

Tayler Neale is the online reporter at Business News. He also reports on junior mining and the business of sport.  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. 

Kidman studies show $1bn capex

Kidman Resources says development of its planned Kwinana lithium refinery and Mt Holland project near Southern Cross will cost up to $US755 million ($1.06 billion) and generate about 700 jobs.

Irvine writes his menu for On The Point

Mining services entrepreneur Neil Irvine has doubled down on his investment in the hospitality sector to take full control of the $40 million-plus On The Point precinct.

Xanadu wins top gong

Margaret River-based Xanadu Wines has claimed the coveted Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, which were held last night.

Perth retains most affordable mantle

A new Housing Industry Association report has again labelled Perth as the most affordable capital city in Australia, but says WA’s first home buyers grant is not having the desired effect.

Small Perth players streak ahead of NBN

SPECIAL REPORT: A group of companies offering a faster alternative fixed-wireless internet service has dialled into a niche market.

Bis in acquisition, SMS merges with Rivet

Perth-based Bis has acquired mining services company UGM, while SMS Mining Services has merged with haulage provider Rivet Group.

Explaurum rejects Ramelius offer

The board of Explaurum has rejected a $59.2 million hostile takeover bid from gold miner Ramelius Resources, saying the offer is opportunistic and undervalues the target.

Abalone, Huon deals boost WA aquaculture

ASX-listed Huon Aquaculture has been granted a license to operate an aquaculture farm off Geraldton, while Fremantle-based Ocean Grown Abalone has awarded a $2.7 million contract to build a processing facility in Augusta.

Shopping centres’ big sales

Several major deals in recent months mark a surge of activity in the shopping centre space.

Irvine takes control of Beaumonde

Perth businessman Neil Irvine has moved to full ownership of Beaumonde Catering after buying out former managing director Brian Leyden.

57 Perth suburbs record price gain

Despite a fall in Perth’s median house price in the September quarter, nearly 60 suburbs bucked the trend to record a price increase, according to the latest data from Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

Wood & Grieve acquired by Stantec

Wood & Grieve Engineers is set to be acquired by international company Stantec, nearly 60 years after the Perth-based company was established.

High mortgage delinquency in Perth

New data from Moody’s shows Perth mortgage delinquency rates are the highest in Australia, despite the capital city also holding one of the highest average incomes in the country.

Govt to sell TAB, tax WA betting

The state government has announced it will proceed with the sale of gaming agency TAB and introduce a new 15 per cent consumption tax on all betting in Western Australia.

Tech Scene- Fooduction

Fooduction is an online marketplace app where users can buy takeaway food items from nearby local restaurants and other establishments (with a licensed home kitchen).

Gascoyne flags board changes

Ian Murray has been appointed non-executive chairman of gold producer Gascoyne Resources, two months after announcing his retirement from Gold Road Resources.

Mining, energy take IPO reins

SPECIAL REPORT: A significant uptick in the number of resources stock floats in WA mirrors a national trend driven by improved investor sentiment and rising commodity prices.

Decmil wins $277m EPC solar contract

Decmil Group has finalised a $277 million contract with Chinese group Maoneng to build a 255-megawatt solar farm in NSW, eight months after signing a memorandum of understanding for the project.

WA secures $126m for training

The state government has signed up for the Commonwealth’s vocational training fund, which will provide up to $126 million in matched funding for a planned incentive scheme to boost apprenticeships and traineeships.

Monadelphous chosen for $450m panel

Monadelphous is one of three contractors to have been appointed to a panel for $450 million of water projects in regional NSW, and has secured its first contract under the program.

Williams to hit Hopman Cup

US tennis star Serena Williams is the latest high-profile player to commit to the upcoming Hopman Cup, with the news coinciding with data showing an increase in the number of tourist visits to Western Australia.

SCA in $270m Perth shopping spree

Sydney-based SCA Property Group has purchased four Perth shopping centres for a combined $269.4 million as part of a larger deal with ASX-listed Vicinity Centres.

Court blocks FMG report access

Fortescue Metals Group has failed to get its hands on a crucial engineering report at the heart of a legal dispute with Canadian company TransAlta Corporation.

Rio approves $2.1bn iron ore spend

Rio Tinto and its joint venture partners have given the green light to invest $2.1 billion across two iron ore projects that will employ 1,200 people in the Pilbara.

Regis pulls pin on Capricorn deal

Regis Resources has withdrawn its $85.3 million takeover proposal for Capricorn Metals, after the gold aspirant’s largest shareholder, Hawke’s Point, rejected the indicative deal.

Eastern Goldfields secures $75m recapitalisation

Struggling gold producer Eastern Goldfields has announced a $75 million recapitalisation deal and board overhaul led by private mining services company Adaman Resources.

Busselton still in mix for Qantas academy

The state government remains hopeful Busselton can become the second site for a Qantas pilot academy, pledging up to $1.7 million and formally committing to a new $13 million terminal if the South West town is chosen.

UWA slips in Times rankings

After a middling result in a national ratings guide out this week, the University of Western Australia has dropped slightly in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Grounded in $15m Iluka project

West Perth-based Grounded Construction Group is nearing completion of a $15 million project to install two mining villages for Iluka Resources’ Cataby mineral sands project north of Perth.

Bombora secures $19m EU funding

Perth-founded Bombora Wave Power has secured an $18.7 million grant from the European Regional Development Fund, days after Carnegie Clean Energy announced funding delays for its wave energy project in Albany.

Vanadium players mark potential

Improving market conditions have led to positive news for a number of local vanadium outfits.

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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.