Private companies and not-for-profit businesses play a prominent role in the West Australian economy, with annual revenue at the top 20 exceeding $32 billion, according to data compiled by Business News.
Andrew Forrest’s agricultural investment vehicle Harvest Road Group has taken a major step towards building Western Australia’s biggest cattle feeding facility, with plans recently lodged for approval by planning authorities.
The company behind Masters dairy products is moving from Japanese to Chinese ownership, after the dairy heavyweight behind the $1.5 billion bid for organic infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia agreed to acquire Lion Dairy & Drinks.
Ocean Grown Abalone is seeking to raise $2.9 million through a one-for-eight rights issue to progress the feasibility and development of its Esperance hatchery and grow-out project in Western Australia.
The widespread use of herbicides such as glyphosate to control weeds in cropping systems has proved to be comparatively cheap and effective over many years, and the only practical solution for WA farmers.
An arbitration process has declared tier three rail lines in Western Australia's Wheatbelt are not economically viable, nearly a decade after industry groups and the state government agreed to shut the lines down.
ASX-listed Rural Funds Group has made its first investment in Western Australia, striking a $22 million deal to purchase three cattle stations that will be leased to Wagyu beef producer Stone Axe Pastoral Company.
UPDATED: A three-year trial to boost rock lobster availability in Western Australia is expected to increase visitor expenditure and grow jobs in marine tourism, though the lobster industry has expressed concern over the changes.