The City of Karratha has strongly opposed Woodside Petroleum’s plans for a 700-bed fly-in, fly-out camp, but the final decision rests with Planning and Lands Minister Rita Saffioti, who is playing her cards close to her chest.
A Supreme Court ruling handed down this week casts doubt on how the state government has calculated stamp duty on mining company takeovers, potentially overcharging miners tens of millions of dollars over more than a decade.
Henderson-based shipbuilder Austal has received a $US12.3 million ($A15.1 million) contract to provide post-delivery services work to the US Navy, in relation to its provision of littoral combat ships.
Dacian Gold has lined up Zenith Energy to build, own and operate a gas-fired power station at its Mt Morgans gold project near Laverton, and signed a $57 million, 10-year contract with gas pipeline operator APA Group.
The McGowan government has announced the Wandoo minimum security prison will be returned to the public sector, despite an independent review this year finding private contractor Serco had met or exceeded expectations.
Austal has announced it is negotiating to build a ferry worth more than $100 million for Norwegian shipping company Fjord Line, after the Norwegian group said it had already commissioned the local shipbuilder.