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.

Santos secures second gas contract with Wesfarmers

Santos has entered into a second contract to supply natural gas to Western Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers.

Construction contracts and tenders November 2 to 15 2017

Quality Builders, Maintenance and Construction Services Australia, Woodland Contractors, Orixon, and Fleetwood Corporation have shared in a $100 million panel contract for the state-wide provision

Decmil awarded $75m BHP contract

Osborne Park-based Decmil Group has won a $75 million contract with BHP Billiton to upgrade and expand accommodation for the miner's existing operations and its planned South Flank iron ore project near Newman.

Austal denies closure threat

Perth-based shipbuilder Austal has denied it sent an update to shareholders signalling the potential closure of its Henderson shipyard, with chief executive David Singleton telling Business News the company was strongly positioned to remain in Western Australia.

Optus locks in Perth Stadium naming rights

Perth’s new state-of-the-art sporting facility will be known as Optus Stadium after the telecommunications giant signed a 10-year naming rights deal with the state government.

Construction contracts and tenders October 19 to November 1 2017

Colgan Industries has been awarded a $7.2 million contract to build stage seven of Karrakatta Mausoleum.

CPB signs $48m Lord St contract

Long-running negotiations between CPB Contractors and the state government have resulted in the CIMIC Group subsidiary signing a $47.9 million contract for the New Lord St project at Ellenbrook.

Three-way tussle for $40 million freeway work

Shortlisted contractors for the widening of the Mitchell Freeway have been announced, with BMD Constructions, CPB Contractors and WBHO Infrastructure in the race for the $40 million contract.

Clough JV wins PNG work

A joint venture comprising local engineering group Clough and Finnish corporation Wartsila has won a contract to build a power station in Papua New Guinea for an undisclosed sum.

Construction contracts and tenders October 4 to 18 2017

Linkforce Engineering has been selected to build the first stage of the Southern River Primary School.

NRW wins new work worth $57m

NRW Holdings has announced it has recently won $57 million worth of contracts through its Action Drill & Blast subsidiary, for work on five coal mines on the east coast.

NRW preferred for $300m Gascoyne contract

Aspiring gold miner Gascoyne Resources has tapped NRW Holdings for a $300 million mining services contract at its Dalgaranga project in Western Australia, while NRW's managing director has received a boost to his salary.

Sheffield appoints GR, sources funds for Thunderbird

Sheffield Resources has mandated finance group Taurus to arrange a $US200 million ($A255 million) debt facility for development of its Thunderbird mineral sands project, and also named GR Engineering Services as its preferred contractor.

Clough JV wins work on $262m Water Corp project

A joint venture between Perth-based engineering group Clough and French company Suez has won a contract to build the second stage of a water recycling plant in Craigie, which is the major component of the state government’s $262 million groundwater replenishment scheme.

Clough JV wins marine infrastructure work

An joint venture between engineering group Clough and Dutch company BAM International has won a contract to provide its services to a $100 million marine project in the Northern Territory.

Whittens wins Pilgangoora work

Local construction company Whittens has won a $10 million contract for work on Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangoora lithium project.

Decmil wins $60m of new work with VicRoads

Decmil Group has won more work on a highway extension project in Victoria, with the new package worth about $60 million.

Construction contracts and tenders September 21 to October 4 2017

Kerman Contracting has been awarded a design and construction contract to build a fertiliser blending plant for CSBP Fertilisers in Kwinana.

Austal wins ferry, combat ship contracts

Austal has won a $190 million contract to build two ferries for a Spanish client, along with an order for a 15th littoral combat ship for the US Navy for an undisclosed sum, but the company has yet to decide whether the two ferries will be built at its Henderson shipyard or overseas.