NSW-based McWilliam's Wines Pty Ltd has emerged as the successful bidder for collapsed Margaret River winery Evans & Tate following a seven week tender process sparking interest from operators including Foster's Group Ltd and De Bortoli Wines Pty Ltd.
The State Government has launched the Kimberley Broadband Solutions Project, providing 16 wireless hotspot sites and three fixed satellite and portable mobile satellite communication systems, to key locations within the Kimberley region.
Strong overseas demand for minerals and petroleum, particularly from China, and strengthening commodity prices pushed the value of Western Australia’s resources industry up 25 per cent to a record $53.4 billion in 2006-07.
Some of WA's biggest food producers and manufacturers are behind the establishment of a lobby group aimed at providing a united voice for the food and beverage sector, as well as promoting and developing the industry’s growth.
Electricity retailer Synergy has emerged as the only one of the four disaggregated electricity corporations to exceed budget forecasts, reporting earnings before interest and tax of $64.9 million for the 2006-07 financial year.