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$4.9m Esperance weir contract

The state government has awarded a $4.9 million contract to a Bibra Lake-based company for the construction of a new weir at Bandy Creek Boat Harbour in Esperance.

Four charges laid over worker's death

WorkSafe is prosecuting four parties over the death of 17-year-old Wesley Ballantine, who fell through a void in the roof during a construction project at the old General Post Office building in Forrest Place in 2017.

SMEC, GHD win $30m PTA works

The Public Transport Authority has awarded an engineering services contract for its network and infrastructure division to SMEC and GHD.

New MD at Programmed

Programmed has announced Chris Sutherland will retire as managing director in September, to be succeeded in the role by Glenn Thompson.

Local firms win $12m in contracts

Valmec has secured a $6 million contract with Newmont Mining, while BGC Australia and Devlyn Constructions have won Bunbury school construction works worth a combined $5.9 million.

Contracts totalling $50m for two local firms

AusGroup and Southern Cross Electrical Engineering have each announced several contract wins, each worth a combined figure of around $25 million.

ASG awarded $9m in contracts

The Department of Education has awarded two contracts worth $7.2 million and $1.9 million to Perth-based IT company ASG Group for the ongoing use of its Oracle technologies.

Charges over WA Army base work injuries

Three companies have been charged over serious injuries suffered by two workers during the redevelopment of Campbell Barracks in Perth.

Work under way on $400m Karratha FIFO camp

Multiplex has commenced construction of the 604-bed Bay Village accommodation facility for Woodside Petroleum's fly-in, fly-out workers in Karratha.

Highway Constructions wins $28m contract

Bassendean-based Highway Constructions has secured a $27.6 million contract from Main Roads Western Australia as part of an upgrade of Onslow Road in the Pilbara.

Flinders disclosure concerns mount

Many minority shareholders of Flinders Mines have voiced discontent at the conduct of their board.

Automated rigger for Multiplex museum build

Multiplex has collaborated with local company TENSA Equipment to utilise an automated lifting device the construction giant believes could be a game changer for the industry.

New panel to assess major developments in WA

The inaugural State Design Review Panel has been appointed to oversee the design quality of major new development proposals in Western Australia.

State govt tackles planning loophole

The state government says it will fix a planning loophole that enabled small housing subdivisions in WA to be built without connection to telecommunications infrastructure.

Georgiou wins $24m Main Roads contract

Georgiou Group has been awarded a design and construction contract to upgrade a section of Karel Avenue to a dual carriageway to ease congestion around the Jandakot industrial area.

R.J. Vincent for $33m Subi demolition

Balcatta based R.J. Vincent and Co has been picked by the state government to demolish the grandstands at Subiaco Oval, with the playing surface to remain for community use.

Aurecon wins $8.5m Bellevue contract

Aurecon has been awarded $8.5 million of detailed design works by the Public Transport Authority of WA for the proposed Bellevue railcar deport, as part of the $165 million Midland line extension project.

WA govt $900m behind on infrastructure promises this year

The state government has fallen $1.7 billion behind its infrastructure spending commitments over the past two years, according to Western Australia’s civil construction industry’s peak body.

Brakes put on Parkd’s Mazda carpark

Parkd’s construction of a 190-bay relocatable car park for Mazda Bayswater has been parked for the foreseeable future, after the dealership said it would reassess the timing of the expansion.

Residential building approvals rise in WA

The number of dwellings approved in Western Australia have bucked the national trend and risen by 3.8 per cent in trend terms to reach its highest point since July, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest data.

Arbitrations in WA top 100

More than 100 unique arbitration proceedings were conducted in Western Australia during the 2017-18 financial year, the first-ever survey of the sector has found.

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