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Westport planning continues long port saga

With public consultation on the state government’s Westport project starting this month, we look back at more than 20 years of planning for an outer harbour at Kwinana.

Valmec, WBHO secure Water Corp contracts

Engineering and construction group Valmec and Geraldton-based WBHO Infrastructure have secured infrastructure contracts with Water Corporation at its facilities in Western Australia.

Pindan secures $60m contract

Pindan has been awarded the construction contract for the $60 million MYVISTA aged care facility in Mirrabooka.

Primero in steady ASX debut after $25m IPO

Local engineering company Primero Group made a steady debut on the ASX today after completing a $25 million initial public offering.

Southern Cross wins $55m NSW infrastructure contract

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has been awarded a $55 million electrical instrumentation installation contract at the Westconnex M5 road project in NSW.

DRA expands with G&S buy

South African firm DRA has expanded its Australian presence with the purchase of G&S Engineering Services from diversified infrastructure company Calibre Group.

WA contractors secure work

Three local companies have secured work across the state, with Kerman Contracting, Adco Constructions and WestStar Industrial all announcing recent contract wins.

Pact locks in $61m Subi school contract

PACT Construction has secured a $60.8 million contract to complete the main works at the new Inner City College at Kitchener Park in Subiaco.

Veris broadens operations

SPECIAL REPORT: ASX-listed company Veris has transitioned its business from the mining sector to become a diversified outfit focused on key infrastructure projects across Australia.

Cranecorp extends reach in tight sector

SPECIAL REPORT: Several acquisitions in the past four years have helped Cranecorp Australia grow into new markets, but the company’s owners still make themselves available to clients to give relationships a personal touch.

WA sparkies most expensive in the country

Western Australian electricians are the most expensive in Australia, while the majority of the state’s other tradies are near the national cost average, according to new data out today.

Maca announces contracts worth $60m

Perth-based MACA has been awarded a number of new contracts, totalling about $60 million, including a $12 million variation to works at the Gruyere gold project near Laverton.

BMD wins second major freeway contract

BMD Constructions has won its second major road contract in the past month after securing a $48.4 million contract to widen a section of the Kwinana Freeway.

Labour challenge looms as work ebbs and flows

SPECIAL REPORT: Contractors are buoyant despite the twin challenges of uncertainty around infrastructure spending and an employment market tipped to tighten.

Contractors switch on for next generation of power

SPECIAL REPORT: The rollout of next generation energy infrastructure such as batteries and microgrids is kicking off in WA, adding to the opportunities available for contractors in this space.

BMD wins $49m freeway contract

BMD Constructions has been awarded a $49.4 million state government contract to widen a section of the Mitchell Freeway, beating CPB Contractors and WBHO Infrastructure for the work.

Maca secures $30m road contract

Welshpool-based MACA has been awarded a $30.2 million state government contract for roadworks in the Pilbara region.

Atlas loses port development rights

Atlas Iron has disclosed it no longer holds exclusive port development rights at Port Hedland that were central to the takeover battle that has involved three mining heavyweights buying shares in the company.

GCS and SRG to merge into $332m group

Perth companies Global Construction Services and SRG have announced an agreed merger that brings together their contracting, construction and engineering services into a combined group with an expected value of $332 million.

Kerman locks in $30m NSW contract

Applecross-based Kerman Contracting has secured a $30 million contract to build a ship unloading facility at the Port of Newcastle in NSW.

Perkins wins $25m SW school contract

Bunbury-based Perkins Builders has secured a $24.9 million state government contract for extension works at Margaret River High School.

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