The state government has approved design alterations to the Swan River pedestrian bridge in an attempt to cut $4 million in construction costs, while also announcing further delays to the bridge’s opening date.
Engineering and construction contractor Monadelphous Group has painted a positive outlook after tough trading conditions in recent years, with the company tipping strong revenue growth in the current financial year.
A $2.2 million expansion of the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope has been completed, doubling the number of antenna stations at the facility, as design work on the planned Square Kilometre Array continues.
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.
The federal government has commissioned ACIL Allen and GHD to study the possible development of a pipeline from Western Australia to the eastern states, one of the critical elements of a possible national gas market.
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.
The volume of freight through Fremantle Ports has remained static for the third year running, raising further questions about when the proposed outer harbour development at Cockburn Sound will be needed.