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Muddy waters in maintenance deal

The Water Corporation is refusing to release the details of a review it says backs a decision to insource a major maintenance contract, a move that runs counter to the economic reforms of recent decades.

State govt awards over $11m of contracts

WA Profiling & Stabilisation, Aurecon, and Adtech FRP are the latest major winners of state government contracts, worth about $11.2 million.

Jandakot upgrades in flight

The state government has announced a runway extension at Jandakot Airport to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service and turned the first sod for a new medical laboratory in Jandakot Business Park.

Perkins starts $15m Western Power construction

Perkins Builders has continued its streak of contract wins, after it was awarded the main construction works for a $15 million Western Power depot in Pinjarra.

Perkins wins $99m in contracts

Perkins Builders has won a $61.7 million contract to develop a new courthouse and police complex in Armadale, as well as the $37.5 million construction contract for Capecare Dunsborough.

Decmil JV confirms $417m contract

Decmil and joint venture partner McConnell Dowell have finalised the main works contract for the Mordialloc Freeway project, six months after being selected by Major Roads Projects Victoria as the preferred tenderer.

Coast, river resources to respect and enjoy

Perth is blessed with world-class beaches and the iconic Swan River, but the city is still exploring how best to activate and protect these locations.

$110m marine base for Broome

A private WA company has gained state government approval to develop a floating wharf and onshore terminal at the port of Broome, targeting oil and gas services and cruise ships as its main customers.

WA results pull Brickworks' profit down

Brickworks' full-year profit slipped 11.9 per cent to $154.6 million, with the company highlighting its WA operations as a specific weak point.

Three companies to bid for rail project

The state government has invited three companies to tender for the $69 million Denny Avenue level crossing removal.

Valmec, WestStar boost order books

Perth-based energy services group Valmec says it expects continued revenue and earnings growth after securing $43 million worth of contracts.

Consortium outbids QIC with $470m Pacific offer

Investment group QIC will need to increase its $422 million offer for Pacific Energy, after a consortium consisting of OPTrust and Infrastructure Capital Group lobbed a superior offer to the remote power provider.

Aus Potash signs Geraldton port deal

Australian Potash’s Lake Wells sulphate of potash project is edging closer to production, after the company struck a joint cooperation agreement with Geraldton port owner Mid West Ports Authority.

ACCIONA to build $450m energy plant

Construction of Perth’s second waste-to-energy plant is scheduled to start later this year after the private consortium behind the East Rockingham project appointed Spanish engineering giant ACCIONA as its main contractor.

Crash barrier for WA-first trial

A Geraldton-based company has installed a roller safety barrier for a trial use, the first in Western Australia, on a ramp connecting Roe Highway to Kwinana Freeway.

Main Roads committed to indigenous impacts

Main Roads Western Australia chief executive Peter Woronzow is embracing the unique opportunity for community development that comes with managing one of the world’s biggest road networks.

Proponents shortlisted for $146m Metronet project

The state government has shortlisted two proponents to design and build the new Bayswater station, with early construction to commence later in the year.

Emeco shares slump despite 214% profit increase

Emeco Holdings tripled its profit for the 2019 financial year, but its shares dropped 9 per cent today after it flagged flat earnings in the first half of this fiscal year.

Monadelphous Kemerton contract, profit down

Engineering and construction contractor Monadelphous has announced a major contract with lithium producer Albemarle, on the same day the group expressed caution about its outlook following a decline in earnings last financial year.

MACA wins $91m in contracts

Mining and civil contractor MACA has announced a construct only contract with Main Roads WA to seal the Karratha to Tom price road.

Taskforce backs $4bn Kwinana port

The state government’s Westport taskforce has concluded that all container shipping should be moved out of Fremantle to a new land-backed port in Cockburn Sound, to be built at a cost of about $4 billion.

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