Mixed results for contracting groups

Contractors Georgiou Group, Ertech and Piacentini & Son have delivered a mixed bag of profit results in the 2018-19 financial year, with Ertech and Piacentini recording large improvements and Georgiou performing below expectations.

GR Engineering wins $24.5m contract

GR Engineering Services has signed a $24.5 million contract with Saracen Mineral Holdings to upgrade the processing plant at the Carosue Dam gold mine in Western Australia.

Westforce awarded $1.6m contract

Welshpool-based company Westforce Construction has been chosen to design and build two new car parks at Meltham and Ashfield train stations.

Veris appoints chief executive

Surveying firm Veris Australia has announced the appointment of Michael Shirley as its new chief executive, replacing Brian Elton who led the company in an interim role since October last year.

Plans for $32m car park in Mandurah

The state government is seeking tenders to design and build a $32 million multi-storey car park at Mandurah Train Station, with construction to commence early next year.

Indigenous contractor awarded $4.5m works

Pre-construction works for stage one of the Bussell Highway dual carriageway project have begun, with the $4.5 million tender awarded to a joint venture between indigenous-owned and operated DK Kaartdijin and civil contractor BCP Group.

Veris bounces back after cutting costs

Surveying services business Veris recorded a 27.8 per cent rise in underlying earnings for the September quarter, underpinned by a substantial cost cutting strategy, which has been welcomed by investors.

Work starts on $52m water project

The state government has announced the start of works on a $52 million upgrade to the wastewater treatment plant in Neerabup as part of the expansion of Perth’s groundwater replenishment scheme.

Hype dampened over $9bn Oakajee project

Minister for Ports and Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan says a multi-billion dollar Oakajee port and rail project is unnecessary and Sinosteel’s Midwest general manger said there were no guarantees the company would push ahead with the project.

Fed govt backs Alinta-FMG power station

The use of renewable energy in the mining sector is being given a boost, with the federal government and Alinta Energy jointly funding a $200 million solar facility that will help to power Fortescue Metals Group’s iron ore mines.

Pindan wins $90m Rio works

Pindan has been awarded a $90 million contract for the construction of an operations village for Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri iron ore project, with the announcement coming less than a week after Oxley Holdings acquired full ownership of the contractor.

Lendlease wins contract to fix Indian Ocean Drive

Lendlease and BMD Constructions have both secured road-widening contracts from Main Roads Western Australia worth more than $18 million combined.

Busselton underwater centre catches funding wave

Busselton is set to have an underwater observatory, after the federal government committed $13 million to the project as part of its Regional Growth Fund.

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.

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.

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.