Government starts subbies pay review

The state government will review the security of payments for local subcontractors, while also establishing an industry advisory group, chaired by experienced barrister John Fiocco, to facilitate the review.

BCL Group halts operations

A local landscaping company has suspended trading and operations due to financial viability problems a fortnight after one of the state's biggest builders, Cooper & Oxley, went into administration.

RCR notches profit boost

Engineering contractor RCR Tomlinson has reported a big boost in profits for the half-year, propelled by a near doubling in revenue as the company increases its stake in the renewable energy sector.

GTE governance in sights for McGowan

Clamping down on the governance of state-owned enterprises such as Synergy is just one major promise the McGowan government has made in response to the Langoulant special inquiry into government projects in the Barnett era, released yesterday.

Badge wins $12.9m contract

Osborne Park-based Badge Constructions has been awarded a $12.9 million contract for work at Southern River Primary School.

MBA maintains, builds on roots

From skills shortages and new regulations to policy formation and industrial disputes, the Master Builders Association has played an important role in advocating for the state’s building and construction industry since 1898.

Iron ore drag on Aurizon performance

Iron ore revenue for rail operator Aurizon dropped 9 per cent in the first half of the financial year, although the business overall delivered a big increase in profit.

Decmil wins $37m work

Decmil Group has been awarded two contracts totalling $37 million for road construction work in Victoria, which includes $29 million worth of work for VicRoads

Kelvin Ryan heads east

Former BGC Residential chief executive Kelvin Ryan has been appointed as managing director at Melbourne-based building company Simonds Group.

CIMIC soars on dividend lift, new forecast

CIMIC Group's shares have soared after the construction giant raised its dividend by 13 cents on the back of a 21 per cent lift in full-year profit and forecast a rise in profit in the year ahead.

Bunbury committee chosen

The state government has announced the formation of a development committee to guide three key projects in Bunbury, with Bunbury Chamber of Commerce and Industries president David Kerr and The Apprentice and Traineeship Company chief executive Stan Liaros among those selected for the committee.

First step on Infrastructure WA plan

A new state government advisory body to improve analysis and transparency of major projects, Infrastructure WA, will begin work next year, according to Premier Mark McGowan, who launched a draft plan for its establishment today.

Wanneroo Road interchange proposals requested

Four contractors have been invited to submit proposals for the design and build of the $50 million Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive interchange, which is set to begin construction mid-year.

Three builders on NW panel

Three building companies with strong indigenous links have been appointed to a panel that will handle at least $25 million of state government housing work in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions.

Pindan secures $23m contract

Belmont-based Pindan has been awarded a $23.4 million contract at Cape Naturaliste College, south of Busselton, while FIRM Constructions has won a $2.5 million government contract.

Labor banking on stadium success

Mark McGowan will hope to bask in the warm afterglow of ongoing public approval of the new stadium at Burswood.

Valmec locks in $7m of contracts

Engineering and construction group Valmec has secured new contracts in the gas and infrastructure sectors worth $7 million, including work for APA Group at its Yamarna gas pipeline facility.

Perth Airport wins contractor dispute

Construction company Built Environs has failed in its attempt to claw back $14.5 million of performance bonds used by Perth Airport to cover liquidated damages associated with development of the new terminal buildings in 2015.

SCEE, Tempo lock in $26m of contracts

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has been awarded a $20 million contract for work on the central section of the Northlink WA roads project, while Perth-based Tempo Australia has secured a series of contracts totalling more than $6 million.

EC&M secures $130m of contracts

Local contractor EC&M has announced it has been awarded a series of contracts with a combined value of approximately $130 million, including a joint venture project in New South Wales with West Perth-based CPC Engineering.

Universal wins $13.8m contract

Osborne Park-based Universal Constructions has been awarded a $13.8 million contract by the state government for work at a new primary school in Perth’s northern suburbs.