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$670m waste-to-energy project to proceed

Construction of Australia’s first large-scale waste-to-energy facility will start this month in Kwinana after investment groups Macquarie Capital and DIF bought the Phoenix Energy project. Once completed at a cost of $668 million, the Kwinana facility will transform waste treatment in Perth.

Govt unveils marina, dust plans for Port Hedland

The state government is planning to restrict new residential developments in the west end of Port Hedland while also implementing a new regulatory framework for air quality in the town, which is located adjacent to large iron ore stockpiles.

Global links provide opportunity for Perth

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australia is a place best known for what it does below ground level, but entrepreneur Chris Hill believes we should look to the stars for the state’s next big opportunity.

Small Perth players streak ahead of NBN

SPECIAL REPORT: A group of companies offering a faster alternative fixed-wireless internet service has dialled into a niche market.

Omega Construction on the brink

BGC Contracting and Laing O’Rourke have terminated their contract with Omega Construction on the Northlink road project after the sub-contractor disclosed it had major financial problems.

Neil Hamilton to chair BGC Australia

BGC Australia has appointed three high profile independent non-executive directors to help advise the family-owned business empire as it enters a global sale process.

Bocol wins Kalbarri contract

Specialist civil engineering company Bocol Constructions has been awarded a state government contract to build two 100-metre-high skywalks in Kalbarri national park.

Wood & Grieve acquired by Stantec

Wood & Grieve Engineers is set to be acquired by international company Stantec, nearly 60 years after the Perth-based company was established.

Cape wins Metronet contract

CFC Group subsidiary Cape has secured a power infrastructure contract with Western Power as part of the state government’s Metronet project.

From Ken Court to Li Ping, Oakajee saga ongoing

Plans announced last month by a private Chinese group to revive the multi-billion dollar Oakajee port project add a new twist to a 45-year saga.

Decmil wins $277m EPC solar contract

Decmil Group has finalised a $277 million contract with Chinese group Maoneng to build a 255-megawatt solar farm in NSW, eight months after signing a memorandum of understanding for the project.

Georgiou wins $67m highway project

The Queensland government has awarded Perth-based Georgiou Group the Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access Corridor stage four project, in joint venture with local construction company Koppens Developments.

Monadelphous chosen for $450m panel

Monadelphous is one of three contractors to have been appointed to a panel for $450 million of water projects in regional NSW, and has secured its first contract under the program.

Perkins begins $24m prison upgrade

Perkins Builders has been awarded an early works contract as part of the state government’s $23.7 million upgrade to the Bunbry Regional Prison.

Civmec erects first steel at Henderson

Civmec has erected the first steel for its new $80 million assembly hall in Henderson today, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison in attendance for the event.

Pindan wins $6.4m contract

Belmont-based Pindan has been awarded a $6.4 million state government contract to complete upgrades at Collie Senior High School.

BMD JV wins $47m freeway contract

An engineering alliance comprising BMD Constructions, CIMIC Group's Ventia and Arup has secured a $47 million contract for the ‘smart freeways’ project on the Kwinana Freeway.

Grounded in $15m Iluka project

West Perth-based Grounded Construction Group is nearing completion of a $15 million project to install two mining villages for Iluka Resources’ Cataby mineral sands project north of Perth.

Adanteering wins $2.5m Bunbury contract

West Perth-based Advanteering - Civil Engineers has been awarded a $2.5 million contract as part of the state government’s upgrade of the Jetty Road causeway in Bunbury.

All Earth Group into administration

Maddington-based civil contractor All Earth Group, which held contracts on two state government projects, has gone into voluntary administration.

Transport, agriculture lead death count

With higher fines, longer prison sentences and possibly industrial manslaughter laws coming to WA, Business News has analysed trends in workplace fatalities.

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