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Local firms win $12m in contracts

Valmec has secured a $6 million contract with Newmont Mining, while BGC Australia and Devlyn Constructions have won Bunbury school construction works worth a combined $5.9 million.

Contracts totalling $50m for two local firms

AusGroup and Southern Cross Electrical Engineering have each announced several contract wins, each worth a combined figure of around $25 million.

ASG awarded $9m in contracts

The Department of Education has awarded two contracts worth $7.2 million and $1.9 million to Perth-based IT company ASG Group for the ongoing use of its Oracle technologies.

Work under way on $400m Karratha FIFO camp

Multiplex has commenced construction of the 604-bed Bay Village accommodation facility for Woodside Petroleum's fly-in, fly-out workers in Karratha.

Highway Constructions wins $28m contract

Bassendean-based Highway Constructions has secured a $27.6 million contract from Main Roads Western Australia as part of an upgrade of Onslow Road in the Pilbara.

Flinders disclosure concerns mount

Many minority shareholders of Flinders Mines have voiced discontent at the conduct of their board.

Automated rigger for Multiplex museum build

Multiplex has collaborated with local company TENSA Equipment to utilise an automated lifting device the construction giant believes could be a game changer for the industry.

New panel to assess major developments in WA

The inaugural State Design Review Panel has been appointed to oversee the design quality of major new development proposals in Western Australia.

State govt tackles planning loophole

The state government says it will fix a planning loophole that enabled small housing subdivisions in WA to be built without connection to telecommunications infrastructure.

Georgiou wins $24m Main Roads contract

Georgiou Group has been awarded a design and construction contract to upgrade a section of Karel Avenue to a dual carriageway to ease congestion around the Jandakot industrial area.

R.J. Vincent for $33m Subi demolition

Balcatta based R.J. Vincent and Co has been picked by the state government to demolish the grandstands at Subiaco Oval, with the playing surface to remain for community use.

Aurecon wins $8.5m Bellevue contract

Aurecon has been awarded $8.5 million of detailed design works by the Public Transport Authority of WA for the proposed Bellevue railcar deport, as part of the $165 million Midland line extension project.

WA govt $900m behind on infrastructure promises this year

The state government has fallen $1.7 billion behind its infrastructure spending commitments over the past two years, according to Western Australia’s civil construction industry’s peak body.

Brakes put on Parkd’s Mazda carpark

Parkd’s construction of a 190-bay relocatable car park for Mazda Bayswater has been parked for the foreseeable future, after the dealership said it would reassess the timing of the expansion.

Residential building approvals rise in WA

The number of dwellings approved in Western Australia have bucked the national trend and risen by 3.8 per cent in trend terms to reach its highest point since July, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest data.

Arbitrations in WA top 100

More than 100 unique arbitration proceedings were conducted in Western Australia during the 2017-18 financial year, the first-ever survey of the sector has found.

Zenith to raise $25m

Zenith Energy is seeking to raise $25 million via a share placement to fund equity requirements for ongoing construction of power generation and infrastructure projects.

Tempo board exodus continues as MD quits

Tempo Australia managing director Ian Lynass has resigned amid a major project cost blowout and the West-Perth company revealing it will likely move its headquarters to Sydney.

Decmil wins $79m contract at WA’s biggest wind farm

Decmil has been awarded a $79 million contract for balance of plant works at the $400 million Yandin wind farm.

Legal action against union’s Perth airport strike

The Australian Building & Construction Commission has commenced legal proceedings against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union and three of its officers, including WA state secretary Michael Buchan.

WA commits to new Fremantle traffic bridge

The state government is assessing the construction of an extra rail link over the Swan River, as part of a new Fremantle traffic bridge, after committing to the $230 million project.

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