SCEE wins more work

Perth-based contractor Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has won $25 million in contracts for work on Rio Tinto’s Amrun bauxite project in Queensland, bringing to about $150 million the value of contracts earned this month.

South West water assets to remain with Water Corp

Water Corporation will no longer hand over Dunsborough water and Busselton drainage assets to Busselton Water after the state government deemed the proposal too costly and without benefit.

Perth Stadium to open in March

The state government has confirmed that Perth Stadium will not be ready to host the Ashes cricket Test in December this year, saying the first confirmed event was an Ed Sheeran concert on March 3 2018.

New work for Roe 8 contractors

The state government has awarded three new roads projects to the contractors that had been working on the Roe 8 development, while also confirming the net cost of abandoning the latter project will be about $45 million.

Lumsden welcomes ‘50-year’ transport package

Western Australian Planning Commission chairman Eric Lumsden says the newly endorsed $2.3 billion road and rail package for the metropolitan area will address Perth’s public transport needs for the next 25 to 50 years.

International players hit investment heights in Perth property

Perth's upcoming development pipeline has a distinctly international flavour.

Metronet the missing link for urban infill

WA’s property sector is keenly awaiting the new state government’s public transport works program. 

Perth office for German shipbuilder

Family-owned German shipbuilder Lürssen will be setting up shop in the Australian Marine Complex through a partnership with Civmec and government-owned ASC.

More than single lead source at PCH: Gow

UPDATED: Building commissioner Peter Gow has issued a clarifying statement today (Tuesday), essentially confirming the state government's view that lead leaching directly from brass fittings remains the only significant source of lead at Perth Children’s Hospital.

CKI’s $7.5bn Duet bid approved

A Chinese consortium is set to take control of the Dampier to Bunbury gas pipeline and several power stations across WA after regulators and shareholders today approved the $7.5 billion takeover of listed company DUET Group.

Govt takes control of Perth Children's Hospital

The state government has taken control of the trouble-plagued Perth Children’s Hospital to solve what it believes is the cause of the ongoing lead contamination problem.

Western Areas' mill expansion plans back on

Western Areas has reignited plans to upgrade its Cosmic Boy concentrator in the light of interest in nickel in the electric vehicle battery market, with GR Engineering Services to carry out the work.

Roe 8 jobs to be redirected to new projects

Premier Mark McGowan has officially marked the beginning of the reversal process for the $440 million Roe 8 highway extension project, with a renegotiation process between Main Roads and the project’s proponents set to begin.

Audit finds minor non-compliance at Roe 8

An environmental audit on the cancelled Roe 8 highway extension project has found just one minor area of non-compliance in the implementation of management plans by the project’s proponents.

Dowling, Boyle join Fleetwood

S2 Resources chairman Jeff Dowling and Clayton Utz partner Stephen Boyle have been named incoming directors of Fleetwood Corporation, while Michael Hardy has retired from board.

Port planning transfer could cut costs

Trans-shipment has been floated as a solution to capacity constraints at bulk export ports in the state’s north.

Left turn at red light trial

Drivers will be able to turn left on red lights at 10 intersections across Perth under a trial announced by Liberal Transport Minister Bill Marmion if the party is re-elected next Saturday.

Kwinana plan a land bonanza

Could the state government solve the political headache created by the freight congestion at Fremantle, set up the state’s future as significant trading hub, and make a big profit on privatisation all at the same time? One local infrastructure expert certainly thinks so.

Brierty well down despite profit

Shares in mining and civil contractor Brierty have tumbled 23 per cent today despite the company announcing a $3.8 million net profit for the six months to December, which the company said was above guidance.

Terminations a trend to take note of

There’s been a big rise in the exercise of contract termination for convenience clauses in the past four years, according to Jackson McDonald lead partner of projects, infrastructure and construction Basil Georgiou.

Kennards buys Belmont business

National hire equipment supplier Kennards Hire has acquired a Belmont-based company that offers similar services for an undisclosed sum.