CCI pitches GST reform to Productivity Commission

About 18,000 local businesses and key leaders have backed the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA's GST reform submissions, which were put forward to the Productivity Commission today.

Yancoal poised to win Rio coal battle

China's Yancoal looks to have sealed a deal for Rio Tinto's NSW coal operations after raising its offer price to $US2.69 billion ($A3.55 billion) to top a rival offer from global miner Glencore.

Fortescue to add more autonomous trucks

Fortescue Metals Group will deploy a further 112 autonomous trucks across its Pilbara hubs during the next three years as part of its ongoing innovation plans.

Govt agency invests in lithium mine

The federal government's Clean Energy Finance Corporation has emerged as a surprise backer of Pilbara Minerals' Pilgangoora lithium mine, and has outlined a broad range of projects that may attract future support.

Yagahong Alliance into positive territory

SPECIAL REPORT: A joint venture between a major contractor in the Mid West and a traditional owner group has been many years in the making.

Diverse opportunities for indigenous businesses

SPECIAL REPORT: Indigenous businesses across WA are pursuing opportunities across a range of areas from mining and agriculture, to hospitality.

BGC wins $700m contract in NSW

Osborne Park-based BGC Contracting has won a $700 million contract for work on Idemitsu Australia Resources' Boggabri coal mine in NSW.

BHP commences next big iron ore project

BHP has approved initial funding for its $3 billion-plus South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara, and the company's top Australian executive said he wanted to hear from local suppliers who could add value to the development.

Silver Lake sells Murchison assets to Westgold

Silver Lake Resources has announced the sale of its remaining interests in the Murchison region to Metals X spin-out Westgold Resources in a cash-and-shares deal worth $10 million.

Brierty signs facility deal with Bankwest

Brierty has signed a new facility and debt restructure agreement with Bankwest that is conditional on the company's rectification plan at Rio Tinto's Western Turner Syncline project being approved by the iron ore miner.

Pilbara Minerals board approves Pilgangoora

Pilbara Minerals will soon begin constructing its Pilgangoora lithium project after its board this morning gave the green light for the $214 million development.

SCEE wins $100m in new work

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has announced a number of contract wins worth a combined $100 million, with the majority of the work to be carried out by recently acquired, Sydney-based subsidiary Heyday.

Calidus debuts on ASX

Gold-focused Calidus Resources has begun trading on the ASX after raising $7.8 million from investors and completing a reverse takeover of biotech company Pharmanet Group.

Iluka flags impairment, mining restart

Perth-based Iluka Resources plans to put its Hamilton mineral separation plant in Victoria on care-and-maintenance status, resulting in a $150 million pre-tax impairment charge in its half-year accounts.

Alliance extends contract with Citic Pacific

Alliance Airlines has extended its provision of air charter services for Citic Pacific Mining in the Pilbara region, having signed a new five-year contract.  

Brierty confirms contract suspension

Brierty announced today that its $300 million mining contract at Rio Tinto's Western Turner Syncline project, which was undertaken in partnership with three indigenous contractors, has been suspended.

Atlas puts Corunna Downs plans on hold

Atlas Iron has put plans to develop its Corunna Downs iron ore project on ice, but will maintain production for FY18 by increasing output at its Mt Webber operation.

APA Group to power Gruyere

APA Group will construct a new $180 million gas pipeline and power station to provide energy to Gold Road Resources' Gruyere gold project near Laverton.

Tianqi to double Kwinana plant

China-based Tianqi Lithium has agreed to invest up to $317 million to double the output of its Kwinana lithium hydroxide processing plant.

Uranium projects avoid state ban

The state government has been condemned by conservation groups for allowing four uranium projects with existing approvals to be developed.