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Perth Airport gains top ranking

Perth Airport has received the highest rating of Australia’s four biggest airports and registered a spike in profits during the past financial year, according to a report from the consumer watchdog.

From Heytesbury to BGC to Hancock

Business News has been tracking WA’s largest private companies for more than 20 years and found most have experienced big changes over that time.

$160m in federal funding for Outback Way

The federal government has today pledged $160 million to seal a 300-kilometre stretch of the Outback Way, which links Western Australia’s Goldfields to central Queensland.

Hopkins in $508m panel beating buyout

Perth-based Andrew Hopkins has led a $508 million buyout of national panel beating business AMA Group, with the deal backed by private equity giant Blackstone.

Labor pledges $241m for Byford line

Opposition leader Bill Shorten today pledged $241 million to extend the Armadale suburban rail line to Byford, bringing federal Labor’s infrastructure commitments in the state to $1.2 billion.

Haulage hits red tape roadblock

A new regulatory system for heavy haulage movements on the east coast is costing the Western Australian economy millions, according to local trucking players, who are warning that the introduction of a similar model here would cause major problems.

Car sales rise in WA

New vehicle sales in Western Australia registered a slight increase in March compared with the same month last year, while sales for the 12 months to March were up 5.3 per cent on the prior year, according to the latest data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

AHG chair resigns due to illness

Automotive Holdings Group has announced the resignation of recently appointed chairman Robert McEniry, who has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition.

Northern suburbs congestion ranked top issue

A rail line to Yanchep and freeway expansions in Perth's north are the two highest priority initiatives for Western Australia, according to Infrastructure Australia’s latest project update, which has indicated a third runway at Perth Airport will likely be needed before a new harbour development.

Perth Freight Link cost $140m+

More than $140 million was spent on the cancelled Perth Freight Link project, the state government has revealed.

Rideshare market heats up

Five ridesharing operators have launched in WA during the past year, each bringing something different to the table.

Corrigan’s docks win a bonus for business

Next month will mark 20 years since stevedoring business Patrick dismissed its workforce at the apex of what became one of the most significant, and contentious, industrial relations battles in a generation.

Navitas names new CFO

Automotive Holdings Group chief financial officer Philip Mirams has signed on with education provider Navitas in the same role and will begin work in June.

WBHO wins $41m road contract

WBHO Infrastructure has been awarded a $41 million contract to upgrade the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Kimberley region.

GHD secures Marmion Ave contract

Engineering firm GHD has secured a contract with the City of Wanneroo to design a second carriageway at the northern end of Marmion Avenue.

$118m High Street upgrade plans released

The state government is planning to build a large roundabout and reconfigure High Street east of Fremantle in an area that continues to face heavy congestion after the scrapping of the Roe 8 project last year.

Power appointed Perth Airport chair

Former Fortescue Metals Group chief executive and well-known aviation enthusiast and commercial pilot, Nev Power, has been appointed as chairman of Perth Airport.

Board moves: FMG, AHG, Capricorn

Automotive Holdings Group has selected current director Rob McEniry to replace outgoing chairman David Griffiths, while England-based Sebstian Coe will become a non-executive director at Fortescue Metals Group.

Divirgilio steps down at DVG

Japanese company IDOM will take over the day-to-day operations of DVG Automotive Group after chief executive Lou Divirgilio stepped back to focus on his role as chairman.

AHG upbeat on WA car market

Perth-based Automotive Holdings Group has flagged a slight reduction in profit for the half year, but the company said it had noticed increased confidence in the Western Australian car market.

Southern Ports Authority to be retained

A review of the Southern Ports Authority released today has shone a mostly positive light on the three-way merger, with only minor concerns related to the implementation flagged in the report.

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