Transport & Logistics

ACCIONA wins Bayswater station upgrade

Spanish engineering group ACCIONA has been named as preferred proponent for the construction works for the $253 million Bayswater train station upgrade, beating out a rival bid from a consortium comprising Georgiou Group and Lendlease.

Auto landlord backs rental move

Michelle Prater (nee Wheatley) brings a unique perspective to the natural tension between landlords and tenants in the current market - she is a director of the country's largest car dealer and one of their largest landlords.

Huawei dumped for rail radios

Late on Friday afternoon, the state government revealed a $205 million contract with Chinese telco Huawei and contractor UGL to replace radio systems in the rail network had been cancelled because of trade restrictions.

Virus-hit Qantas stands down 20,000 staff

Qantas is suspending all international flights, will delay its $201 million interim payout, and is standing down two-thirds of its 30,000-member workforce until the end of May in the face of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.

PM tightens overseas travel ban

Australia has upgraded its international travel advice to the highest level, with all citizens being told not to travel overseas because of coronavirus. It comes as Virgin Australia suspended all international travel for more than two months.

Qantas to cut 90% of international flights

Qantas will slash international flights by 90 per cent until the end of May in a fresh round of coronavirus-related cuts equivalent to grounding 150 aircraft.

Qantas repaying at least $7.1m to workers

Qantas is paying back $7.1 million to 640 marketing and administrative staff it underpaid for up to eight years, with some receiving a windfall of tens of thousands of dollars.

Virgin cuts flights, Flight Centre closes 100 stores

Virgin Australia has cut more flights, reduced executives' fees, and will seek relief from government charges as it joins rivals in attempting to soften the impact of the COVID-19 spread.

Saffioti questions Harvey’s claims on rail cars

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti has disputed claims made by opposition leader Liza Harvey at yesterday’s Business News Politics & Policy breakfast that manufacturing rail cars in Western Australia constituted an investment in a failed and unsustainable industry.

VEEM opens new gyro facility

Marine technology company VEEM has today launched a new gyrostabiliser and a facility with the capacity to produce more than $100 million worth of gyros a year to cater for an anticipated uptick in demand.

IA ranks 23 WA infrastructure priorities

National advisory body Infrastructure Australia has added regional roads upgrades in WA and Perth’s water security to its listing of high priority initiatives that need more attention, and notably has kept the proposed Morley Ellenbrook rail link near the bottom of its priority list.

Austal lifts profit by 72%

Austal’s Alabama shipyard has propelled the Henderson-headquartered shipbuilder to a record half-year earnings performance and a solid lift in net profit.

Firm Construction wins $47m Metronet project

Subiaco-based Firm Construction has secured a $47 million contract with the state government to build railcar assembly and high-voltage testing facilities at the Bellevue rail depot.

AECOM wins bridge contract

An unusual partnership between the Perth Children's Hospital Foundation and the state government has underpinned the planned construction of a pedestrian bridge in Nedlands for an estimated $6.3 milli

Freight network upgrades a complex priority

A more efficient freight network is a key priority for the state government, but upgrading the status quo requires a big spend and some complex solutions.

Cost, delay troubles for Metronet

The Metronet rail rollout could cost about $2 billion more than first estimated, as the state government gets shovels moving on projects amid delays.

Freo keen to realise port potential

A long-term vision to create a world-class destination at Victoria Quay is close to being unveiled.

Love, Hart and Shepherd to chair ports authorities

Former Boston Consulting Group managing partner Ross Love has been made chair of the Fremantle Ports Authority, with the Mid West and Southern Ports authorities also appointing new chairs earlier this month.

WA regional roads to get $17.5m in upgrades

Seven regional roads in Western Australia, including Great Eastern Highway and Indian Ocean Drive, will receive $17.5 million worth of upgrades this financial year in efforts to improve safety and prevent run-off crashes.

Perkins wins airport, lithium plant works

Perkins Builders has unveiled a pair of significant contract wins, with the Bunbury-headquartered construction group to deliver new aerobridges for Perth Airport's international terminal and non-process infrastructure for Albemarle Corporation’s $1 billion Kemerton lithium processing plant.

Georgiou begins Fremantle High St upgrade

Perth company Georgiou Group has started upgrade works on High Street in Fremantle, as part of a $118 million state and federal government project designed to improve safety and reduce congestion.