Transport & Logistics

Cape wins Metronet contract

CFC Group subsidiary Cape has secured a power infrastructure contract with Western Power as part of the state government’s Metronet project.

Busselton still in mix for Qantas academy

The state government remains hopeful Busselton can become the second site for a Qantas pilot academy, pledging up to $1.7 million and formally committing to a new $13 million terminal if the South West town is chosen.

Airport precinct a major player

Jobs growth at Perth Airport was three times that of the CBD between 2011 and 2016 as property development in the area expands.

Transport, agriculture lead death count

With higher fines, longer prison sentences and possibly industrial manslaughter laws coming to WA, Business News has analysed trends in workplace fatalities.

Small Metronet slice for local contractors

Early works for the Yanchep rail extension and Thornlie to Cockburn link will be contracted separately, as the state government attempts to give opportunities for smaller players after combining the main portions of the two projects into one package.

Hybrid car sales on the rise

Western Australia’s car industry has recorded its third straight month of decline for new vehicle sales, according to the latest data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, but electric and hybrid passenger cars, and small-sized SUVs have bucked the trend.

RAC announces new CEO

The Royal Automobile Club of WA today announced that current group chief executive Terry Agnew will step down in March 2019 after 20 years in the role.

AHG profit drops to $74.8m

Automotive Holdings Group has reported a decline in operating profit for the 2018 financial year, citing weakening demand in Western Australia despite positive economic indicators.

Deloitte, Aecom win key Westport work

The state government has contracted Deloitte and AECOM to undertake studies on shipping volumes and traffic flows that will be pivotal to its Westport outer harbour project.

Eden jumps on US contract

The share price of Perth-based Eden Innovations jumped as much as 28.6 per cent this morning after the company announced the largest single contract for its EdenCrete concrete additive.

Hunt appointed to chair Bis

Resources logistics company Bis has appointed former Broadspectrum chief executive Graeme Hunt as its new chairman to replace the retiring Charles Lenegan, while non-executive director John Beevers is also retiring.

Aurizon earnings dented by iron ore haulage

The loss of iron ore haulage contracts with Cliffs Natural Resources and Mount Gibson Iron is expected to dent rail operator Aurizon’s earnings by about $50 million in the 2019 financial year.

York Civil into administration

South Australia-based York Civil, which is finalising construction of the Matagarup Bridge and recently won a $30 million contract at Port Hedland, has been placed into voluntary administration.

CPB wins Wanneroo Rd upgrade

CPB Contractors has added to its portfolio of Main Roads projects after being selected as preferred contractor for a $50 million upgrade of the Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive intersection.

Wellard names interim executive as Troncone, Braithwaite depart

Livestock exporter Wellard has appointed current chairman John Klepec as interim executive chairman, after executive director of operations Fred Troncone resigned.

Deloitte wins Ellenbrook contract

Deloitte has won a state government contract to prepare a business case for the Morley to Ellenbrook rail line, to be undertaken in parallel with another study looking at route options.

WA car sales down in July

Western Australia’s car industry has registered its second straight month of decline for new vehicle sales, according to the latest data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

Pindan wins $8m bus depot contract

Belmont-based Pindan has secured a $7.8 million state government contract to design and build a new bus depot in Mount Claremont.

Thrifty in $20m Kalgoorlie expansion

Car rental and mechanical service company Thrifty WA has begun a $20 million expansion of its operations in the Goldfields, a new branch at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport.

Centurion wins $75m Qld contract

Trucking business Centurion has been awarded a $75 million contract by global miner Anglo American to deliver general freight services at its Bowen Basin operations in central Queensland.

Centurion gears up acquisitions with Triton

Hazelmere-based trucking business Centurion had made its second major acquisition in two months, buying Welshpool-based heavy haulers Triton Transport Services.