Georgiou Group and NRW Contracting are among three consortia shortlisted to widen Mitchell Freeway for southbound road users, with the $76 million project jointly funded by the state and federal governments.
The widening of parts of Bussell Higway will proceed this year after the project secured funding from the federal and state governments, which also announced new funding agreements and contracts for regional roads and Metronet projects over the weekend.
The state government has outlined details for removing six level crossings between Victoria Park and Beckenham, as part of a multi-million dollar project to improve safety and ease traffic congestion along the Armadale Line.
A consortium including Georgiou Group has been selected as preferred proponent for the Tonkin Highway Gap project, while the state government has also promoted a number of initiatives to support construction jobs.
Passenger numbers at Perth Airport have fallen more than 1 million since April last year, with the airport also raising concern about its financial position after being left with outstanding payments from its two largest airlines.
The state government’s $2 billion Morley-Ellenbrook rail project has been given the go-ahead from Infrastructure Australia, though the national body questioned some of the benefits and found they would just outweigh the costs.
Austal has won a $324 million contract to design and construct six evolved Cape-class patrol boats for the Royal Australian Navy, while also announcing it was not successful in the bid for a contract with the US Navy.
Agricultural exporters from Western Australia, including beef and pork producers, have received further assistance, with the state government joining the federal government in subsidising international flights to carry their goods.
The resources sector has enthusiastically embraced a new government-backed app designed to facilitate travel across Western Australia but the freight sector has been lukewarm in its response, despite being touted as a major beneficiary.