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Uber plans regional expansion

A new Perth headquarters and driver support hub have been established to support further growth for Uber as it targets regional centres such as Bunbury and Busselton.

Report calls into question airport monopoly

Perth Airport’s revenue per passenger has increased more than any other major airport in Australia over the past decade despite the average airfare declining more than 50 per cent, according to a new report out today.

Fleetcare wins new govt contract

Perth company Fleetcare will more than double the number of vehicles it provides to the state government after securing a new sole supplier contract, after previously sharing the work with ASX-listed SG Fleet Group.

Pilbara Ports moves on Lumsden Point facility

A long-mooted port development at Lumsden Point adjacent to existing operations at Port Hedland has taken a step forward with the Pilbara Ports Authority opening expressions of interest for potential investors in the project.

$160,000 fine after two deaths

A cartage company has been fined $160,000 after pleading guilty to causing the death of two construction workers in East Perth in 2015 after tilt-up panels fell off a truck.

Black & White Cabs sold for $8m

Melbourne-based P2P Transport has announced plans to acquire Black & White Cabs, which has operations in Western Australia, in a cash and scrip deal worth $8.1 million.

AHG slumps on trading update

Shares in Automotive Holdings Group slumped today after the company flagged challenging market conditions and a drop in retail margins due to regulatory changes.

Government investigates Qantas WA pilot school

The McGowan government says it will set up a taskforce to investigate establishing a pilot training academy in Western Australia, after Qantas today launched a formal request for proposals from state governments across the country.

York wins Port Hedland contract

York Civil has been awarded a contract by the Pilbara Ports Authority for upgrades at Port Hedland, estimated to be worth about $30 million.

Court imposes $20m freeze order on Roy Hill contractor

Spanish-owned contractor Duro Felguera Australia, which is involved in multiple legal disputes arising from its work on big resources projects, has been ordered to set aside $20 million because of concerns it would not be able to pay potential claims.

WA car sales rise in April

Western Australia’s automotive industry has continued its good run with strong a sales result in April, which was boosted by a big increase in SUV sales for the month, according to the latest data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

CEO interview with Nev Power

Former Fortescue Metals Group CEO Nev Power’s new career as a non-executive director has started with Perth Airport.

Board moves: AHG, Parkd, Panoramic

Local tech company Parkd has appointed Robert Freedman to its board, while former KPMG partner Andrea Hall has joined Automotive Holdings Group as a non-executive director and Panoramic Resources has announced the appointment of Nick Cernotta to its board.

Fremantle Ports terminals set for tender

The state government has announced Fremantle Ports will go to the market to lease the two container shipping terminals at North Quay.

WA car dealer owes $1m

Consumer Protection has revealed that 15 car owners are out of pocket nearly $1 million following the closure of West Perth car dealership Luxuride.

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.

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