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AHG buys Melbourne dealerships

Logistics and car retailer Automotive Holdings Group has acquired two dealerships in Victoria for $8.5 million plus stock and assets, in the same precinct where it is building a new Jaguar and Land Rover dealership.

Taxi tax could be admin headache

A taxi levy to buy back plates could be a major administrative headache for the sector and punish more efficient players, according to Ingogo chief executive Hamish Petrie.

Aurizon recruits another WA manager

Rail freight operator Aurizon has brought in former Woodside Petroleum senior manager Tina Thomas as executive vice-president of human resources, as the company undertakes a new organisational structure.

Austal more than just a blip on US defence-spend radar

ANALYSIS: It seems like a case of right place, right time for shipbuilder Austal, although it has been a success many years in the making.

WA regional travel down

Air travel from Perth to Broome and Perth to Karratha fell dramatically in January compared to the same month in 2016, according to the latest data by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics.

Austal wins $48m in more US navy work

Henderson-based shipbuilder Austal says a modification to a previously awarded contract for littoral combat ships with the US Department of Defense is worth about $US36.6 million ($A47.8 million).

Hampton wins work at Empire gold mine

Kalgoorlie-based mining contractor Hampton Transport Services has won a contract for haulage work at Empire Resources’ Penny’s Find gold mine for an undisclosed sum.

Left turn at red light trial

Drivers will be able to turn left on red lights at 10 intersections across Perth under a trial announced by Liberal Transport Minister Bill Marmion if the party is re-elected next Saturday.

MMA to sell supply bases as loss widens

Marine services company MMA Offshore will sell its Dampier and Broome supply bases to Toll Group for about $53 million to pay off debt, as the company revealed a $323.7 million half-year loss on the back of a large impairment charge.

Smaller players seek to reduce freight barriers

SPECIAL REPORT: Contractors face hurdles as they bid for work with major companies, and suggest a more open approach might bring benefits.

Tunnel costs lower than first forecast

The state government's estimate for the cost of a tunnel to complete Roe 9 has fallen dramatically since the option was first floated in 2014, according to documents obtained under freedom of information by Labor.

Senate orders Roe 8 inquiry

UPDATE: A snap inquiry into alleged breaches of environmental conditions at the Roe Highway extension project will be held next week, after a motion introduced to Parliament by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam was today backed by the Senate.

Roe 8 documents handed over

Previously secret documents regarding the planning of the Perth Freight Link were yesterday released by Main Roads after a recent order by the Information Commissioner, according to Labor North Metropolitan region candidate Alannah MacTiernan.

Details still to come on Metronet value capture

Shadow treasurer Ben Wyatt said he had no intention of raising taxes after the state election, while leaving wriggle room to do so, and declined to provide further details about how Labor’s value capture proposal to partially pay for the Metronet rail package might affect residents living in proximity to stations.

Rough start for new car sales

New car sales in Western Australia have started the year on a sour note, with sales down more than 10 per cent in the first month of 2017.

Costings debate for $3bn Metronet pledge

The planned first stage of Labor's Metronet package with railway lines to Ellenbrook, Yanchep and Byford, and an additional line linking Cockburn and Thornlie, will have a price tag of $3 billion, according to costings announced today.

Tigerair permanently ends all Aust-Bali flights

Tigerair Australia has permanently and immediately ended all flights between Australia and Bali, after failing to receive approvals from the Indonesian government.

$520m rail commitment welcomed

The Royal Automobile Club of WA and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA have both welcomed an election pledge by Premier Colin Barnett to spend $520 million upgrading a freight rail line between Thornlie and Cockburn to enable passenger service.

Exports up in Pilbara

December throughput was higher at the state’s major north-west ports, with the Pilbara Ports Authority reporting nearly 60.5 million tonnes of cargo passing over its docks in the month, up 12 per cent on the same time in 2015.

Feds firm on Roe 8 funds

The federal government will be sticking to its guns on the Roe 8 project, Urban Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher affirmed today, saying the $1.2 billion committed by the Commonwealth to the project would not be reallocated.

Watco buys WA freight business

US-based transport group Watco Companies is seeking further acquisitions and growth opportunities in Western Australia, after buying a majority shareholding in Intermodal Group and winning a contract

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