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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.

Car sales rise in WA

New vehicle sales in Western Australia registered a slight increase in March compared with the same month last year, while sales for the 12 months to March were up 5.3 per cent on the prior year, according to the latest data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

AHG chair resigns due to illness

Automotive Holdings Group has announced the resignation of recently appointed chairman Robert McEniry, who has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition.

Northern suburbs congestion ranked top issue

A rail line to Yanchep and freeway expansions in Perth's north are the two highest priority initiatives for Western Australia, according to Infrastructure Australia’s latest project update, which has indicated a third runway at Perth Airport will likely be needed before a new harbour development.

Perth Freight Link cost $140m+

More than $140 million was spent on the cancelled Perth Freight Link project, the state government has revealed.

Rideshare market heats up

Five ridesharing operators have launched in WA during the past year, each bringing something different to the table.

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