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Gascoyne region is ripe for commercial development, investing

WITH wide open spaces and unique natural marine and terrestrial attractions, the Gascoyne region holds huge potential for continued commercial development.

Tourism boom is likely to continue

TOURISM is by far the Gascoyne’s fastest growing sector, offering great investment opportunities. In 1996 more than 217,000 tourists visited the region, generating $57.6 million in revenue.

Vance power destroys

CYCLONE Vance’s multi-million dollar rampage through the Gascoyne sparked a massive repair operation by Western Power.

Goldfields mineral production nets $2b

MINERAL production in the Goldfields is valued at more than $2 billion per year, including more than half of WA’s gold output.

Gravity datasets released

A SERIES of six gravity datasets, which covers areas containing some of the oldest rocks in Australia, has been released by Mines Minister Norman Moore.

World-class sports complex opens

THE Goldfields now has another world-class sport and recreational facility.

Esperance upgrades airport, leisure centre

The Shire of Esperance has launched initiatives to upgrade the airport and recreational centre. The shire called for expressions of interest from building companies and contractors to undertake further extensions at the airport terminal.

Sandalford's cup overfloweth

“Come, fill the cup, and in the fire of spring,the winter garment of repentance fling.”Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

Moora recovers from flood disaster

On Wednesday March 24, the small rural town of Moora was declared a disaster area. Business, contracting and farming was at a standstill.

Kimberley region is hot property

WA’S Kimberley region is experiencing strong economic and population growth and has a range of exciting investment and lifestyle opportunities.

Resources drive Pilbara development

SITUATED in the vast North West of WA, the Pilbara region extends over 500,000 square kilometres from the Indian Ocean into Australia’s centre.

$50m port upgrade

THE Geraldton Port Authority will embarked on a $50 million strategic plan to upgrade facilities and deepen the harbour to accommodate larger vessels.

Mid West makes its variety pay

THE Mid West region is truly a big slice of WA. Covering 470,000 square hectares, from the coast into the farming wheatbelt, through the pastoral hinterland to the mining centres in the east, it comprises almost one fifth of the state.

Fisher undergoes $10m upgrade

During the past four years, Nor-West Seafoods Pty Limited has undergone some $10 million worth of expansion to its fishing fleet and base in Carnarvon.

Development worth $250m underway

Development projects worth more than $250 million are underway in the Mid West.

Geraldton opts for inner city life

GERALDTON’S Batavia Coast Marina is likely to become a regional version of the East Perth and Subiaco redevelopment authority areas.

Asia proximity boosts trade

CLOSE proximity to South East Asia markets and existing trade routes, combined with minerals processing potential, provides the Pilbara with enormous opportunities for enhanced development and increased trade.

Mermaid floats to build new home

MARINE and supply base operator Mermaid Marine Group is about to list on the bourse to raise $6.5 million to upgrade and expand its facilities at King Bay on Dampier’s Burrup Peninsula.

Margins no reason to brake

IN SPITE of tightening margins, Robe River Iron Associates continues to maintain its current high rate of output from its iron ore operations in the Pilbara.

Iron ore developments surge

A SURGE of new iron ore mine development has occurred across the Pilbara region, both to meet an increasing demand by the world integrated steel makers and replace depleting resources.

Sunny Pilbara helps salt

THE resource-rich Pilbara district of WA offers great investment opportunities, with its ideal location and great sunny weather.

Corrosion now no challenge

Dampier Salt, Australia’s largest manufacturer and exporter of salt, recently completed a $3 million project to prevent corrosion for the next 25 years of a tunnel and conveyor system at Mistaken Island, near Dampier.

$575m power station for Collie

THE biggest energy project to be undertaken in the south-west of the state, the new $575 million Collie Power Station, has been completed on budget.

Underground gas project races time

CONSTRUCTION of a $125 million underground gas pipeline running for 58 kilometres from Wagerup to Worsley is chasing the weather.

Logging supported

SOUTH West communities strongly opposing anti-logging moves, have launched a fight-back campaign to secure their future in the forestry industry.

Energy needs must be evaluated

AUSTRALIA is at a crossroad in terms of effectively and efficiently using its energy resources, says Epic Energy CEO Jay Holm.

Region's gateway proves profitable

THE sprawling facilities of the Bunbury port have been recognised as the gateway to the South West region of WA.

Awards hint at new industries

A REMARKABLE string of awards won by businesses in the South West is providing an insight into the way commerce and service sectors could develop in the future.

New solutions hit town

NEW electronic business solutions launched recently in Bunbury will sharpen the competitive edge for small-to-medium businesses supplying goods and services to the WA Government.