New population data out today from the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirms the vast majority of Perth’s population growth can be attributed to the outer suburbs, while the city’s population increased 1 per cent in the last financial year.
The WA School of Mines should include new disciplines and postgraduate degrees to insulate it from the cyclical resources economy, and help it become a global leader in its field, according to three former students who are now industry leaders.
A solar power company founded by former Western Power manager Neil Danby and olympic basketballer Andrew Vlahov has picked up its first contract, winning $7 million of work for Image Resources’ Boonanarring mineral sands project.
The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) has undergone a second round of developments, making the pioneering, Western-Australian based telescope 10 times more powerful in its effort to examine the origins of the universe.
A private syndicate of local investors led by Australian Development Capital has contracted to acquire a state government site in East Perth where it plans to develop a town centre with residential, retail, office accommodation and community space.
SPECIAL REPORT: Confidence is growing among WA's construction companies, with Business News research identifying at least $4 billion worth of major private and public projects starting to take shape and more investment planned. Click through for our list of key building projects under way.
Perth-based GR Engineering Services has been selected as preferred tenderer for a $93.1 million contract to design and build a processing plant for Capricorn Metals’ Karlawinda gold project near Newman.
Perth-based data management company Tape Ark has completed a world first for the oil and gas exploration industry by demonstrating real-time seismic data acquisition using cloud storage rather than traditional tapes.