Perth Stadium chief executive Mike McKenna expects to attract a crowd of 50,000 for its first football game, featuring the AFLW Fremantle Dockers, he told a Business News Success & Leadership breakfast this morning.
The state government has set itself the target of increasing the number of women appointed to its boards, committees and advisory bodies to 50 per cent by 2019, though it has a long way to go before hitting gender equality at its major trading enterprises.
The state government is considering enforcing a floor price on takeaway booze to stop people getting drunk on cheap alcohol, but the opposition says it is a cost impost on households and red tape burden on businesses.
Four Perth hotels and hospitality businesses, including Fraser Suites and the State Buildings, have been named best in their field at the annual Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence.
Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder landed a $12.1 million pay packet in his final full year in charge of the Coles and Bunnings operator, while BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie also lifted his total income, but he remained a long way short of the Perth businessman.
The City of Karratha has strongly opposed Woodside Petroleum’s plans for a 700-bed fly-in, fly-out camp, but the final decision rests with Planning and Lands Minister Rita Saffioti, who is playing her cards close to her chest.
Six local resources companies have announced capital raisings of around $26 million for projects including in lithium and rare earths, with one of the businesses, Okapi Resources, planning to join the ASX bourse.