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Clough, Kinhill in $120m deal

THE design and upgrading of the Woodman Point wastewater plant will be undertaken by an alliance of Clough Engineering, the Kinhill Group and the Water Corporation.

Villages for the valley

RURAL villages are on the drawing board for the Swan Valley. GHD Consultants has been employed by the Ministry of Planning to prepare structure plans for villages at Caversham, Middle Swan and Herne Hill.

Sunshine for Aurora

In spite of adverse El Nino climatic conditions affecting its Mt Muro mining operations in Indonesia, Aurora Gold Limited reported a net profit $14.5 million from silver and gold sales for the fiscal year ended December 31.

Locals doing well: BNP

IN 1998 the Asian crisis ensured companies in Australia selling goods or services to Asia and with markets in Asia suffered the brunt of the gyrations therein.

ACCC tackles price

THE Australian Consumer and Competition Commission has been given the job of monitoring prices when a GST becomes law.

Home approvals are up in country and city

RESIDENTIAL approvals have risen both in country and metropolitan areas in WA. In the Perth metropolitan area, the WA Ministry for Planning reports final approval was given to 404 residential lots in January.

Homeswest restructuring program rolls on

THE New Living program by Homeswest continues to gather momentum with more residential property being placed on the market.

Wine land value soars

THE wine regions in the south-west of WA are flourishing, with increased expansion and soaring land values.

Dealers bomb in survey

LICENSED securities dealers, investment advisers and insurance brokers have responded poorly to a Y2K readiness survey by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Q finds new target

Over the past three years, Q Multimedium has grown from a small operation to an international phenomenon. If its speed of growth and plans for the future are anything to go by, there may not be room in the current business lexicon to describe exactly what

Optum gets Equity

WA-based public company Energy Equity Corporation Limited has recently signed a contract to outsource all IT requirements throughout Australia and Asia to local company Optum Group Pty Ltd.

Should charity have more balls?

In garages all around Australia, in car boots, in boxes, lofts and under houses, there are balls by the millions.White balls, yellow balls, fluffy balls, bald balls, big balls and small balls. All unused balls.

Freo shortchanging itself

WITH an eye on the almighty dollar, Queensland’s Gold Coast introduced sexy, bikini-clad meter maids to attract and keep money-laden shoppers by pumping coins into expired parking meters.

Sticky wicket

We watched man walk on the moon, the iron curtain lower, missiles rain on Iran and Balkan refugees flee. All in our loungerooms.

Oil flows in the top end

The Northern Territory is fast becoming the ideal location for companies wanting to invest their expertise in servicing the growing oil and gas market.

Tenix opens new Darwin office

TENIX Defence Systems recently opened a regional office in Darwin to supply electronic communication systems to the region’s oil and gas, resource and defence industries.

Resources under spotlight

MINING, oil and gas are important business areas to be highlighted at this year’s NT Expo.

Short stay NT holidays

NORTHERN Territory Tourist Commission WA manager Mike Flood says there are countless tourist attractions in and around Darwin for the short-stay corporate holiday.

SEAAOC to focus on oil and gas issues for region

#WITH a 28 per cent success rate in the exploration of the Timor Sea region, there is currently a strong industry focus on offshore and onshore oil and gas development.

Servicing markets in the top end

RECOGNISING the need for a Darwin-based multifaceted oil and gas service organisation, Upstream Petroleum have situated themselves as the first and only oil and gas consultancy currently in the Northern Territory.

New plan for Perth

PERTH city is close to getting a new town planner and a new town plan. The Perth City Council began advertising for a town planner in March and councillors expect to be perusing responses soon.

Australian economy is coming up roses

THE short-term future looks rosy for Australia’s economy says BIS Shrapnel chief economist Frank Gelber. Dr Gelber told a recent Economic Outlook briefing that Australia faced heady times for the next two years.

Bridges built by people, not computers

It’s about ‘More Than Words’. Having spent the past two days with colleagues committed to understanding and practising this concept, let me share with you the views of some of the world’s best communicators.

ANI employs robotic helper

WA IS gaining national and overseas recognition as a leader in welding by using robotic technology to complete multi-million dollar contracts.

Council rings in tower changes

COUNCIL has paved the way for Richard Court’s bell tower plan for Barrack Square, should it be approved by Cabinet.Council approved plans for a reworking of the Riverside Drive and Barrack Street intersection.

Traders' hopes on rocks

A DECISION to bring Perth’s controversial street markets a step closer has been deferred by the Perth City Council.At its March 23 meeting council was to change its Street Trading Local Law Number 15 to allow the street markets to progress.

Parking a priority for tenants

TRADERS and owners in the Carlton Shopping Centre in East Perth will soon be getting some parking relief.Council is taking steps to stop commuters using the shopping centre’s short-term parking bays for all day parking.

Lions ok in city

CIRCUSES raising their tents in the CBD will be allowed to bring their animals.The Lennon Bros Circus applied to use the Ozone Reserve to mount its big top and council staff recommended approval providing the circus did not have any exotic animals.

Rubbish land to be developed

PLANNER Whelans has been appointed to supply planning consultancy services for Tamala Park in Mindarie.