Newsletter

Karrinyup shopping works to start in October
05 May, 2017
Perth’s shopping centre boom is gathering pace, with the first construction workers due to mobilise in October for the start of the $500 million Karrinyup mall expansion.
Luerssen homes in on Henderson
05 May, 2017
Short-listed Offshore Patrol Vessel bidder Luerssen aims to establish a regional shipbuilding hub in WA after announcing its Australian office will in the Australian Marine Complex at Henderson.
RCR targets defence facilities
05 May, 2017
RCR Tomlinson has identified defence, including a facilities management opportunity with BAE Systems, as one of its key diversification priorities.
Pyne hopes for early OPV call
05 May, 2017
Federal Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has flagged the possibility of an early call on who will design and build the nation’s new fleet of 12 offshore patrol vessels.
Mount Gibson to rebuild Koolan Island
05 May, 2017
Work on rebuilding the flooded Koolan Island mine in the Kimberley will begin next month after Mount Gibson Iron approved the $97 million project.
Five companies vie for PTA digital upgrade
05 May, 2017
Five companies are vying for a $120 million contract to upgrade radio communications for Perth’s urban rail system.
Forgacs set to ride naval shipbuilding wave
05 May, 2017
Construction of Civmec’s $80 million Forgacs Marine and Defence facility started at Henderson last week – the latest boost for WA’s growing defence industry.
Aubin Grove up and running
05 May, 2017
The WA Government has opened the new Aubin Grove train station on the Mandurah Line after what it described as an engineering “feat” by local construction contractor Georgiou.
CPB gets new role at Lord Street
05 May, 2017
The State Government has scrapped a planned bus corridor to Ellenbrook, in Perth’s north-eastern suburbs, replacing it with a $57 million dual-carriageway road project to ease traffic congestion.
BHP seeks contractors for $2Bn South Flank project
21 April, 2017
BHP Billiton has reached out to contractors capable of building its South Flank iron ore project after indicating that major works for the $2-billion-plus venture could begin early next year.
Penske wins ADF diesel’ support role
21 April, 2017
Penske Power Systems has won a $78 million contract to deliver supply support and maintenance services for the Australian Defence Force’s diesel engines, with part of the job based at Henderson.
Energy opportunities mapped out
21 April, 2017
WA’s diverse energy landscape is clearer than ever thanks to energy maps developed through a collaboration between CCI, UWA and the Perth USAsia Centre.
NBN starts North West build amid jobs blitz
21 April, 2017
NBN has begun construction of its broadband network in Karratha and Derby, signalling the start of the roll out of Australia’s biggest infrastructure project in WA’s North West.
Probuild to construct $200M-plus NV Apartments
21 April, 2017
Construction of the new NV Apartments on Murray Street is due to begin in July after Singapore-based Fragrance Group appointed Probuild to carry out the design and construct contract.
Georgiou loads up on more lithium
21 April, 2017
Georgiou Group has extended its role on Tianqi’s Lithium Plant project in Kwinana by winning a $17 million design and construct contract for new on-site buildings, including the control room.
New Trainees for BAE at Pearce
21 April, 2017
Four new mechanical aviation apprentices have joined BAE Systems Australia’s Aerospace division in WA.
Civmec wins prized Gruyere EPC job
21 April, 2017
Henderson-based Civmec has notched up another contract win, this time in WA’s rejuvenated gold mining sector.
More jobs on offer at Perth Stadium
21 April, 2017
Perth Stadium may be more than three-quarters built but it is the gift that keeps on giving to WA suppliers.
Nickel miners to tap EV battery market
20 April, 2017
Two of WA’s two biggest nickel producers, Western Areas and BHP Nickel West, are hatching separate plans to tap the growing electric vehicle (EV) battery market.
BHP sees 2000 construction jobs at South Flank
07 April, 2017
BHP Billiton says a more “stable” investment climate in WA has improved the chances of a go-ahead for its South Flank replacement iron ore project.
Six locals bidding for bridge work
07 April, 2017
Six local fabricators will have a chance to bid for one of the key structures needed to complete the State Government’s Swan River Pedestrian Bridge.
Woodside wants to pipe Browse gas to Karratha
07 April, 2017
Woodside Petroleum has changed tack on developing Browse by touting a plan to pipe natural gas from the remote fields about 900km to the Karratha Gas Plant.
Main Roads renegotiating Roe 8 contract
07 April, 2017
The new Labor Government has started the formal process aimed at delivering its key election commitment: to scrap the $440 million Roe 8 highway construction contract.
Sheffield puts $348M cost on Thunderbird
07 April, 2017
Sheffield Resources said it would cost $348 million to build a mine at its Thunderbird mineral sands project near Derby.
Chinese-NZ iron ore project to put locals first
07 April, 2017
A huge Chinese construction company will partner with the New Zealand-backed BBI Group if plans to build the Pilbara’s latest mega-project come to fruition next year.
Solar jobs heat up for RCR
07 April, 2017
RCR Tomlinson has won two more solar power construction jobs, delivering it more than $160 million of renewable energy work in the space of a month.
First LNG from Gorgon Train 3
07 April, 2017
LNG production has started from Gorgon Train Three on Barrow Island, marking the end of the single largest resource construction project in Australia’s history.
Rio Tinto’s mine construction jobs top 1000
07 April, 2017
Projects underway at three of Rio Tinto’s Pilbara mine sites are expected to support more than 1000 construction jobs, the company said.
Johnston plugs infrastructure plan to WA miners
07 April, 2017
New Minister for Mines and Petroleum Bill Johnston argues that Labor’s proposed infrastructure reforms will help maintain WA’s status as a top investment destination.
Western Areas tips $210M Odysseus mine below Cosmos
07 April, 2017
Nickel producer Western Areas hopes to begin early site works on its Odysseus project near Leinster early next year.
Curtin to start work on bus port early next year
07 April, 2017
Curtin University plans to begin work on what would be the State’s second-biggest bus station early next year at its Bentley campus.
Live electrical work to be restricted
10 March, 2017
EnergySafety has been developing new regulations aimed at preventing incidents.
Fortescue celebrates arrival of FMG Grace
10 March, 2017
Fortescue Metals Group has welcomed its second very large ore carrier, FMG Grace, into Port Hedland.
GR named as Dacian Gold EPC contractor
10 March, 2017
GR Engineering is set to reap a reward from WA’s latest gold boom, having secured a conditional engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Dacian Gold.
Jobs open up at Forrestfield-Airport Link
10 March, 2017
Job opportunities are opening up on the $1.9 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link project as the head contractor plans for the arrival of the first of two giant tunnel boring machines next month.
10 March, 2017
A year after shipping its first LNG from Gorgon, operator Chevron is poised for earlier-than-expected production from the project’s third and final processing train on Barrow Island.
10 March, 2017
Four years after putting a major expansion of its Pluto LNG plant on ice, Woodside Petroleum says it is now working on a smaller upgrade of the Karratha facility.
10 March, 2017
BGC Contracting has appointed a former Rio Tinto copper executive as its new mining chief.
Growth returning to minerals exploration
10 March, 2017
Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has confirmed that minerals exploration spending is on a growth path again, with WA leading the charge.
Shell calls for more LNG investment
10 March, 2017
The global LNG industry needs more investment in new projects to meet increasing Asian demand for the fuel next decade, Shell said in its first LNG Outlook.
10 March, 2017
Monadelphous Group said it has secured new contracts and additional works for customers with a combined value of about $120 million.
24 February, 2017
DOF Subsea Australia says it has won a contract with UK-based TechnipFMC for the provision of its Geoholm multipurpose support vessel.
24 February, 2017
Construction contracts for the Gruyere gold mine are expected to be awarded next month.
24 February, 2017
Atlas Iron has approved construction of a replacement mine in the Pilbara, with the $50 million Corunna Downs project expected to ship its first ore out of Port Hedland in Q1 2018.
24 February, 2017
NRW Holdings has secured a foothold in WA’s lithium boom after winning a $110 million contract at Altura Mining’s Pilgangoora project in the Pilbara.
Defence dollars for WA
24 February, 2017
A $100 million Commonwealth investment in WA’s defence infrastructure will create jobs and further strengthen the State’s world-class defence industry.
24 February, 2017
Monadelphous is poised to extend its long-term relationship with Oil Search via a proposed US$250 million contract in Papua New Guinea.
St Barbara poised for $95M gold project
24 February, 2017
St Barbara is set to approve a major infrastructure project next month.
Spanish shipbuilder to open WA office
24 February, 2017
Spanish shipbuilding giant Navantia is expanding its operations in Australia and plans to open a WA office next year.
24 February, 2017
WA mining is looking much brighter after a rebound in investment levels but the industry needs new entrepreneurs to grasp the opportunities on offer.
Koolan Island set for rebuild
24 February, 2017
A $90 million restart of Mount Gibson Iron’s flooded Koolan Island mine in the Kimberley looks increasingly likely.
Woodside plans US$25bn Browse development
Woodside Petroleum has put an approximate US$25 billion price tag on its latest plan to develop the Browse gas fields off the coast of WA and is targeting a final investment decision as early as 2019.
Road building blitz
WA is set for a $1 billion-plus road building blitz in the next two years, with the State Government tipping that 6000 jobs will be created from 17 new projects, mostly in the metropolitan area.
Defending WA’s share of defence
The Turnbull Government has released Australia’s first Naval Shipbuilding Plan, reigniting strong debate about the extent of WA’s role in the decades-long $90 billion program.
Kleenheat backs new Byford solar farm
A new $70 million solar power project backed by Wesfarmers subsidiary Kleenheat is expected to generate 100 construction jobs and begin operating next year.
Ichthys Explorer close to home
Inpex’s massive Offshore Central Processing Facility for the Ichthys LNG project is nearing the end of an epic sea migration.
Roe 8 Alliance starts on new roads
Seven months after winning the controversial Roe 8 highway contract in Perth’s south, the Roe 8 Alliance partners are being relocated.
Premier tells oil and gas to go local
Premier Mark McGowan has put oil and gas companies on notice that they need to focus on local content for their WA projects, while strongly praising Woodside's latest LNG plan.
Big miners iron out supplier wrinkles
WA’s biggest iron ore miners are embracing Premier Mark McGowan’s advice to put local jobs first when it comes to big resources jobs.
Scarborough beach lots up for grabs
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority has called for expressions of interest from developers to deliver a commercial and retail precinct for the Scarborough beach redevelopment.
Garden Island upgrade jobs bobbing up
Job opportunities are starting to bob up on the $345 million HMAS Stirling upgrade at Garden Island.
Pindan takes award for Dampier hub
Pindan has been rewarded for its long-standing commitment to the Pilbara by winning a prestigious building award for a job last year in Dampier.