WA Premier Mark McGowan told a CEDA audience that the Western Australia economy has turned the corner from what has been a difficult period. “The Australian Bureau handed down the September quarter results, and we have state final demand growing for the second quarter by 0.9 per cent, and that’s the first time since 2013,” … Continue reading WA economy seeing better days ahead
The WA Government will transform the existing Ocean Reef Boat Harbour into a world-class waterfront precinct, creating hundreds of jobs in the northern suburbs. Delivering on an election commitment to kick-start the development, the McGowan Government has committed $120 million over the life of the project and will see the long-awaited transformation finally get underway. … Continue reading Ocean Reef Marina project to see creation of “hundred of jobs”: WA Government
A Climate Council report states who they see as leading the charge of Australia’s transition to clean, affordable and efficient renewable energy and storage technology. The Renewables Ready: States Leading the Charge report shows South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory are all leading the renewables race, while the Federal Government remains stuck at … Continue reading Climate Council: SA, TAS and ACT leading the renewables charge
Kennards Hire have announced that they are expanding their branch network in the northwest of Australia with three new branches joining the business across Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Having recently acquired CAPS Hire, the Kennards Hire network has seen new branches open up in Broome and Kununurra in Western Australia. In the Northern … Continue reading Kennards Hire expands branch network in WA and NT
According to an official release by the WA government, Horizon Power will soon be supplying Pilbara customers with energy from the most efficient gas power station in the region with the successful commissioning today of the new South Hedland power station, built by TransAlta Energy (Australia). The new power station, which will deliver 150 megawatts … Continue reading Horizon Power to power the Pilbara
The Naval Shipbuilding Plan has been released, outlining how the Australian government expects to deliver $89 billion worth of ships over the next few decades. According to the report, there will need to be $1.3 billion worth of upgrades to shipyards in South and Western Australia, which will be funded through taxpayers. It is also … Continue reading Foreign workers needed to support SA shipbuilding
Food manufacturer Goodman Fielder has delayed the closure of its factory in Western Australia, due to issues with its supply agreement with George Weston Foods. Earlier this year, Goodman Fielder announced plans to cease production at its Malaga, Perth plant by April 28. The plan was to enter into a supply agreement with George Weston … Continue reading Goodman Fielder delays WA factory closure
Adelaide company Ezy-Fit Hydraulics spent approximately $4 million on upgrades in preparation for a tender to replace the Collins Class periscope tubes, only to lose the tender to Thales, the original manufacturer of the parts. Ezy-Fit Hydraulics was awarded a $1.9 million Federal Government grant to upgrade its machinery and facilities, which the company was … Continue reading SA company loses $12m submarine tender
CommSec has released its latest quarterly report revealing the economic performance of Australian states. The report analyses eight key indicators: economic growth; retail spending; business investment; unemployment; construction work done; population growth; housing finance and dwelling commencements. According to CommSec chief economist Craig James, the latest data indicates a multi-speed national economy. NSW remains on top, … Continue reading NSW continues to dominate Australia’s economic performance
Australian shipbuilders have expressed fears that Australia will have minimal involvement in the building and maintenance of the nation’s future submarines and warships. South Australia should expect to see only a fraction of the benefits from the $89 billion Future Submarines and shipbuilding defence construction, according to Defence SA. The organisation claims there is a … Continue reading Fears for Australia’s shipbuilding industry
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) has called for federal and state governments hand over sovereign land and give tax concessions to manufacturers to help them transition away from coal power, according to The Guardian. AMWU Western Australia state secretary Steve McCartney has called for a Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) style finance body to … Continue reading Manufacturing union says manufacturers need help to transition from coal
The federal government has announced the creation of a cooperative research centre (CRC) for Northern Australia investment for short-term collaborative projects that the government hopes will enhance the competitiveness of northern Australia. The CRC will be located in Townsville and will be comprised of industry representatives from Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Minister … Continue reading New CRC centre to boost competitiveness in Northern Australia
The Western Australia (WA) Labor Party has promised more A$400 million to build railcars in the state if it is elected next month, according to the ABC. The policy proposal is that WA suppliers would manufacture 50 per cent of all railcars for the Metronet project. The total cost of Metronet will be $410 million … Continue reading WA Labor Party promises A$400m for rail manufacturing
Exposure to the sun, diesel fumes and tobacco smoke at work has increased the likelihood of almost half of the Western Australian workforce to be diagnosed with cancer, a study has found.
Capilano Honey has announced it will acquire a number of WA honey company Wescobee’s assets.