BHP increases spend with Indigenous businesses

BHP’s WA Iron Ore (WAIO) operations will increase their annual contracted outlay with Pilbara Traditional Owners and Indigenous businesses.WAIO Asset President Brandon Craig said this financ...... [continue reading]

Arnott's to construct new manufacturing facility in NZ

The Arnott’s Group will construct a multi-million-dollar manufacturing facility in Avondale, West Auckland, following the acquisition of local artisan cracker company, 180degrees, a year ago.... [continue reading]

Australian I&L sector experiencing record demand

The Australian Industrial and Logistics (I&L) sector is experiencing its strongest trading conditions on record, particularly due to the e-commerce boom and record levels of infrastructure investme...... [continue reading]

Asahi Beverages to switch more than 100 million soft drink bottles each year to 100% recycled plastic

Around 111 million soft drink bottles will now be made with 100% recycled plastic in Australia each year as Asahi Beverages continues its transition to eco-friendly materials.The change...... [continue reading]

Queensland Regional Aeromedical Base set for Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is planning to deliver a $72M Queensland Regional Aeromedical Base that will connect more Queenslanders to major hospitals and life-saving medical care.The...... [continue reading]

WesTrac to bolster its noise suppression capabilities

WesTrac has acquired an Australian manufacturer for the mining, manufacturing and construction industries, Hushpak Engineering, to bolster its noise suppression capabilities.As a leading Cat...... [continue reading]

Kirkland Lake Gold surpass production expectations

Kirkland Lake Gold has exceeded its production guidance for the first quarter of 2021, at 302,847 ounces, following a record year in 2020.The results were thanks for stronger than expected g...... [continue reading]

Panoramic to restart Savannah

Panoramic Resources’ board has approved the restart of the Savannah nickel project in Western Australia.The decision follows the completion of a review and implementation of operational stra...... [continue reading]

Australia’s largest PET recycling plant now under construction in Albury-Wodonga

Construction is now underway on a world-class recycling facility in Albury-Wodonga that will see the equivalent of around 1 billion PET plastic bottles recycled each year.Environment Mi...... [continue reading]

Ravenswood expansion boosts North Queensland businesses

Ravenswood Gold is ramping up the expansion of the Ravenswood mine in North Queensland, creating more than 160 new jobs.The expansion comes after Ravenswood took ownership of the mine from R...... [continue reading]

US awards contract to Brisbane bio-tech firm Ellume to produce at-home COVID tests

Digital diagnostics company Ellume today announced a $231.8 million agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to a...... [continue reading]

DHL and Linfox to deliver COVID-19 vaccines in Australia

The Australian Government has signed contracts with DHL and Linfox to undertake COVID-19 vaccine distribution to all Australians..DHL Supply Chain and Linfox will work with the Depart...... [continue reading]

Diageo commits $11 million to help during COVID pandemic

Queensland brand Bundaberg Rum, owned by parent company Diageo, has announced the creation of ‘Raising the Bar’, an $11.5 million fund that will support Australia’s bars, pubs, and clubs as they re...... [continue reading]

Alcoa hands contract to Worley

Alcoa of Australia has awarded a three-year services contract to Worley for its mining, refining and smelting operations.Under the contract, Worley will provide engineering and delivery serv...... [continue reading]

BMD wins Adani Carmichael contract

Adani Australia has awarded BMD a $350 million contract for civil construction works for the Carmichael rail network in Queensland.This is the largest Carmichael contract to date and takes t...... [continue reading]

Gascoyne puts Dalgaranga back on track

Gascoyne has produced more than six thousand ounces of gold at record grades for the fourth consecutive month at the Dalgaranga gold mine in Western Australia.The company produced 6506 ounce...... [continue reading]

Toll Group opens new NZ facility

Toll Group Auckland has opened a new facility following the lift of lockdown restrictions in New Zealand.“While New Zealanders have been busily preparing to move to Alert Level 3, we have be...... [continue reading]

Brisbane’s new runway reaches practical completion

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and Skyway, a joint venture between BMD Constructions Pty Ltd and CPB Contractors Pty Ltd (a member of the CIMIC Group), are celebrating the practical completion...... [continue reading]

Kerman wins work at Koodaideri

Kerman Contracting have been awarded a significant contract by Scott Technology Limited for the design and construction of an automated iron-ore sample processing laboratory building at R...... [continue reading]

Chalice reaches major discovery at Julimar

Chalice Gold Mines has reported significant new drilling results at its Julimar nickel-copper-PGE project 70 kilometres northeast of Perth in Western Australia.The discovery is a shallow, hi...... [continue reading]

Roy Hill expands fleet with third Pentium Hydro rig

Roy Hill Iron Ore plans to deploy the eighth rig for its company fleet at the Pilbara mine, Western Australia through an additional purchase order to Vysarn.This mobilises a third rig from V...... [continue reading]

BHP throws lifeline to Australian suppliers

BHP will reduce payment terms for small, local and Indigenous businesses to support communities around Australia during the coronavirus pandemic.The major miner will immediately pay outstand...... [continue reading]

Woolworths reveals new $184m temperature controlled distribution centre

Woolworths has announced a new state-of the-art temperature controlled distribution centre in a major Australian capital city.The supermarket giant has lodged a Development Applicatio...... [continue reading]

Rio to build $98-million solar plant at Koodaideri

Rio Tinto has approved a $98-million investment to build a solar plant, Western Australia’s first, which will power the company’s new Koodaideri iron ore mine, in the resource-rich Pilbara region.... [continue reading]

Coles and Woolworths introduce highly automated fulfilment centres

Coles and Woolworths are partnering with global tech companies to advance their fulfillment capabilities in a bid to meet the growing demand for online groceries, with Coles announcing it will buil...... [continue reading]

Roy Hill plots new path for end-to-end automation

Roy Hill has signed a contract with Epiroc to deliver their automated haul truck solution.Leading global mining equipment and services provider Epiroc, in partnership with automation sp...... [continue reading]

New Brisbane-San Francisco services take off

New direct Qantas flights between Brisbane and San Francisco are set to take off from Brisbane Airport (BNE), establishing an additional link between Queensland’s international gateway city and Nor...... [continue reading]

GSK and Gilead Sciences join race to find coronavirus treatment

Top pharmaceutical companies around the world, including GlaxoSmithKline and Gilead Sciences, are increasingly banding together to try and develop vaccines against the new Chinese coronavirus.... [continue reading]

Barminco awarded Savannah contract

Panoramic Resources has selected Barminco as its preferred contractor for the Savannah project in the Kimberley region, Western Australia.The contract, which is worth around $200 million wil...... [continue reading]

Fortescue given green light for Eliwana rail construction

The Western Australian Government has granted a special rail licence for the construction and operation of Fortescue Metal Group’s Eliwana iron ore mine and rail project in the Pilbara region.... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto ramps up bauxite production

Rio Tinto has executed its ramp up of the Amrun project in Far North Queensland as planned, with the operations driving strong performance in the company’s bauxite division.The company’s ove...... [continue reading]

Suez strikes long-term deal to facilitate waste-to-energy plant south of Perth

The consortium developing the East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility has reached financial close on its waste-to-energy project (WtE) in Western Australia.The consortium is led by Hitach...... [continue reading]

v2food purchases $20m Wodonga factory

v2food, Australia’s newest plant-based meat company, has announced the purchase of a 55,470 square-metre site in Wodonga. The purchase of the dormant building represents a chance to inject new...... [continue reading]

Gruyere JV opens gold mine

Joint venture partners Gold Fields and Gold Road Resources have officially opened the Gruyere gold mine in Western Australia.Estimated to ramp up an average production of 300,000 ounces of g...... [continue reading]

Kalium Lakes awards contracts for Beyondie project

Kalium Lakes has been on a contract spree, announcing the award of four contracts in the past week that will move its Beyondie sulphate of potash project, in Western Australia, closer to production...... [continue reading]

New $560m site for Woolworths

Vaughan Constructions has successfully delivered Woolworths’ latest facility in Melbourne’s south, the distribution centre (DC) is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.P...... [continue reading]

Australian gold production hits record high

Australian gold production has reached an all-time record of 321 tonnes (10.3 million ounces) in the past financial year, according to gold mining consultants, Surbiton Associates.With the g...... [continue reading]

Uber Air to trial in Melbourne

Uber has announced Australia as the first international market for Uber Air, with Melbourne being selected as the first official pilot city outside of the US.Melbourne will join Dallas and L...... [continue reading]

Qantas to fly direct from Brisbane to Chicago

Brisbane Airport (BNE) will be the first and only port in Australia with direct flights to/from Chicago following confirmation that Qantas plans to commence four-times weekly direct services by the...... [continue reading]

Caterpillar to supply autonomous machinery to Rio Tinto

Caterpillar has signed an agreement to supply Rio Tinto with mining machinery, including autonomous trucks and blast drills, to improve operational safety and performance at the company’s Koodaider...... [continue reading]

Metso awarded major contract at Kemerton lithium plant

Metso has won a contract to supply pyro-processing and comminution equipment to Albemarle Corp’s Kemerton lithium plant near Bunbury, Western Australia.Metso will supply calciner and acid ro...... [continue reading]

Fortescue awards $35m worth of contracts to Pilbara businesses

Fortescue Metals Group has awarded a major component overhaul and replacement services contract to three contractors based in Port Hedland in Western Australia.Force Equipment, Wes...... [continue reading]

BHP awards Monadelphous two contracts worth $212m at South Flank project

BHP has awarded a second construction contract at the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia to Monadelphous.The $104 million contract includes structural, mechanical...... [continue reading]

Tropicana underground expansion receives approval

The Tropicana joint venture has cemented the Western Australian gold mine’s future by approving the Boston Shaker underground development.JV partners AngloGold Ashanti and Independence Group...... [continue reading]

Westgold to sell Higginsville gold operation to Canada's RNC

RNC Minerals has agreed to purchase Westgold Resources’ Higginsville gold operation near Norseman, Western Australia, for $50 million.Canada-based RNC plans to consolidate Higginsville and t...... [continue reading]

Murray River Organics launches export-driven ranges at Asian trade show

Murray River Organics (MRO) has launched two of its own branded premium ranges in Japan as part of its strategy to grow exports under the ‘Taking Sunraysia to Asia’ program.MRO’s branded ran...... [continue reading]

Australia and Indonesia sign trade deal to promote METS sector

Australia and Indonesia have signed a trade agreement that will bring greater opportunities for Australia’s mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies.The inked Indonesia-Aus...... [continue reading]

Australian miners achieve record gold production in 2018

Australia’s gold producers have capitalised on a surging price for the precious metal by delivering an all-time production record last year.With 317 tonnes of gold in 2018, the companies bro...... [continue reading]

Major contracts push Decmil to strong start in 2019

Decmil has secured several Tier 1 mining contracts to set up the engineering contractor for a profitable 2019.The Western Australia-based company won a $65 million contract extension with BH...... [continue reading]

UNSW proposes moon mining for rocket fuel

A research team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) plans to investigate the prospect of mining water from the moon to help produce rocket fuel.The research team announced tha...... [continue reading]

Woodside awards contracts for Scarborough Project

Woodside has awarded four contracts for front-end engineering design activities for the proposed Scarborough Project. The contracts are for engineering activities related to the upst...... [continue reading]

Oji Fibre Solutions & Port of Tauranga Renew Long Term Operating Agreement

Oji Fibre Solutions and Port of Tauranga have today confirmed their long term relationship has been extended with the renewal of their Operating Agreement for a further 10 years. Oji...... [continue reading]

Construction begins on WA's largest lithium plant

Albemarle Corporation has started the new year by launching construction of its Kemerton lithium hydroxide conversion site in Western Australia.Site earthworks at Kemerton have started in li...... [continue reading]

Scania & Rio Tinto trial autonomous truck at Dampier Salt mine

Scania is testing a new generation autonomous transport system at Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt operations in Western Australia. The first phase of the trial started in August 2018 and in...... [continue reading]

Mainfreight Opens Regional Queensland Branch in Toowoomba

Mainfreight has expanded its reach in regional Australia with the opening of a new branch in Toowoomba. “Toowoomba is a booming regional centre located 125 kilometres west of Brisban...... [continue reading]

Volvo opens new Australian headquarters at Wacol

Australia’s largest automotive manufacturer, Volvo Group Australia, has opened its new national headquarters at Wacol, signalling the next chapter in its 46-year Queensland-based success story....... [continue reading]

Jet Technologies launches new capping machine

Jet Technologies has launched a brand-new machine that caps jars for Australian and New Zealand food manufacturers. The Smart Capper is a fully automated capping machine designed for...... [continue reading]

Ausdrill set to buy Barminco

Ausdrill is set to purchase mining services contractor Barminco in a cash and scrip deal worth $271.5 million, while also announcing a $250 million capital raising. Under the deal, A...... [continue reading]

BAE Systems wins $35bn Australian contract

BAE Systems has been announced by the Australian Government’s as the preferred tenderer for the SEA 5000 program to deliver nine Future Frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. The overall announced...... [continue reading]

New gas pipeline opened in Queensland

Australia Pacific LNG has welcomed the successful completion of a new gas pipeline connecting its Reedy Creek facilities to the Wallumbilla Gas Supply Hub. The Reedy...... [continue reading]

New offshore development at Gorgon

Chevron Australia and its joint venture participants are to proceed with future offshore development at the Chevron-led Gorgon natural gas facility off the northwest coast of Western Australia....... [continue reading]

Gold Road starts work on $23m greenfields campaign

Gold development and exploration company Gold Road Resources Limited has commenced drilling on its $23 million 2018 greenfields exploration drilling campaign at Yamarna. Four drill rigs operated by...... [continue reading]

Qantas complete first ever Perth to London direct flight

Qantas’ first Perth to London flight has taken off, marking the start of the only direct air link between Australia and Europe – and the fastest way of traveling between the two continents.O...... [continue reading]

TNG appoints Contractors

Australian strategic metals company TNG Limited has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with the leading construction companies McMahon Services and Clough Proje...... [continue reading]

Northern Star Resources to acquire South Kalgoorlie Gold Mine

Northern Star Resources has agreed to acquire Westgold Resources’ South Kalgoorlie Operations for a total consideration of A$80 million. The acquisition comprise...... [continue reading]

Fujitsu General Australia begins construction on new HQ in Western Sydney

Fujitsu General Australia has begun construction on its new national headquarters at Eastern Creek, New South Wales.The new headquarters will be a 5-star Green Star energy rated building, pr...... [continue reading]

Commercial Graphene Facility Commences Production

Advanced materials company, First Graphene Limited has announced a significant milestone, not just for the Company but also for the global graphene industry, with the commencement of production fro...... [continue reading]

Telstra will deliver IoT solutions to Linfox fleet over Australia’s largest and fastest mobile network

Linfox, one of Australia’s largest logistics companies, has partnered with Telstra and MTData to implement an advanced telematics and management solution into its Australian truck fleet. The Intern...... [continue reading]

UGL awarded Solar Farm contract in South Australia

CIMIC Group company UGL has been awarded contracts by Equis Energy to build and maintain the Tailem Bend 127MWDC Solar Farm in South Australia. The project will gener...... [continue reading]

Millennium awards underground mining contract to GBF

Millennium Minerals has awarded an underground mining contract for the new Bartons Underground mine development, part of its Nullagine Gold Project in WA, to highly experienced WA based mining serv...... [continue reading]

$7m Contract Award for 5MW Solar Farm in Newcastle

Carnegie Clean Energy through it's subsidiary, Energy Made Clean, and its Joint Venture partner, Lendlease, have been awarded the contract for the design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of...... [continue reading]

Ausdrill MD announces retirement

Ausdrill have announced that its Managing Director, Ron Sayers, who at the age of 65 has decided to retire after successfully leading the Company for 30 years. Sayers has given 12 mo...... [continue reading]

Government backed loans offered to increase Australia's defense exports

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the country’s military equipment manufacturers will be offered government-backed loans as part of a A$3.8 billion package to become one of the w...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto’s autonomous haul trucks achieve one billion tonne milestone

Rio Tinto’s fleet of autonomous haul trucks achieved a significant milestone at the company’s world-class operations in Australia by moving their one-billionth tonne of material.Since commen...... [continue reading]

Qantas Dreamliner to operate daily between Brisbane & Los Angeles

Qantas has announced the start date of 1 September 2018 for a daily Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Los Angeles. It will replace the Boeing 747-400 currently operating this route.... [continue reading]

SCEE increases presence in transport infrastructure sector

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited (SCEE) has been awarded approximately $20m of work on Main Roads Western Australia’s NorthLink WA Central Section (Reid Highway to Ellenbrook) by Great...... [continue reading]

Confidence returning to the mining sector

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has announced a 40% increase in the number of Program of Works received by DMIRS in 2017 compared to 2016.The Department...... [continue reading]

Lendlease to deliver Gawler Rail Electrification Project

Lendlease has been selected by the South Australian Government as the preferred contractor to design and construct the Gawler Rail Electrification Project Stage 1. ...... [continue reading]

Nacap awarded Yarmarna pipeline contract

APA Group has received final approval from the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety for the 198 kilometre Yamarna Gas Pipeline (YGP) and has appointed Nacap Aus...... [continue reading]

Brisbane Airport appoint new CEO

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has appointed Gert-Jan De Graaff, a former BAC senior executive and current President and CEO of JFKIAT LLC, the operators of Terminal 4 at John F Kennedy Interna...... [continue reading]

St John wins stadium tender

St John Ambulance WA have been awarded the tender to look after the health of visitors to the new Optus Stadium in Burswood. The Medical and First Aid Services tender was awarded thi...... [continue reading]

ECM secures new contracts worth $130m

WA headquartered construction and maintenance contractor ECM have announced it has secured new contracts in the Resource, Defence and Infrastructure sectors with a combined value of approximately $...... [continue reading]

ICC praises Perth's new home of international cricket

The ICC have given a glowing endorsement of the stadium, with West Indian cricket great Richie Richardson calling it ‘by far the most impressive and well laid out stadium that I have ever visited’....... [continue reading]

Contract awarded for City Rail Link Mt Eden works

A contract for the City Rail Link and the first for the southern end of the project has been awarded to the March Bessac Joint Venture.CRL chief executive Chris Meale says it’s another...... [continue reading]

Centrals awarded $9m contract for concrete works

Centrals, a subsidiary of Resource Development Group have been awarded a contract for concrete and civil works package by Crushing Services International, a subsidiary of Mineral Resources Limited....... [continue reading]

Unibail-Rodamco to acquire Westfield for $24.7bn

Unibail- Rodamco is acquire Westfield and create the world’s premier developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations. The proposed transaction has been unanimously recommended by Westfield...... [continue reading]

Tropicana JV partners commit to Long Island strategy

Partners in the Tropicana Joint Venture have approved Phase One of the Long Island strategy, increasing production from the mine in the medium term and extending mine life. Long Isla...... [continue reading]

Maxlift open new facility in Adelaide

Crane specialist, Maxilift Australia, has opened up a new facility in north Adelaide. The new branch is located at 501 South Road, Regency Park. Maxilift Australia’s headquarters is bas...... [continue reading]

Newcrest invests in the future of Telfer

Newcrest is proceeding with a new substantial investment in its Telfer mine in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia. This new investment comprises A$93 millio...... [continue reading]

GR Engineering appointed as preferred tender by Sheffield Resources

GR Engineering Services has been appointed as the preferred tenderer by Sheffield Resources to design and construct the 7.5Mtpa Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project. The Project is located on the Damp...... [continue reading]

Chevron Achieves First LNG Production at Wheatstone

Chevron Corporation has started producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Wheatstone Project in Western Australia. The first cargo is on track to be shipped in the coming weeks. "...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto completes first fully autonomous rail journey in Western Australia

Rio Tinto has successfully completed the first fully autonomous rail journey at its iron ore operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia as the company progresses toward full commissionin...... [continue reading]

China's Great Wall Motor Company backs Pilangoora stage 2 expansion

Australian lithium developer, Pilbara Minerals Limited has executed a binding terms sheet with Great Wall Motor Company, one of China’s largest automotive manufacturers, to further underpin the Sta...... [continue reading]

Anova and Exterra announce merger

Anova Metals and Exterra Resources have today announced that they have entered into a Merger Agreement under which Anova has agreed to acquire all of t...... [continue reading]

Record run for Australian growth

Australia has taken the record for the longest run of uninterrupted growth in the developed world, according to the figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.  Gross...... [continue reading]

Woodside agree multibillion-dollar deal with Indonesia

Woodside Petroleum has agreed a multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas sales agreement with Indonesia’s Pertamina. The Perth-based company announced it had agreed to sell a...... [continue reading]

Ingham's to create up to 400 jobs in Western Australia

Australian poultry producer Ingham's is expanding its Western Australian operations generating an estimated 400 additional permanent jobs in the local economy. In line with Ingham’s...... [continue reading]

SCEE awarded solar farm contract

SCEE has been awarded approximately $10m of work on solar farm projects by Bouygues Construction Australia Pty Ltd. The scope of work includes the design and construction of photovoltaic (PV) elect...... [continue reading]

Thiess wins Mount Pleasant contract

Thiess has secured a mining services contract with MACH Energy’s new Mount Pleasant coal mine in Australia’s Hunter Valley region in New South Wales.The new contract will generate total reve...... [continue reading]

RCR awarded Manildra Solar Farm contract

Diversified engineering and infrastructure company RCR Tomlinson has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $85 million with Manildra Prop Pty Ltd to design and construct a major utility s...... [continue reading]

Carnegie to build solar power station in WA

Carnegie Clean Energy’s expansion is continuing with plans for a 10MW solar power station in Northam which the Michael Ottaviano-led company will build, own and operate. Carnegie said...... [continue reading]

Swift secures 5-year Shell Prelude LNG services contract

Leading digital entertainment and communications service provider Swift Networks Group Limited has won a long-term contract to supply design, construction, maintenance and support services to Shell...... [continue reading]

Monadelphous JV lined up for contract in PNG

Engineering company Monadelphous Group in joint venture with Jacobs Engineering have received a letter of intent from Oil Search Limited to enter into a new proposed five year contract for engineer...... [continue reading]

Guma ICRG awarded Roy Hill contract

Guma ICRG has been a awarded a contract to carry out the Roy Hill Port Sump Installation Project at the company’s operations south of Port Hedland. The project includes the construct...... [continue reading]

New tech contracts to save Victorian taxpayers $129m

The Andrews Labor Government has refreshed its contracts with telecommunications providers in a move that will save the Victorian taxpayers $129 million. The contracts combine the ex...... [continue reading]

Pacific Energy secures 5MW power station contract with Westgold

Pacific Energy subsidiary KPS has secured a new electricity supply contract with Aragon Resources a wholly owned subsidiary of Westgold Resources. KPS will build, own and maintain a...... [continue reading]

Stage 2 Contract awarded for NorthLink WA

The second of three construction contracts for the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA has been awarded to the Great Northern Connect Team - a joint venture between BGC Contracting Pty Ltd and Laing O'Rourk...... [continue reading]

DDG to construct largest gas facility in Western Australia

DBP Development Group (DDG), has announced that it will build the largest gas storage facility in Western Australia. Expected to be operational by June 2017, the estimated total cost...... [continue reading]

Qantas to fly direct from Perth to London

Qantas is set to add to its list of aviation firsts, with the national carrier confirming it will operate non-stop flights from Perth to London using the 787-9 Dreamliner. The 14,498...... [continue reading]

Georgiou win $61m defence housing contract

Georgiou Group has been selected as the Preferred Tenderer for the Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) mixed-use residential development, valued at $61 million. Situated in Fremantle’s...... [continue reading]

Monadelphous secures water infrastructure contracts

Engineering company Monadelphous has secured additional work across a broad range of industries, including two major awards in the water infrastructure market. The combined value of this work is ap...... [continue reading]

BGC Contracting acquire local industrial maintenance & fabrication services business

Leading Australian mining and civil construction firm BGC Contracting Pty Ltd has acquired 100% of family-owned DIAB Engineering Pty Ltd. Headquartered in Geraldton, Western Australia, DIAB is an e...... [continue reading]

Decmil win $22m construction contract in Victoria

ASX listed Decmil Group has secured a $22.1m contract with VicRoads for the construction of a section of the Princes Highway duplication between Minniedale Road Traralgon East and east of Sheepwash...... [continue reading]

Broadspectrum awarded five year custodial contract

Broadspectrum has been awarded a $258 million five-year contract by Western Australia’s Department of Corrective Services for court security and custodial services. The initial five-year contract i...... [continue reading]

GE and Baker Hughes to create new oilfield technology services company

GE has agreed to merge its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes to create a new oilfield technology services company creating annual revenues of $32bn from providing physical and digital technolo...... [continue reading]

Gina Rinehart invests $395m in UK fertiliser business

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has invested AU$395M in a natural fertilser business, owned by UK based Sirius Minerals. Sirius is developing the North Yorkshire Polyhalite...... [continue reading]

Genesee & Wyoming buy Glencore's Australian rail business

Glencore has agreed to sell its coal-haulage business GRail in New South Wales state to American railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc. for AUD1.14 billion (US$874 million), in the latest sale by...... [continue reading]

Monadelphous wins $58m contract in New Zealand

ASX listed engineering company Monadelphous has secured a major construction contract associated with the Amuri irrigation scheme in New Zealand valued at approximately AUD 58 million. ...... [continue reading]

Kwinana lithium plant to create up to 500 jobs

Construction has started on a new $400 million lithium processing plant in Kwinana, Western Australia. Premier Colin Barnett turned the first sod of soil at a ceremony at the pr...... [continue reading]

Fonterra's Edendale plant reopens ahead of schedule

Milk is now flowing through Fonterra’s ED4 milk powder dryer at Edendale, with the plant reopening ahead of schedule following the recent collapse of one of the site’s raw milk silos. ... [continue reading]

Pilbara Minerals to purchase Lynas Find lithium project

Pilbara Minerals has expanded its footprint in the Pilgangoora lithium district by signing an agreement with Dakota Minerals to acquire the Lynas Find lithium project. Managing direc...... [continue reading]

Resolute raises $150m to develop mining projects in Australia & Africa

Resolute Mining have launched an institutional placement that will raise a minimum of A$150 million. The funds raised via the placement will be used to advance the development of the...... [continue reading]

Virgin Australia to launch new services to LA and Abu Dhabi

Virgin Australia will launch services from Melbourne to Los Angeles and Perth to Abu Dhabi in 2017, increasing competition and choice for Australian travellers. On 4 April 2017, Virg...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto and GE combine ‘Mine of the Future’ and ‘ecomagination’

Rio Tinto and General Electric are to work together on two key strategic technology projects, Rio Tinto's 'Mine of the Future™' and GE's 'Ecomagination'", to develop the most energy efficient...... [continue reading]

JB Hi-Fi agrees to buy The Good Guys for $870m

The Good Guys have entered into an agreement for the company to become fully owned by Australian and New Zealand based retailer JB Hi-Fi. The Good Guys and JB Hi-Fi will continue to operate as inde...... [continue reading]

Australia’s first driverless bus is on the open road

Australia’s first fully driverless and electric shuttle bus, the RAC Intellibus, has made it’s debut in South Perth. The RAC Intellibus will carry passengers and interact with traffi...... [continue reading]

Auckland Airport reports increase in passengers and revenue

Revenues at Auckland Airport have increased 12.9% to $573.9 million. Total profit after tax was up 17.4% to $262.4 million. Auckland Airport Chair, Sir Henry van der Heyden, says, “T...... [continue reading]

Qantas Group announces record results

Qantas has reported an underlying profit before tax of $1.53 billion for the 12 mo...... [continue reading]

RCR wins major contract for Rio Tinto’s Silvergrass project

Diversified engineering and infrastructure company, RCR Tomlinson Ltd (ASX: RCR) has been awarded a contract with Rio Tinto to deliver a primary crusher and overland conveyor system for the Si...... [continue reading]

Contractors' shortlist announced for major western Sydney road projects

Work on the Australian and New South Wales governments’ suite of Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan projects is pushing ahead, with shortlisted contractors announced to build three major road proje...... [continue reading]

Work to begin on East Perth station upgrade

Work will start this month on a $25 million Liberal National Government upgrade to East Perth Station to...... [continue reading]

ITL extend contract with multinational biotech company bioMérieux

Diversified healthcare company and owned of MyHealthTest, ITL Limited has been awarded a one year contract extension with multinational biotechnology company bioMérieux. ITL has been...... [continue reading]

Lycopodium awarded Mako Project contract in Senegal

Lycopodium has been awarded a contract for the delivery of the Mako Project gold processing plant and certain other facilities in Senegal from exploration and development company Toro Gold Ltd (Tor...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto commits $338m to Silvergrass development

Rio Tinto is to invest $338 million to complete the development of the Silvergrass mine in its world-class Pilbara iron ore operations in Western Australia. The brownfield expansion...... [continue reading]

Dicker Data appointed as Logitech distributor for Australia

ASX listed Dicker Data has been appointed as a distributor of Logitech commercial and gaming products in Australia. David Dicker, Chairman & CEO, Dicker Data Limited said “We’re plea...... [continue reading]

Velrada wins $10m contract with Sodexo

Velrada has been awarded a contract to provide consulting, systems integration, and managed services to support Sodexo’s Pilbara operations. The initial core contract value is estimated as $10m.... [continue reading]

Monadelphous secures $140m of new contracts

ASX listed Engineering company Monadelphous Group Limited has secured new contracts and additional works for customers in the resources, energy and infrastructure markets with a combined value of a...... [continue reading]

RFDS receives investment as demand reaches record levels

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has received an investment of $23.7 million from Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions to assist the Flying Doctor to continue to meet patient demand w...... [continue reading]

Woodside to buy ConocoPhillips oil assets in Senegal

Woodside has entered into a binding Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) with ConocoPhillips to acquire all of ConocoPhillips’ interests in Senegal for the purchase price of US$350 million, based on a...... [continue reading]

GR Engineering wins $36m Mungana Project contract

GR Engineering has entered into an EPC contract with Auctus Resources for the design and construction of completion works associated with the 500,000 tonne per annum Mungana zinc, lead, copper and...... [continue reading]

Watpac awarded $45M contract extension at Mt Magnet

Watpac has won a $45 million extension to its existing contract at the Mt Magnet gold mine. The scope of the work on the Ramelius Resources site includes drill and blast, load and ha...... [continue reading]

Blackham Resources award Matilda contracts

Following the recent final approvals required to commence operations at its 5.1Moz Matilda Gold Project, Blackham Resources has selected contractors for mining, tailings dam construction and the po...... [continue reading]

Samsung launches Samsung Pay in Australia

Samsung Electronics Australia has launched the company’s mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, bringing Australian consumers and businesses a secure, fast, and simple way to pay. The mobile payment...... [continue reading]

Barminco awarded Kundana Gold Mines contract

Underground hard-rock mining contractor Barminco has been awarded a three-year A$275 million contract, with a two year option, at the Kundana gold mines from the East Kundana Joint Venture (EKJV) (...... [continue reading]

Laing O'Rourke & BGC win NorthLink WA Stage 2project contract

West Australian Minister for Transport Dean Nalder has announced that Great Northern Connect, a joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and BGC Contracting, is the preferred contractor for the No...... [continue reading]

Data#3 extends Brisbane Airport contract

Data#3, a leading Australian business technology solutions company, has announced that Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) will extend its Managed Technology Infrastructure Service contract with Dat...... [continue reading]

Decmil to construct $17m primary school in Auckland

Decmil has been awarded a design and construct contract to build a new primary school for the Ministry of Education in Takanini, Auckland. The project has an initial value of NZ$17.0m and wi...... [continue reading]

Telstra and Australian Government to build National Cancer Screening Register

Telstra Health has been selected by the Commonwealth Department of Health to deliver and operate the Australian National Cancer Screening Register, a ground-breaking initiative in the fight against...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto appoints new Head of Technology and Innovation

Rio Tinto has appointed Stephen McIntosh as the acting Group executive, Technology & Innovation to succeed Greg Lilleyman, who will leave the company after 25 years of service.McIntosh has b...... [continue reading]

Quixant signs multi-year contract with Ainsworth Game Technology

Quixant (AIM: QXT), a leading provider of specialised computing platforms and monitors for gaming and slot machine applications, has signed a multi-year contract with Ainsworth Game Technology (ASX...... [continue reading]

The Good Guys to proceed with planned IPO

The Good Guys has appointed Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and UBS as Joint Lead Managers to support its planned initial public offer and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange with the oversi...... [continue reading]

Australia's GB Energy to acquire Namibian lithium project

Australian listed GB Energy Ltd (ASX: GBX) has entered into an Option Agreement to acquire a 70% interest in the Bitterwasser Lithium Clay Project (Bitterwasser Project) in Namibia. The Option...... [continue reading]

Doray signs farm-in agreement with Rox Resources

Doray Minerals Limited has entered into a farm-in Agreement with Rox Resources Limited to explore the highly prospective and underexplored Mount Fisher Gold Project which is located in the north-ea...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto approves development of Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia

Rio Tinto and its partners, the Government of Mongolia and Turquoise Hill R...... [continue reading]

Crater accelerates PNG Gold Mine

Crater Gold Mining has installed and commissioned its new custom-made gold processing plant at its High Grade Zone (“HGZ”) mine at Crater Mountain, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Crater Gol...... [continue reading]

Works commence on Bendigo Airport redevelopment

BMD Constructions have commenced works on stage two of the $15 million Bendigo Airport redevelopment project for the City of Greater Bendigo. The scope of works includes the construc...... [continue reading]

Auckland Airport to build new distribution facility for Fonterra

Auckland Airport is to build a state-of-the-art new distribution centre for Fonterra’s New Zealand consumer business (Fonterra Brands New Zealand), the two companies announced today. Fonterra Brand...... [continue reading]

Peet in $1.7bn Canberra development

Peet Limited has entered into a conditional agreement for the proposed residential development on land owned by the University of Canberra in Belconnen, ACT. Peet and the University...... [continue reading]

Thiess awarded $180m contract extension in Indonesia

Thiess has been awarded a three-year contract extension by PT Teguh Sinar Abadi and PT Firman Ketaun Perkasa (members of the Bayan Group) to continue operations at Melak Coal Mine, in East Kalimant...... [continue reading]

Sodexo commits to creating 400 new jobs across Australia

Sodexo has committed to create 400 new jobs across Australia over the next 4 years. This is in response to an invitation by the Australian Government to participate in the Employment...... [continue reading]

Clough wins Woodside Engineering Services Contract

Clough has been awarded an engineering services contract by Woodside Energy Ltd (Woodside). Clough has been selected to work as part of an engineering panel to provide multi-discipli...... [continue reading]

Anglo American sells 70% stake in Queensland mine

Anglo American has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement with a consortium led by Taurus Fund Management to sell its 70% interest in the Foxleigh metallurgical coal mine in Queensland, Austral...... [continue reading]

Austal wins $564m US Navy ship contract

Austal has announced that construction of one additional Littoral Combat Ship has been funded by the U.S. Navy. LCS 26 will be the eleventh Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships...... [continue reading]

Air New Zealand opens expansive new Brisbane Airport Lounge

Air New Zealand's has opened a new purpose-built, architecturally designed and significantly larger lounge will at Brisbane International Airport. The new 771 square metre lounge cat...... [continue reading]

ABB wins Prelude FLNG contract

ABB has won a five-year contract to deliver equipment and services for Shell’s Prelude FLNG, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, the largest floating facility ever bui...... [continue reading]

AWE appoints David Biggs as new CEO

Australian Energy company AWE Limited (ASX: AWE) has announced the appointment of David Biggs as its new CEO and Managing Director. Biggs is currently CEO of Cue Energy Limited, a position...... [continue reading]

Jean-Sébastien Jacques to succeed Sam Walsh as Rio Tinto chief executive

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh will retire from the business on 1 July 2016 and will be succeeded by Copper & Coal chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques. To ensure a smooth transition, Jean-S...... [continue reading]

Chevron Achieves First LNG Production at Gorgon

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) has announced it has started producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) and condensate at the Gorgon Project on Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Western Australia...... [continue reading]

CMR Marine awarded Saldanha Bay LPG Import Terminal contract

Sunrise Energy has awarded CMR Marine, part of Perth based Clough, the Saldanha Bay LPG Import Terminal contract for the construction of the marine facilities and overland pipeline. The sco...... [continue reading]

Troy achieves commercial production at Karouni gold project

Perth based Troy Resources have achieved commercial production at its Karouni gold project in Guyana following successful commissioning and operation of all key components of the processing plant.... [continue reading]

Serco wins contract extension to operate Acacia Prison in Western Australia

International service company, Serco Group, has extended its contract with the Western Australian Government to operate Acacia Prison for a further five years, to May 2021. The total value of the c...... [continue reading]

Pacific Energy secures power station contract with Doray Minerals

Pacific Energy’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Kalgoorlie Power Systems (‘KPS’), has secured a new electricity supply contract with Doray Minerals Limited’s wholly owned subsidiary, Deflector Gold Pty L...... [continue reading]

Salini Impregilo NRW JV awarded Forrestfield Link Project contract

The Salini Impregilo NRW Joint Venture has been selected by Public Transport Authority of Western Australaia as the preferred contractor for the design, construction and maintenance of the Forrestf...... [continue reading]

SCEE awarded Jimblebar mine contract

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited (‘SCEE’) has been awarded over $10m of work by the Sedgman Civmec Joint Venture (‘SCJV’) for the performance of Electrical & Instrumentation services a...... [continue reading]

Cirrus appoint IT entrepreneur Matt Sullivan as new Managing Director

Cirrus Networks Holdings has announced that Non-Executive Director Matt Sullivan will join the business on a full time basis and transition to the role as Managing Director. At the competit...... [continue reading]

AGL invests in US based energy storage business

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) have invested US$20 million in leading US-based energy storage and management company, Sunverge Energy Inc. (Sunverge), to enhance its energy storage management capabilitie...... [continue reading]

BGC Contracting Launches into NSW Infrastructure

Leading Australian mining and civil construction firm BGC Contracting Pty Ltd has launched its expansion into NSW by winning a contract to complete a major upgrade to a section of Princes Highway,...... [continue reading]

Mighty River Power to purchase leading solar company

Mighty River Power is to purchase one of New Zealand’s leading solar businesses, What Power Crisis (WPC) – providing access to proven capability and technical expertise in the growing sector of sol...... [continue reading]

Fletcher Building to buy Higgins road construction company

Fletcher Building is to acquire, New Zealand road construction and maintenance business Higgins Group Holdings Limited (“Higgins”) and other related assets, together with Higgins’ Fiji contracting...... [continue reading]

Queensland's Gold Coast experiencing jobs boom

The city of Gold Coast is enjoying a jobs bonanza as thousands of Gold Coasters find work in a range of industries from retail to construction and manufacturing. “We heard from the State Tr...... [continue reading]

Air New Zealand unveils new recruitment campaign

Air New Zealand has unveiled a new online campaign to recruit talented people as its future flight attendants. #AspireToFly is part of Air New Zealand’s ‘Where to next?’ brand campaign and...... [continue reading]

Downer awarded Bundaberg Regional Council contract

Downer has been awarded a contract with Bundaberg Regional Council to design and construct a new Wastewater Treatment Plant and Solar Array at Rubyanna as well as a new Regional Pump Station at the...... [continue reading]

Orion Health boosts offering to largest health provider in UK

Orion Health has significantly increased its offering to the United Kingdom’s largest healthcare provider, the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board (NHS GGC). The publicly funded NHS...... [continue reading]

Fonterra achieves record export volumes

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has announced it has exported record volumes for the month of December 2015. Export data for the Co-operative in December confirms the new record for a s...... [continue reading]

John Holland awarded first contract for NorthLink WA

John Holland has been awarded the contract to deliver the first section of NorthLink WA. The Southern Section from Guildford Road to Reid Highway will deliver new bridges and interchanges a...... [continue reading]

BGC Contracting awarded $520 million Cliffs Koolyanobbing Extension

Leading mining and civil construction firm BGC Contracting Pty Ltd has been awarded a five-year contract extension with Cliff Natural Resources at its Koolyanobbing Iron Ore Project in Western Aust...... [continue reading]

AirAsia X to land in Auckland

AirAsia X is to start a daily service between Kuala Lumpur and Auckland, by extending its existing Gold Coast service. The year-round service will commence in March 2016, using an A330-300 aircraft...... [continue reading]

Australia's Wesfarmers buys Homebase for £340m

ASX Listed Wesfarmers Limited has entered into an agreement to acquire Homebase from Home Retail Group for £340 million (A$705 million). Homebase is the second largest home improvement and garden r...... [continue reading]

Vodafone announces vision to create one Auckland home in exciting new innovation precinct at Smales Farm

In one of New Zealand’s most significant property developments, Vodafone in partnership with Smales Farm, will create a workplace of the future – a fully enabled smart building at the heart of a wo...... [continue reading]

Singapore Airlines extends Brisbane service

Singapore Airlines will offer more than 700,000 seats a year between Brisbane and Singapore when it adds a fourth direct service operating three days a week from late May 2016, with the aim of incr...... [continue reading]

Airbus achieves record aircraft sales in 2015

Airbus has exceeded sales targets for 2015, achieving a new record of 635 aircraft deliveries for 85 customers of which 10 are new. These deliveries comprise: 491 A320 Family aircraft; 103 A33...... [continue reading]

Greenheart signs agreement to acquire a forest management service company in New Zealand

Greenheart Group Limited has announced that Greenheart NZ Forestry Holding Company Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greenheart NZ has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with independen...... [continue reading]

Origin confirms first LNG exported by Australia Pacific LNG

Origin Energy Limited (Origin) has confirmed the first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has departed the Australia Pacific LNG facility on Curtis Island in Queensland. The Methane Spi...... [continue reading]

Saracen set for transformation year

ASX listed Saracen Mineral Holdings has announced an outstanding production and cashflow performance for the December Quarter and that it is ahead of schedule to double gold production to 300,000oz...... [continue reading]

ikeGPS, Total Supply Announce Spike Distribution Deal for New Zealand

New Zealand-based ikeGPS has announced a partnership with Total Supply to bring Spike, a smart laser measurement solution, to the New Zealand sign and digital graphics industry, following its succe...... [continue reading]

Clough AMEC Awarded Brownfield Services Contract For Bayu-Undan

Clough AMEC has been awarded a new three year contract with ConocoPhillips in Australia, to provide asset support, operations and maintenance services to the Bayu-Undan offshore field development,...... [continue reading]

Maca secures $115m Moolart Well contract renewal

Australia based Maca has secured a contract renewal with Regis Resources to provide Open Pit Mining services at its expanded Moolart Well project. The Moolart Well gold mine is l...... [continue reading]

AGL signs gas sales agreement with GLNG

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) has announced that it has executed an agreement with the GLNG Project participants, Total, PETRONAS, Santos & KOGAS, for the sale of 254 petajoules (PJ) of gas to the GLNG...... [continue reading]

AusGroup wins major contracts

Leading integrated services provider AusGroup has announced that recent contract awards and extensions for its clients within the energy and industrial sectors amount to a combined value of the con...... [continue reading]

Woodside announces $2 billion investment in North West Shelf Project

Operator of the North West Shelf (NWS) Project, Woodside, has announced that the project participants have approved the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2) Project off the north-west coast of Aus...... [continue reading]

Austal wins $63m shipbuilding contract

Austal has announced it has entered into a shipbuilding contract with the National Australia Bank to construct two further Cape Class Patrol Boats. The contract value is $63 million. The t...... [continue reading]

Fonterra officially opens new milk powder plant at Pahiatua

Around 300 people have attended the official opening of Fonterra Pahiatua’s new high-efficiency plant, now producing milk powder destined for more than 20 markets worldwide. The plant came...... [continue reading]

Thiess awarded $760m Mt Owen Coal Mine contract

Thiess has been awarded a $760 million contract to operate Glencore’s Mt Owen Coal Mine. The agreement extends on Thiess’ 20-year involvement at the mine, which is located near Ravensworth...... [continue reading]

Ferrovial make bid for Australian based company Broadspectrum

Ferrovial, through Ferrovial Services, has announced that it has submitted a takeover offer for all the issued shares in the Australian based company Broadspectrum (formerly known as Transfield Ser...... [continue reading]

Cirrus Networks acquires IT Services Provider L7 Solutions

Cirrus Networks has announced that it has agreed to acquire 100% of Amcom L7 Solutions Pty Ltd for $500,000 from Vocus Communications Ltd. The agreement is subject to a number of conditions precede...... [continue reading]

NSW Government leases out high voltage electricity transmission asset TransGrid

The NSW Government has announced a successful lease of high-voltage electricity transmission asset TransGrid, unlocking billions of dollars for investment in new and productive infrastructure....... [continue reading]

Cirrus Networks secures new customers in the healthcare sector

ASX Listed, Cirrus Networks has announced a new contract win with aged care provider Bethanie Group. Bethanie Group is the largest not for profit aged care provider in Western Australia an...... [continue reading]

MySale completes Australasian expansion

International online retailer MySale Group has confirmed the acquisition of three Australasian properties. The UK-based fashion retailer, which operates 15 websites in eight countries, firs...... [continue reading]

Air New Zealand is Australasia’s top airline for seventh consecutive year

Air New Zealand has been named Australasia’s Leading Airline for the seventh consecutive year at the 2015 World Travel Awards. The airline also took out the award for Australasia’s...... [continue reading]

Gemmill Homes to be bought by Simonds Group

ASX listed Simonds Group will acquire Perth based house builder, Gemmill Homes Group for an estimated $6 million. Simonds has identified national footprint as a key component of i...... [continue reading]

McConnell Dowell awarded O-Bahn tunnel contract in Adelaide

McConnell Dowell has been awarded the design and construct contract for the O-Bahn City Access Project in Adelaide, South Australia. In making the announcement, South Australian Transport an...... [continue reading]

Milestone in TransGrid's Orange substation

A milestone in the rebuild of TransGrid's Orange substation will be reached on Monday 9 November with the delivery of a new building.The building is expected to be delivered to site on the a...... [continue reading]

Fonterra expands food service footprint with new application centre in Guangzhou, China

Fonterra has launched a new Fonterra Application Centre in Guangzhou which will bring innovative dairy products and services to the Co-operative’s foodservice customers in the region. The G...... [continue reading]

New Zealand's Alice tunnel completes remarkable journey

Alice, the giant Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has successfully completed excavation of the second motorway tunnel on Auckland’s Waterview Connection motorway project. One of the largest TBM’...... [continue reading]

Santos ship first cargo from GLNG Project

Santos has announced the first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its US$18.5 billion GLNG project has left Curtis Island bound for South Korea. The first cargo is being carried b...... [continue reading]

Tempo Australia appoint Max Bergomi as new CEO

Mining and energy sector services company, Tempo Australia Limited (ASX: TPP) has announced the appointment of Mr Max Bergomi as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr Bergomi is a highl...... [continue reading]

United Airlines announce new San Francisco to Auckland service

United Airlines will start a San Francisco to Auckland service in July 2016, using a B787 Dreamliner aircraft. Norris Carter, Auckland Airport’s general manager - aeronautical commercial, s...... [continue reading]

TWE buys Diageo's wine business in US$600m deal

Treasury Wine Estates has announced that it has agreed to acquire the majority of assets from Diageo Plc’s US and UK wine operations. The cash payment of US$600 million comprises $US552 mil...... [continue reading]

Ground work commences on Manica Gold mine

Xtract Resources plc (Xtract), Auroch Minerals NL (ASX: AOU) (Auroch or the Company), has announced that Xtract has commenced ground work on the Manica Mining Concession 3990C. Xtract has c...... [continue reading]

Telstra Health to acquire ComCare developers, EOS Technologies

Telstra Health has entered into an agreement to acquire Silver Chain Groups’ technology arm EOS Technologies, developers of the award winning community care management system, ComCare. Sinc...... [continue reading]

Vodafone and TPG announce $1 billion partnership

Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom Limited (ASX:TPM) have announced two commercial agreements with a combined value of more than $1 billion: a major Dark Fibre transmission network expans...... [continue reading]

Sedgman Civmec JV Awarded Major BHP Billiton Contract

Civmec Limited, in joint venture with Sedgman Limited, has been awarded a contract by BHP Billiton Iron Ore (BHPBIO) for civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and commissioning works at...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto’s rare red and pink Argyle diamonds shine in Hong Kong

Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, comprising 65 of the world’s rarest pink and red diamonds, is being showcased in Hong Kong as part of its global tour. The spectacular collec...... [continue reading]

Wolf Minerals celebrate the official opening of its Drakelands Mine at the Hemerdon Tungsten and Tin Project

Specialty metals development company, Wolf Minerals Limited has celebrated a defining milestone in the United Kingdom’s mining industry with the official opening of the Drakelands mine constructed...... [continue reading]

First Development Application submitted for Perth’s Waterbank project

Lendlease, Australia's leading property and infrastructure group, has submitted its first Development Applications to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority for the flagship $1billion urban regen...... [continue reading]

Unilever opens $50m site in North Rocks, NSW

Unilever Australia and New Zealand has unveiled the result of a AU$50 million investment in its North Rocks site, with the New South Wales Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, The Hon. Anth...... [continue reading]

Doray secures funding for Deflector Gold Project

Doray Minerals has announced it has secured debt and equity funding to enable the construction and development of the Company’s 100% owned Deflector Gold Project (Deflector) in the southern Murchis...... [continue reading]

Boeing dreamliners to symbolise a new era for Qantas

Qantas will enter a new era of global opportunities, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort when the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner joins the Qantas International fleet from 2017. The national carr...... [continue reading]

Thiess awarded $160m Rocky’s Reward contract

Thiess has been awarded a $160 million contract with BHP Billiton Nickel West to undertake operations at the Rocky’s Reward nickel mine at Leinster,approximately 400 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie...... [continue reading]

UXC win new contracts exceeding $100m

UXC has announced the finalisation of a number of new significant and strategic contract wins that will position the company for further growth in FY16 and beyond. A number of these contracts are a...... [continue reading]

NRW wins Rio Tinto contract

NRW Holding Limited has announced that the Company has been awarded a contract from Rio Tinto for contract mining and ore haulage, which will increase the production at Nammuldi mine. The s...... [continue reading]

GR Engineering wins Western Areas contract

GR Engineering Services Limited has entered into an EPC contract with Western Areas associated with the Forrestania Mill Recovery Enhancement Project in Western Australia. Detailed engineer...... [continue reading]

AHG to acquire Mercedes-Benz Perth dealerships

AHG has entered into an agreement with Western Pacific Automotive (WPA) to acquire WPA’s three Mercedes‐Benz passenger and van dealerships in Perth. The dealerships trade as Diesel Mot...... [continue reading]

Construction on schedule at Keysbrook mine

MZI Resources will become Australia's next mineral sands producer from the Keysbrook project in the December quarter 2015.The project's construction is on schedule and on budget, with...... [continue reading]

Perth based Empired wins Rio Tinto contract

Australian listed IT Services Company Empired Limited has secured a contract to provide Application Managed Services to global mining leader Rio Tinto.The contract, including options, will h...... [continue reading]

NBN agrees contracts with Australian construction partners

NBN has agreed a new contracting model with the Australian construction industry.The performance-based contracts aim to increase significantly the quality and speed of the rollout to homes a...... [continue reading]

Samsung C&T awarded $2.7bn Sydney motorway contract

Engineering & Construction company, Samsung C&T has been awarded a $2.7 billion design and construction contract for a major motorway in Sydney, cementing its position as a player in major Australi...... [continue reading]

Austal awarded contract to build 70 metre fast crew boat

Global defence contractor Austal has announced it has entered into a contract with Caspian Marine Services Limited of Azerbaijan to construct one 70 metre Fast Crew Boat.The contract is...... [continue reading]

UGL wins BP maintenance contract

UGL has won a three year contract for maintenance at 17 BP fuel terminals across Australia.The contract will see the two companies form a 50/50 joint venture to carry out the operation.... [continue reading]

South32 makes ASX debut

BHP Billiton spin off company, South32 has announced that it has been admitted to the Official List of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and that its ordinary shares have comm...... [continue reading]

Koolan Island identified as a new Oil & Gas logistics hub for WA

Koolan Island has been identified as a new logistics base to service the oil and gas industry in Western Australia.Mount Gibson Iron has announced it has entered into an agree...... [continue reading]

Highfield Resources Raises $101 million to develop Muga potash mine

Spanish potash developer Highfield Resources Ltd (HFR: ASX) (“Highfield” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce a placement (“Placement”) to raise approximately A$101 million via the issue of 56,...... [continue reading]

Crater sells first gold from Crater Mountain mine in PNG

Crater Gold Mining has sold its first gold of 17.4 oz from the processing of ore at the High Grade Zone (“HGZ”) project at Crater Mountain PNG. The average recovered grade was 6.0 g/t Au....... [continue reading]

New Perth Stadium reaches an important milestone

Construction of the 60,000 seat new Perth Stadium reached another important milestone when the first concrete slab on the ground level was poured.... [continue reading]

Future of Perth and Peel mapped out

Planning Minister John Day has said that Perth and Peel has identified where new homes and jobs could be located for the 3.5 million people who will live in the metropolitan area by 2050.... [continue reading]

Barrick Gold takes step back at Super Pit gold mine

Canada's Barrick Gold will relinquish some management duties at Australia's Super Pit gold mine to partner Newmont Mining, in a further pull-back from operations in the Southern HemisphereBa...... [continue reading]

Cancellation of Aurizon enterprise agreements sparks fury

Aurizon rail workers are up in arms after a Fair Work Australia decision quashed 12 expired enterprise bargaining agreements covering 6000 employees.A full bench of the Fair Work commission...... [continue reading]

Online metering trial a hit with businesses in South Australia

An SA Water trial project is helping major metropolitan and regional business customers achieve significant savings. As part of the pilot project, a data logger is attached to the custo...... [continue reading]

Hitachi becomes Wenco distributor for Australia

Hitachi has become the official Australian distributor of Wenco International Mining Systems.Wenco is currently operating in Australia at the ... [continue reading]

AusGroup to create 100 jobs after being awarded Chevron contract

Resources contractor AusGroup has continued navigating the sea change from construction to operations by landing maintenance work with Chevron worth hundreds of millions of dollars.Subsidiar...... [continue reading]

Diageo unveil brand new high-tech warehouse in Sydney

Diageo Australia, maker of well-known liquor brands such as Johnnie Walker and Bundaberg Rum, has unveiled a 26,000 pallet capacity warehouse in Sydney’s western suburbs.Diageo’s Global Head...... [continue reading]

iiNet and Netflix announce partnership

iiNet fixed line broadband customers, across all brands, will have access to hours of the latest television and movie content, quota-free, after the Internet Service Provider today announced a part...... [continue reading]

Qantas announce profit in half year financial results

Qantas has reported an Underlying Profit Before Tax of $367 million and a Statutory Profit After Tax of $206 million for the six months ended 31 December 2014.This Underlying Profit Before T...... [continue reading]

Registration now open for National Manufacturing Week in Melbourne

Registration is now open for National Manufacturing Week 2015 (May 26 - 29, Melbourne), Australia's biggest - and longest-running - manufac...... [continue reading]

Fonterra commissions new ingredients plant in the Netherlands

New Zealand-based Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has commissioned its new dairy ingredients plant in Heerenveen, in the north of the Netherlands.The plant produces whey and lactose spec...... [continue reading]

DHL opens new $120m supply chain facility in Western Sydney

DHL Supply Chain have launched a new 90,000 square metre supply chain campus in Sydney's western suburbs this morning, with NSW premier Mike Baird MP presiding over the opening.The NSW Premi...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto announces $2bn share buy-back

Rio Tinto delivers underlying earnings of $9.3 billion and announces a 12 per cent increase in full year dividend and a $2.0 billion share buy-back.Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh said “...... [continue reading]

ABB wins large PFLNG2 contract

ABB has won a large contract to supply electrical systems for PETRONAS's second floating LNG plant, the PFLNG2.The work, worth more than $50 million, will see ABB install and optimise the fa...... [continue reading]

Property development thriving in Melbourne

The inner-city construction boom hit record levels in 2014 as the number of new dwellings completed in the City of Melbourne reached 6300, double the number completed in 2013 and three times the lo...... [continue reading]

Santos post record sales

Santos today announced company records for sales revenue in both the quarter ($1.1 billion) and the full year ($4 billion), reflecting the successful ramp-up of production from the PNG LNG pro...... [continue reading]

Chevron agrees deal to sell Gorgon LNG to South Korea

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today announced its Australian subsidiaries have signed a binding Sales and Purcha...... [continue reading]

Passenger growth continues at Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport (BNE) has recorded the fastest rate of growth in international passengers since 2005, with more than 4.92 million international travellers in 2014, equating to an increase of 5.5 p...... [continue reading]

Kerman Awarded $23M Contract for Nova Nickel Project’s 496 Man Camp

Kerman Contracting Pty Ltd (Kerman) has been awarded the design and construction of accommodation facilities for Sirius Resources on the company’s Nova Nickel Project at Fraser Range in W...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto to invest $500m in Indian diamond project

Mining giant Rio Tinto is eyeing a $US500 million-plus investment in an Indian diamond project alongside a potential $US2 billion iron ore development in the region.Speaking in India, Rio Ti...... [continue reading]

BG Group loads first LNG cargo from QCLNG project in Australia

BG Group (LSE: BG.L), a world leader in exploration and LNG, recently announced that it has been loading the first cargo of LNG from its Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) facility. The vessel...... [continue reading]

Alliance between Air NZ and Singapore Airlines begins

Airfares from Auckland to Singapore, Southeast Asia and Europe are set to come down following the launch of an alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines today.Air New Zealand f...... [continue reading]

Decmil Awarded QCLNG Operational Wellsite Works

Decmil Group Limited (ASX:DCG) has scored a $65 million extension to an existing wellsite installation services contract from QGC Pty Ltd.The...... [continue reading]

Woodside purchases Apache assets

Apache Corp has agreed to sell stakes in two liquefied natural gas developments, Wheatstone in Australia and Kitimat in Canada, for $2.75 billion to Woodside Petroleum, which "stress-tested" the pr...... [continue reading]

Nido Petroleum in $108m bid for stake in Philippines’ Galoc oilfield

Nido Petroleum has defied the oil price collapse to launch a bold US$108 million offer for a stake in the Galoc oilfield in The Philippines.And the Thai-backed company has flagged its appeti...... [continue reading]

Wiley secures contract for largest pre-packed salad facility in NSW

Australia’s growing appetite for healthy, convenient, pre-packaged salads is seeing the construction of the largest fresh cut salad facility of its kind in New South Wales, thanks to a new deal bet...... [continue reading]

BG Group agrees sale of Australian pipeline for US$5 billion

BG Group plc (LSE: BG.L), a world leader in exploration and LNG, today announced it has agreed to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary QCLNG Pipeline Pty Ltd to APA Group (ASX: APA), Australia's larges...... [continue reading]


Thiess has been awarded a new $250 million contract by Jellinbah Resources to operate the Jellinbah Plains open-pit, part of the Jellinbah East coal mine near Blackwater in Central Queensland.... [continue reading]

New Zealand Tractor sales hit decade high on record dairy payout

New Zealand tractor sales hit their highest level in a decade in the third quarter as farmers benefiting from this year's record milk payout and the high local currency bought new equipment....... [continue reading]

Australia expected to become world's largest LNG exporter

Australia is expected to become the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) within four years.An HSBC report has found that LNG is likely to contribute significantly to econo...... [continue reading]

Woodside approves $1.2 billion Persephone gas project

ENERGY giant Woodside will push ahead with its $1.2 billion Persephone gas project off the Western Australian coast.Woodside (WPL) and fellow stakeholders, which include glo...... [continue reading]

National Lifestyle Villages announces partnership with Blackstone

US private equity investor Blackstone will invest $150 million in NLV as it looks to cash in on the growing need for housing for ageing baby boomers in Au...... [continue reading]

Gina Rinehart slams 'negativity' regarding mining industry

Gina Rinehart said the negativity aimed at the mining industry needs to stop, stating Australia would be unable to survive without the sector.Speaking to the Small Business Association of Au...... [continue reading]

MZI awards EPC contract at Keysbrook

MZI Resources Ltd (MZI) has announced that it has executed the construction contract for the Keysbrook Mineral Sands Project to GR Engineering Services Limited (GR Engineering) (ASX:GNG)....... [continue reading]

Adani Secures Funding For Carmichael Mine Project In Queensland

Adani Mining, the Australian subsidiary of Adani Enterprises, and the State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender, have today signed an MOU in the aftermath of the successful...... [continue reading]

Denham Capital Commits $130 Million to Newly Formed Venture Auctus Minerals, Australia

Denham Capital, has committed an initial equity commitment of $130 million to Auctus Minerals.The newly-formed venture will be based in Perth and focus on developing promising projects into...... [continue reading]

BHP Billiton Donates US$ 400,000 to Ebola Response in West Africa

In response to the widespread devastation caused by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities has donated US$400,000 to the Pooled World Health Organisation (WHO) Ebol...... [continue reading]

NZ biscuit maker Griffin's sells for $700m

New Zealand biscuit maker Griffin’s has been sold to Universal Robina Corporation (URC), a Philippines-based food manufacturer, for $700m. URC sells a range of packaged foods across...... [continue reading]

Vodafone launches 4G in Tasmania

Vodafone has switched on its 4G (LTE) network in Tasmania, following successful live trials in recent weeks in West Moonah, Cambridge, New Norfolk, Warrane and Hobart Airport.... [continue reading]