WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Yanchep rail extension on track for construction stage

Yanchep rail extension on track for construction stage

The construction of the Yanchep rail extension is another step closer to fruition with the final documents for the project having been accepted by Infrastructure Australia.

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SA government considering tunnels for North-South Corridor upgrade

SA government considering tunnels for North-South Corridor upgrade

The South Australian government will investigate installing tunnels at the remaining two sections of the North-South Corridor upgrade, according to reports from News Corp Australia.

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Mechatronics to drive the engineering jobs of the future

Mechatronics to drive the engineering jobs of the future

Western Australia's Curtin University is fast-tracking a new double degree that combines both mechatronics and mechanical engineering, as the resources market begins to bounce back amid a looming shortage of engineering graduates coming into the sector.

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National skills shortage could derail Western Australian rail project

National skills shortage could derail Western Australian rail projectLock icon2

As the McGowan government prepares to issue tenders for two Metronet rail projects, questions are being raised about whether WA has enough workers with the right skills for the huge task ahead - with the first stage of the $4.75 billion project including almost 72km of new rail infrastructure, as well as the Forrestfield-Airport rail link.

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Sandvik turns to Konecranes

Sandvik turns to Konecranes

The Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology operations of the global high technology engineering group is relying on a new Konecranes 5t CXT crane to uphold its safety and quality commitments to customers, as it relocates to a new WA facility with improved functionality.

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WA & VIC Construction Site Safety Guides released

WA & VIC Construction Site Safety Guides released

Pro-Visual Publishing, in partnership with Master Builders Association Victoria and Western Australia, Australian Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) and the National Safety Council of Australia Foundation (NSCA) has released the latest edition of both the WA and VIC Construction Site Safety Guide.

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Perth labour supply business faces Court for alleged building site underpayments

Perth labour supply business faces Court for alleged building site underpayments

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a labour supply company in Perth, alleging it misclassified young labourers as independent contractors, when they were in fact employees, and underpaid them thousands of dollars.

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Building failures cost WA government up to $654m in 2016-17

Building failures cost WA government up to $654m in 2016-17

Western Australia is paying a massive price for construction industry insolvencies with a state government discussion paper revealing that failing building companies cost the economy between $337million and $654 million in 2016-17.

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CPB wins $260M contract

CPB wins $260M contract

CIMIC Group company, CPB Contractors, has secured a $260 million mining infrastructure works contract.

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Australian Marine Complex turns to digital tech

Australian Marine Complex turns to digital tech

Konecranes' latest digital technology suite is optimising the safety, uptime and availability of production-critical cranes in Australian Marine Complex's Common User Facility (CUF) in Western Australia.

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