Jamie Wade

$400m lithium processing plant for Kwinana with construction to start next month

A Chinese-backed company mining and exporting lithium in Western Australia for more than 25 years will build a $400 million lithium processing plant south of Perth.

Proposed new iron ore mines in Mid West to provide 770 construction jobs, 425 FTE jobs

A Perth-based mining services and processing company plans to develop two iron ore deposits in the mid-west of WA with the construction phase to provide about 770 jobs and the operations phase 425 full time jobs.

Design for 25,000 oz gold mine in Eastern Goldfields clearer in December quarter

Discussions are said to be well advanced with mining contractors and toll treatment processing facilities to determine up to date costs for final mine optimisation and pit design work of a small gold project in the Eastern Goldfields.

$3b first stage development of oil project off WA could have approval by June

A $3 billion first stage development of an oil project off Western Australia could have investment approval as early as June.

Lithium project in Pilbara costing $129m to develop flagged to start producing in Q3 CY2017

Process plant equipment would comprise 65 per cent of the total capital cost of $129 million to develop a lithium project in the Pilbara.

Rare earths mine in Gascoyne region to cost $390m to $420m with 2019 start

A rare earths mine based on a deposit 270km east-northeast of Carnarvon would cost $390 million to $420 million to develop and have a seven year life.

Mining services contract worth $38m awarded for early works at Goldfields deposits

A $38 million contract has been awarded for mining services at deposits 50 kilometres south east of Kalgoorlie.

Preferred contractor and architects selected for $428m WA Museum project

Exclusive negotiations are underway with a preferred contractor and architect to design and build the new museum in Perth.

Contractor appointed for $350m Peel shopping centre redevelopment, work starts mid-year

One of Australia’s leading retail property groups has appointed a contractor to undertake a $350m redevelopment of major shopping centre in the Peel region.