Construction

Browse Basin: Ichthys ‘half way’ to completion

Inpex says construction work on its Ichthys gas project is now half complete.

The company intends to extract gas from the Browse Basin lease, piping it along the sea bed to its own processing facility near Darwin.

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Thursday, June 26th, 2014 Business and finance, Oil and gas Comments Off

Kununurra: Chinese buying old sugar mill

The Chinese developer of Ord Stage II is negotiating to buy Kununurra’s disused sugar mill.

Ord sugar mill, now leased by a sandlewood company

Ord sugar mill

The West Australian says the company will use it to process sorghum which is to be grown as an interim crop, before full-scale sugar production commences.

Meanwhile, new irrigation pipes have now been found to be leaking.

It is expected to cost $11 – 13 million to repair them.

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 Business and finance, Kununurra Comments Off

Ord Stage II: Cropping delayed

Sugar will not be grown in the new Ord agricultural lands this year.

The Chinese company developing is negotiating with the government to begin planting next year.

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Kununurra Comments Off

Kununurra: New courthouse to open this year

The ABC says Kununurra’s new courthouse is on track to open this year.

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 Kununurra, Police and courts Comments Off

Faulty pipes found in new Ord irrigation works

Inspectors say some of the pipes installed for Ord Stage II are faulty and must be replaced.

The Chinese company that is developing the land says this is not expected to delay the project schedule.

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Monday, March 10th, 2014 Business and finance, Kununurra Comments Off

Department evicts 130 tenants since 2011

Kimberley authorities have evicted 130 tenants from state housing since 2011.

Only seven of these were from the Kimberley.

A Department of Housing spokesman says repairs are two-and-a-half times as much as they are in the Kimberley.

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Friday, February 21st, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Shell orders boats for floating gas facility

Shell has ordered three support vessels from a Perth ship builder.

Photo courtesy Royal Dutch Shell

Photo courtesy Royal Dutch Shell

The are to be used at the proposed floating liquid natural gas (FLNG) facility at the company’s Prelude project in the Browse Basin.

This is said to be the largest domestic contract associated with the development to date.

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Friday, February 14th, 2014 Business and finance, Oil and gas Comments Off

Broome: Government axes boat ramp

Transport minister Troy Buswell has abandoned plans for a $50million recreational boating facility.

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Broome shire is meeting tonight, to consider requesting an urgent meeting with the state government.

You can read a media release here:

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013 Broome, Business and finance, Government Comments Off
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