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The State’s reformed mining and petroleum assessment processes have helped underpin one of Western Australia’s newest resource success stories.

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion revealed today that the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) had posted a new approval record, processing the Mining Lease for the Sirius Resources Nova nickel project in just 25 days.

“This is 40 days less than the target of 65 days under our revamped approvals system,” Mr Marmion said.

“This is reform in action, and means this exciting new resource in the Fraser Range near Norseman will likely go from discovery to production in three years, creating more employment in our mining sector.”

The initial significant nickel, copper and cobalt mineralisation was found in July 2012, and mining is due to start as early as 2015.

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The portal to advertise tenders for the construction of the new Perth Stadium and surrounding Sports Precinct is now live, offering opportunities for businesses of all sizes to play a part in the delivery of this world-class venue.

Small Business Minister Joe Francis said 12 packages were expected to be offered before the end of 2014.  With a combined value of more than $140million, they will include the provision of tower cranes, form work and concrete supply, rigging, precast walls, beams and planks, structural steel and site security services.

Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ‘ProjectConnect’ will advertise construction phase tenders on behalf of the Westadium construction contractor, Brookfield Multiplex.

“The new Perth Stadium is a major project for the State and 100 tenders are expected to be awarded during the three-year construction period - a great opportunity for local businesses,” Mr Francis said.