Dan Wilkie

Dan Wilkie joined Business News in 2009 as a graduate of Curtin University. Dan's main reporting round is property, building and construction, architecture and residential real estate for the print edition, while in 2011 he expanded his focus to also oversee Business News’ daily online news coverage. 

Recent articles

Developments spring from Armadale growth

Population growth in Armadale is surpassing expectations, driving rapid residential, commercial and industrial development across the south-eastern suburb.

New home sales nudge higher in April

New home sales were slightly higher in Western Australia in April, but the level of sales during the past three months was 2.6 per cent lower than at the same time last year.

Work to start soon on Freo's Fort Knox

The $130 million restoration of Fremantle's historic Dalgety Wool Stores into luxury warehouse apartments is expected to begin shortly, with developers Match and Sirona Capital passing their 70 per cent pre-sales target.

Helping hand a Mighty effort

Five young men from rural WA are giving back to the community to make a mark in the world of fashion.

On-market days blow out

A Prominent Perth real estate agent has predicted it will soon take significantly longer than two months to sell a house in the metropolitan area as listings continue to rise, sparking greater competition among sellers.

Get it all at your suburban mall

Developers are bringing the main street back to the suburbs by integrating them, as well as housing, into new shopping centre builds.

Builder failure two years in the making

Complaints against builder Capital Works Constructions, which collapsed this month owing $8.5 million, date back to at least 2013, with the first of dozens of formal grievances lodged with the industry watchdog in that year.

$450m expansion for Westfield Innaloo

Shopping centre owner Scentre Group has lodged plans to spend $450 million expanding its Westfield Innaloo mall, with the proposal to cater for up to 500 apartments.

Buyer found for Sunset Hospital

A Malaysian Sultan has emerged as the buyer of Dalkeith's Sunset Hospital matron's house, with the state government announcing the sale of the 1,993 square metre property for $8.5 million.

739 apartments in Whitford City expansion

Plans are advancing for a major redevelopment at Westfield Whitford City, including 739 apartments along with 27,000 square metres of new retail space.

Ritz-Carlton, Kings Square towers approved

Perth's Ritz-Carlton hotel is a step closer to being built, with the City of Perth approving it, along with two mammoth apartment towers at Kings Square, overnight.

New sectors to lead office demand

A mix of tenants are moving into CBD space vacated by resources companies.



Rio Tinto$26.71bn
BHP Billiton Iron Ore$24.30bn
North West Shelf Venture$19.62bn
Fortescue Metals Group$12.48bn
Woodside Petroleum$6.09bn
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