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

Cockburn Freelife customers in limbo

City of Cockburn residents who had signed up with Freelife Homes say they're unable to get a new builder to resume construction of their houses, because the council is holding back new building permits.

Glove maker gives industry a handy lift

A passion to improve productivity, as well as keep people safe, has proved to be a formidable force for a local manufacturer.

Jacob gives nod for Roe 8

A proposed extension of Roe Highway in Perth's southern suburbs has received conditional approval by Environment Minister Albert Jacob.

Reiwa reports June median price fall

The second measure of Perth's residential real estate market in as many days has shown a similar result, with the Real Estate Institute of WA (Reiwa) reporting a 1.3 per cent fall, or $5,000, in median prices in June.

Perth the nation's second most expensive city

Perth has been ranked Australia's second most expensive city to live in, but it's not Sydney where cost of living is higher among the nation's capitals.

Building to start soon on Dockers HQ

Construction is expected to start in coming weeks on the Fremantle Dockers' new headquarters, with the City of Cockburn finalising an $83 million contract with construction giant Brookfield Multiplex.

Developer sought for Albany beachfront

A long-vacant plot at Albany's Middleton Beach has returned to market, with the state government seeking a developer for the former Esplanade Hotel development site it purchased late last year for $7 million.

Australia first, then the world for Seqta - SPECIAL REPORT

A commitment to making things easier in education has been the key to success for this year's Rising Stars winner. Click through to see more on SEQTA Software and the other winners of Business News' 2015 Rising Stars awards.

No capital growth for Perth houses

Perth median house prices remained largely flat in June, recording a 0.4 per cent fall, taking the yearly reduction to 0.9 per cent, according to market analysts CoreLogic RP Data.

Perth Airport seeks operator for first hotel

Perth Airport has made progress towards the development of the first of two hotels planned for the airport, putting out the call for an experienced operator.The hotel is planned to be located at the Airport Central precinct, located near terminals 1 and 2.

Seqta shines among Rising Stars

Educational software provider SEQTA has capped a remarkable year of growth, being named the Business News Rising Stars award winner for 2015.

Second arch lifted at Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay's eye-catching pedestrian bridge is taking shape, with the second arch lifted into place by a joint venture between contracting firms SRG Limited, Decmil Group and Hawkins Civil.



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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