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Catie Low

Catie started her journalism career at Business News before broadening her experience with a stint as the commercial property editor for The West Australian. During this period she also covered the retail, technology and healthcare sectors, before shifting into the role of fashion editor for two years.
Catie then took a break from reporting to have a family, and returned as a regular contributor to Business News in early 2016.

LandCorp plans for regional demand

LANDCORP'S bid to build a network of industrial estates in regional Western Australia is premised on meeting industrial demand to support the state's major mining and resource projects over the nex

Shortage of large industrial lots linked to infrastructure discourages investment

A lack of well-serviced industrial land is hampering investment in WA.

Award for clean sites

Mining village service provider Sodexo Australia's resource recovery program has won it the Waste Authority's Waste Reduction & Resource Recovery Initiative award at the 2011 Waste Awards.

Court win sparks valuation re-evaluation

RODERICK and Kathleen McKay's successful Supreme Court bid to increase the compensation payment for the mandatory acquisition of their Ravenswood farm by Main Roads and the WA Planning Commission h

New Energy keen not to waste power opportunity

WEST Perth renewable energy business New Energy Corporation plans to build a $180 million waste-to-energy plant in Port Hedland to service the region's growing population and the major resource pro

New scanner turns up gold

AN underwater sediment scanner that eliminates the need for divers and provides real-time data for environmental monitoring has won engineering group WorleyParsons and the Port Hedland Port Authori

Invest in land infrastructure, Barnett urged

Developer Cedar Woods has called for greater state government investment in basic infrastructure to avoid projected shortfalls in new housing stock and sharp rises in property prices in the next ni

Top fashion chains hunt big CBD space

A SHORT supply of big retail spaces in the CBD is hampering plans by two of Europe's top fashion chains to set up shop in Perth and reap the benefits of the state's long-term economic outlook.

Broad business support for the arts

THE celebration of Western Australia's top business-arts partnerships this week revealed the increasingly important contribution small and medium-sized businesses are making to the

Hot CBD market drives smaller projects

Perth's pressure-cooker office market is driving the development of a number of smaller projects on the edge of the CBD as city tenants seek space to consolidate their operations and take advantage

Results reflect tough year for listed players

PERTH'S listed property players are upbeat in their outlook for 2012 even if investor sentiment and an anaemic residential market continue to weigh on their performance.

Pop-up shops inject new life into empty outlets

VACANT city shopfronts are being transformed into artisan emporiums, artist studios and fashion galleries as CBD landlords embrace pop-up, or temporary, retail concepts to energise unleased space.

Family snares top shop sites

A WELL-KNOWN Perth family is understood to be the new owner of a significant swathe of Oxford Street after paying $9.5 million for four of Leederville's most high-profile shopfronts.

Hicks embraces Freo development challenge

PERTH Waterfront Taskforce chair Stuart Hicks is pitting his alliance-building skills against Fremantle's thorniest planning issues after taking on the chair of the newly formed Fremantle Union.

Approvals assessment a welcome first step

LOCAL developers have cautiously welcomed a push to simplify the environmental approvals process for the Perth and Peel regions, so long as it doesn't push up the cost of housing.

Asian growth just the ticket for Vix ERG

THE automated ticketing technology that promised so much and delivered so little for shareholders in listed company ERG has turned into a profitable business for Vix ERG and its backer, Duncan Savi

Isolation fosters innovation for iWebGate

The vast distances that separate Perth from the rest of the world have proved a creative catalyst for fledgling technology business iWebGate.

Broad applications for Remote-i

AUSTRALIANS living outside of the major cites will have access to top medical specialists from their own community if Perth-based researcher and innovator Yogesan Kanagasingam can realise his visio

Administrators wade into seagrass impasse

LUKE Saraceni is understood to be close to putting an administrator into his interest in the troubled Port Geographe project after listed property developer Axiom put its 40 per cent stake into adm

Syndicators grow portfolios in soft sector

PERTH property syndicator Primewest is understood to be close to buying the former Clough building at 251 St Georges Terrace in a deal industry sources suggest could be worth at least $60 million.

FIFO workforce urged to get it right on census night

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia is urging the resource sector's army of fly-in, fly-out workers to accurately complete their census forms tomorrow to ensure the state's fast

Ambitious plans built on strong foundation

AFTER a decade in Dubai, Woods Bagot architect Mark Mitcheson-Low has moved back to Perth with big ambitions for the city he sees as the regional growth hub of Australia.

FIFO workforce urged to get it right on census night

THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia is urging the resource sector's army of fly-in, fly-out workers to accurately complete their census forms this Tuesday to ensure the state's

Social entrepreneurs help Indonesia save lives after disasters

ENTREPRENEUR Michael Henderson's gaze has always been trained north, to our populous near neighbour and a region that also sits in a one of the natural disaster-prone parts of the world.

James sees full-service model as the best fit

THERE'S more than a hint of the old school ad executive about The Brand Agency's founder, chairman and chief, Ken James.

Retravision harnesses brand goodwill

THE decision by Retravision (WA) to expand into solar energy systems earlier this year harnessed the goodwill developed by its 50-year-old brand to sell an increasingly popular green technology.

Digital dilemma as business recognises potential of social media 'conversations'

ADVERTISING agency 303 couldn't keep up with coverage its Enjoy the Ride campaign attracted in social media in the days following its launch on behalf of the Office of Road Safety.

Positioning plays in brand new paradigm

Branding professionals are still grappling with the after effects of the GFC as well as increased competition from across the communications sector, but opportunities exist for creative thinkers.

Growth trend for main players

PERTH'S ever-shrinking pool of big brands hasn't held back the renewal of the advertising industry, with seven of the top 20 agencies 10 years old or younger, according to the data compiled for the

Tight city leasing market puts spotlight on development sites in the CBD

Perth's leasing market is the tightest in Australia, and with talk of a major new office tower, property analysts are warning tenants need to move now to take advantage of the city's next major construction cycle.

A modern marketing man

In many respects Meerkats managing director Gavin Bain is the very antithesis of advertising.

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Brookfield water move

Brookfield Infrastructure has joined Azure Capital as a major shareholder in emergent Perth water utility Water West.

Wyllie Group cuts ties with Investmet

Major private investment player Wyllie Group has cut direct ties with mining dealmaker Michael Fotios's investment syndicate, Investmet, a significant backer of junior resources companies and other speculative opportunities.

Buyer closes in on Port Geographe

A buyer is understood to be circling the Port Geographe development near Busselton, potentially ending years of uncertainty for the blighted marina project.

Poli circles Port Geographe

Aquila Resources founder Tony Poli has emerged as a potential buyer for the Port Geographe development, in a move that could breathe new life into the long-stalled coastal project.

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More scandal than I can handle

Obviously I'm missing something, because it's clear my idea of what constitutes 'the news' is far removed from the views of many of my fellow Australians.

Karratha rents ‘normalising’ to $1,700/week

THE state's buoyant resources sector has proved a mixed blessing for Karratha.

Business collapse reveals untidy history

The liquidation of mining services outfit C&G Group Industries has revealed links between the Western Australian operation's director, Christopher Skelly, and a messy business collapse in Christchurch New Zealand.

Failure to engage makes for risky business

Political and business leaders need to make clear, rational arguments to counter the more extreme claims from those who feel disenfranchised.