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Price stability drives demand

DEMAND for new homes in Perth remains strong despite the recent interest rate rise and changes to the Federal Government’s first homebuyer’s scheme, according to Housing Industry Association executive officer John Dastlik.

BGC looks to improve on best practice

THE BGC Group, under the chairmanship of Len Buckeridge, has created a new position to co-ordinate its six retail housing companies,

Developers move after commissioners’ decision

PROPERTY developers are applauding the decision by the City of South Perth’s government-appointed commissioners to adopt a new Town Planning Scheme (No 6) after 10 years of debate and controversy.

Shire demands Busselton airport business plan

THE owner of the $5.5 million Busselton Regional Airport, the Shire of Busselton, has demanded a business plan for the airport’s future management by the end of November.

Kings Park Rd development

KATHLEEN Reidy House, the former Nurses Memorial Centre, and an adjoining office building on Kings Park Road are to be redeveloped into a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar commercial and residential building.

CB Richard Ellis moving forward

AGREEING to his first formal interview since arriving in Perth, CB Richard Ellis Perth managing director Graeme Russell said he prefers not to discuss the very public controversy surrounding his arrival two years ago.

Whitford City expansion veers off course

FINANCIAL woes at the Adelaide-based Harris Scarfe discount department store chain have knocked the Whitford City Shopping Centre’s $80 million expansion plans off track.

Budget blues

THE budget for the redevelopment of Perth’s historic old Treasury Building into a boutique hotel has blown-out to $30 million, necessitating the developers, Mirvac/Fini and Hawaiian Investments, ...

Standoff over civic centre

A $3 million upgrade of the Belmont Civic Centre, home of the City of Belmont council chambers, is enmeshed in a legal Mexican stand-off between the two lowest bidding builders.

Blackburne stays in Burswood role

Blackburne Properties Pty Ltd will still have a role in the $700 million redevelopment of Burswood’s 19.1ha Swan site despite Mirvac’s merger with local competitor, the Fini Group, to form Mirvac/Fini.

Ch10 lease bid

CHANNEL 10 could lease parts of its 4.5ha Dianella site for more efficient use of the surburban property, rather than moving to new premises.