Dan Wilkie rejoins the Business News editorial team as Associate Editor, after having launched Australia China Business Review as founding editor-in-chief. While specialising in commercial and residential property writing, Dan also writes across industries and assists editor Mark Beyer in planning and producing Business News' daily emails, fortnightly magazine and website publishing. Dan is a graduate of Curtin University.
PREMIER Colin Barnett has announced changes to the planning process that will establish the Department of Planning as the lead agency in major redevelopment projects, including the Perth waterfront and Northbridge Link.
FIGHTING widespread public perceptions of not-for-profit businesses as philanthropic organisations, while competing commercially against the private sector, is a key challenge facing the sector in Western Australia.
CHIEF executives of not-for-profit businesses speaking at the recent WA Business News boardroom forum said that balancing their community and member goals with the need to be commercially efficient was one of their biggest tasks.
UPDATED: Residential construction outfit Builton Group is closing its doors, after staff were told not to come to work on Monday, while an announcement that the company has been placed into administration expected later today or over the weekend.
Prominent land developer Nigel Satterley has predicted more pain to emerge from Perth’s apartments market, forecasting widespread price falls and more projects to fail as pressure builds on developers.