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Dan Wilkie

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.

Artisans distil spirits’ true essence

SPECIAL REPORT: WA distillers are poised at the forefront of the next big movement in boutique beverages.

Gen next at Whitford City

Scentre Group is gearing up to unveil its next-generation dining and entertainment precinct at Westfield Whitford City, one of several planned upgrades to its shopping centres across Perth.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Dan Wilkie discuss builder collapses, Wesfarmers leadership, CEO salaries, distilleries and breweries.

Energy-efficient projects give residents the power

New projects are helping to cement WA’s reputation as a leader in environmentally sensitive development.

Tsagalis driven by outcomes

Notching up 15 years in business, and managing more than $1.1 billion in combined retail rents for clients over that time, is a significant achievement in any industry.

Local builder goes bust after watchdog warning

Mount Hawthorn-based builder Talbot Le Page Homes has been placed into administration, just more than a month after the Building Commission warned consumers over its financial capacity.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Dan Wilkie discuss Forrest’s donation, Midland Gate expansion, investing in man caves and ICT for small business. 

HopgoodGanim finds resources partner

Law firms HopgoodGanim Lawyers and Hunt & Humphry will amalgamate from July 1, with the deal designed to boost the combined firm’s capabilities to take advantage of increasing activity in the reso

Next stage for Knutsford build

Adrian Fini’s development firm FJM Property is gearing up to launch the third stage of its Knutsford Precinct, near Fremantle, which was last year named as one of the best infill projects in the nation by the Australian Institute of Architects. 

Pindan gets solid return on Sydney sale

Pindan Capital has booked a near-$9 million profit after selling an office building in Sydney for $22 million.

Pilbara tourism hub for indigenous group

Indigenous employment group Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation is continuing its push into hospitality and tourism, unveiling plans to develop a tourism hub at Cossack, a historic ghost town located around 15 kilometres from Roebourne.

Burke finds middle ground on builds

A foray into the mid-level market is paying dividends for luxury homebuilder Brian Burke Homes. 

Diploma maintains faith despite liquidation order

UPDATE: Diploma Group boss Nick Di Latte says the company will continue to push forward with its proposal to revive the company and provide a return to creditors, after provisional liquidators were appointed to 20 Diploma-related entities today.

Innovation in the air as Crown sniffs an opportunity

Crown is hoping to provide its customers with a memorable sensory experience.

More than a man cave, it’s an investment

Perth-based property investment group Metro Invest has created a new class of asset, tapping into the increasing demand for space as backyard sheds and workshops disappear from the suburbs.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Dan Wilkie discuss the Officeworks IPO, the WA economy, Diploma Group, and philanthropy and giving.   

Vicinity presses go on $100m Midland expansion

Aldi, JB Hi-fi and Harris Scarfe will anchor a $100 million extension of Midland Gate Shopping Centre, with construction to begin later this month.

Wyatt slashes first homebuyer boost

Local builders say they’re disappointed by the state government’s decision to axe a $5,000 boost to the first home owner’s grant, with one of Western Australia’s peak housing bodies describing the ann

Sirona signs builder for $270m Freo job

Construction will start on Sirona Capital’s $270 million Kings Square Fremantle revitalisation project in August, with national construction contractor Probuild signed to carry out the works.

Diploma holds off ASIC action

Diploma Group has been granted a two-week lifeline to finalise its plan to provide a return to creditors of the collapsed building and development firm.

Green shoots in industrial land

A move towards larger holdings in well-serviced industrial estates is bringing optimism to the sector.

International players hit investment heights in Perth property

Perth's upcoming development pipeline has a distinctly international flavour.

Old Tradewinds gets new look

Prendiville Group has completed the fourth major redevelopment of a property in its portfolio in as many years, with East Fremantle’s historic Tradewinds Hotel having undergone a significant facelift.

Metronet the missing link for urban infill

WA’s property sector is keenly awaiting the new state government’s public transport works program. 

Lifeline for Scarborough dunes, businesses

Scarborough’s sand dunes have gotten an 11th hour reprieve after the state government honoured an election commitment to rework planned road extensions, while businesses disrupted by a $75 million redevelopment program along the beachfront have been given a lifeline.

Land costs issue for affordability

The cost of developing land needs to be reduced to properly address housing affordability, according to the new national chief executive of the Master Builders Association.

Harris Scarfe back, in Joondalup

Department store Harris Scarfe is back in Western Australia, ending more than 15 years’ absence from the state’s retail sector.

International groups to revive Perth City Link

A third student accommodation project has been proposed for Perth’s CBD, while a Hong Kong-based developer has been enlisted to build a residential, retail and entertainment complex as part of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority’s latest efforts to get things moving at the Perth City Link.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast, Dan Wilkie and Mark Beyer discuss big changes to the public service, property developers, opportunities in defence, a new Qantas service, and our annual review of mining projects.

Olive oil ecotourism opportunity

PHOTO ESSAY: About six weeks after the last grapes have been picked from the vines in the Margaret River region another bountiful harvest begins – the olive harvest.

Brookfield shows off latest in office design

Brookfield Property Partners has used the vacant level four at 108 St Georges Terrace to showcase the latest in international office design.

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MBA takes a positive view amid collapses

Two more builders have gone bust as the transition from all-time highs of activity continues.

Local builder goes bust after watchdog warning

Mount Hawthorn-based builder Talbot Le Page Homes has been placed into administration, just more than a month after the Building Commission warned consumers over its financial capacity.

Builton close to collapse

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.

Perth builder goes bust

Home building companies Freelife Homes and Visionaire Homes, both divisions of Capital Works Constructions, have been placed into voluntarily administration, leaving more than 300 customers unsure whe

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Satterley stirs apartments debate

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.

Gillard and Swan remain after challenge evaporates

Prime minister Julia Gillard and her deputy Wayne Swan will continue in their jobs, after no competing candidates entered the leadership ballot called in Canberra today.

South Perth high-rise stoush builds

The ongoing battle over high-density development in South Perth has stepped up a notch in recent weeks.

Legal fight looms over tower rejection

The rejection by planning authorities of a 44-storey apartment proposal on Mill Point Road in South Perth is unlikely to be the last word in the battle over the contentious project.