Dan Wilkie rejoined the Business News editorial team as Associate Editor in late 2018, after having spent the previous 18 months launching the now-defunct Australia China Business Review as founding editor-in-chief. While specialising in commercial and residential property writing, Dan also wrote across industries and assisted editor Mark Beyer in planning and producing Business News' daily emails, fortnightly magazine and website publishing. Dan is a graduate of Curtin University.
UPDATED: ASX-listed apartments developer Finbar Group expects to start building its $300 million, 39-storey Civic Heart project in South Perth later this year, after Planning Minister Rita Saffioti superseded local planning authorities and approved the development.
Closing the Perth City Deal, tackling homelessness and antisocial behaviour, and providing opportunities for population growth are expected to be the top challenges for a new chief executive of the City of Perth.
An industrial property in Malaga has sold for $7.5 million, while a bulky goods property tenanted by furniture retailer Early Settler and homewares shop Adairs has been sold to a local investor for $6.7 million.
Perkins Builders has unveiled a pair of significant contract wins, with the Bunbury-headquartered construction group to deliver new aerobridges for Perth Airport's international terminal and non-process infrastructure for Albemarle Corporation’s $1 billion Kemerton lithium processing plant.
Local film production company Legend Media Group has gained Chinese approval for its first Australian-Chinese co-production feature film Outback Dragon, slated to start filming in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Perth later this year.
A Perth-based company has developed a new device it says cuts tradies’ exposure to silica dust, which has been responsible for the rising incidence of silicosis among building and construction workers.
National childcare provider Insight Early Learning has formed a partnership with Fremantle Football Club, placing physical health and wellbeing at the forefront of a new childcare operation known as Freo Kids.