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 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.
Curtin University has secured a development partner for $300 million worth of works at its Bentley campus, which will include 1,000 new student accommodation beds, a 60-room boutique hotel and 3,000 square metres of commercial space.
One of Perth’s oldest hotel sites has been given a fresh look, with the New Esplanade Hotel renovated and repositioned as Quay Perth, an 80-room boutique property operated by high-end Singaporean hospitality chain Louis T Collection.
The collective success of WA’s professional sporting teams is currently the envy of the nation, but it is the collective influence of the state’s peak clubs on the health and wellbeing of communities that is perhaps their greatest achievement.
Home to some of Australia’s most heralded and important research foundations, WA’s relative isolation has done little to dampen the medical research sector’s inspiration for innovation. Here are some of the leading lights dedicated to making the state, and the world, a healthier place to live.
Apartment developer Edge Visionary Living has added an 82-dwelling project in Subiaco to its burgeoning pipeline of works, with the firm continuing to find opportunities in a difficult multi-residential market.
A-grade buildings in suburban locations are the best-performing office stock in Perth, according to fresh research which found that just more than 20 per cent of all commercial office buildings in the metropolitan area are vacant.
The state government will not consider pausing or scrapping its surcharge on foreign property purchasers, despite a sharp reduction in sales to offshore buyers and growing scepticism around whether revenue will meet projections.
King Street landlords are facing stiff competition to maintain the precinct as Perth’s most exclusive and upmarket retail destination, with Tiffany & Co and Kailis Jewellery to join Louis Vuitton at the redeveloped Raine Square.
Treasurer Ben Wyatt’s state budget has delivered a dud for indigenous tourism, with funding slashed by nearly a third despite visitors to the state voicing their desire for authentic Aboriginal experiences.
PODCAST: Dan Wilkie and Delia Price discuss Iconic Scarborough, a developer collapses, Hossean Pourzand, Ausdrill fraud, Nedlands' density, the Pavilion Markets, and philanthropy and charitable donations.
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.
Perth Airport is paving the way for Western Australia to have a tourism attraction of global significance, setting aside land to facilitate the development of the $510 million Australian Biome Project.