Dan Wilkie

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.

Jaxon to build $21m Claremont apartments

Celsius Property Group has signed construction contractor Jaxon to build the latest apartment project at Claremont Oval, a $21 million, 40-dwelling luxury development.

Entertainment offerings breathe new life into Old Synagogue

Opening four venues in a heritage building in Fremantle is the latest venture from the team responsible for taking Oktoberfest national.

University signs global partner for Greater Curtin

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.

Quay change at Esplanade hotel

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.

Investors seek location, amenity

Apartment investors are increasingly buying for the same reasons as owner-occupiers, with larger dwellings and proximity to public transport, shops and other amenities the major determining factors.

Hilton to operate Albany waterfront hotel

International hotel group Hilton has chosen Albany to open its first Hilton Garden Inn in Australia, with construction starting on a five-storey, 108-room waterfront hotel this week.

Peak sporting associations deliver off-field wins

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.

West best for mass fundraising fun

Western Australians are putting their bodies on the line to provide vital funds for some of the state’s most active medical charities and research organisations.

Healthway, Lotterywest lead drive for better health

WA’s government health promotion agency, Healthway, is poised to deliver more positive outcomes in the community following its 2018 merger with Lotterywest.

Investments in medical tech to pay healthy dividends

Billions have been invested to ensure WA remains at the forefront of medical innovation and discovery.

Medical marvels delivering outcomes

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.

Simonds Group eyes WA expansion

A major east coast homebuilder led by the former boss of BGC Residential is planning to expand its national footprint, and WA is in its sights.

Edge seeks Subi growth with Orchard

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.

Innovation at heart of Stirling, MJA team

Two Perth property companies have helped shift perceptions around apartment living, with a long-running commitment to design innovation.

Suburban A-grade buildings the best office performers

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.

Government digs in on foreign buyer tax

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.

Raine Square lures King Street luxury

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.

Industry critical of indigenous tourism funding cuts

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.

Cedar Woods to acquire Subiaco site for $15m

Cedar Woods Properties is gearing up to launch its first infill development in Western Australia, after agreeing to acquire a development site in Subiaco for $15 million.

Government to cut red tape for tourism ventures

The state government will assist potential operators of new tourist attractions to navigate the approvals process, following an industry campaign to reduce the red tape stifling the sector.

Danny Psaros retires, winds up company

Property industry veteran Danny Psaros has called time on a 40 year career, with his retirement also bringing an end to his namesake development and construction firm.

WA assets in focus as retail sales rise

Investors are likely to sharpen their focus on Western Australian retail assets throughout the next 12 months, with retail turnover growing faster in WA than in any other state.

Property groups call for more housing stimulus

WA BUDGET: Property industry lobby groups have urged the state government to use its more favourable budgetary position to provide more stimulus to the housing sector.

Bartier takes lead at BGC Residential

The state’s biggest homebuilder is embracing the opportunity to grow market share under new leadership.

Contractors position for market rebound

WA’s commercial construction bosses remain cautiously optimistic, even as the industry reels from the longest and largest contraction of activity ever recorded.

Perth's largest construction jobs

Our gallery of Perth's biggest construction jobs and who is doing the work, click through to view.

Sharper focus on shielding subbies

Security of payments has been a hot topic of debate in WA construction, as the state government considers options to protect subcontractors.

Mirvac shakes off challenges

National developer Mirvac is seeking to leverage the strength of its balance sheet to pursue new opportunities, at a time much of its competition is stifled by a lack of available finance.

Serneke brings Swedish build to Freo

A Swedish construction giant will focus on the health and wellbeing of future residents as it rolls out its first development in WA.

Apartment owners upbeat on values

Western Australian apartment investors are overwhelmingly confident of capital growth over the medium to long term, according to fresh research.

Mark my words podcast

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.



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.

Tourism game-changer to land at Perth Airport

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.

South Perth high-rise stoush builds

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