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.
Fresh supermarket proposals are emerging across a range of near-city suburbs, including Highgate, West Perth, Nedlands, Inglewood and Como, as retail groups respond to community demand for modern shopping facilities.
PODCAST: Dan Wilkie and Matt Mckenzie discuss Blue Cow Cheese, hospitality insolvencies, Ribs & Burgers, Flinders Mines, Sandfire Mod takeover, Barminco, indigenous contracts, Rising Stars, and Great for the State.
SPECIAl REPORT: When Teck Global founder David Zucaro lost his job due to the collapse of his former employer, Forge Group, he saw an opportunity to fill a niche in the power systems and electrical engineering market.
Global serviced office and flexible workspace provider WeWork will establish a second Perth facility in Northbridge, taking up an entire floor of Warrington Property’s recently refurbished William Square.
Yolk Property Group is developing a 161-lot lakeside residential estate at Champion Lakes that will feature innovative housing products, a recreational and hospitality precinct and an aged care facility, in partnership with Southern Cross Care on behalf of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.
Canning Bridge IGA owner Greg Brindle’s efforts to overturn the approval of a $60 million Woolworths-anchored retail development in Mount Pleasant have been knocked back for a second time by the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Future high-density development in Subiaco will be clustered along main roads in close proximity to the suburb’s town centre and train station, with new planning guidelines endorsed by council this week.
One of the US’s biggest players in commercial property is using Perth as a launchpad to building a presence across Australia and the Asia-Pacific, establishing an alliance with local agency Vicus Property Group to underpin its plan.
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.
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.
INVESTMENT in mining and heavy industry in Western Australia will nose-dive by $9 billion in 2010-11 but will then steadily recover to the current boom levels, according to new construction industry forecasts.