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.

New near-city shopping options

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.

Welshpool industrial asset sold for $11.6m

Warrington Capital Partners has sold an office and warehouse property in Welshpool for $11.6 million to an eastern states investment group.

Mark my words podcast

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.

Subiaco complex The Colonnade sold for $38m

Hawaiian has sold Subiaco retail and office complex The Colonnade for $37.85 million, in a deal brokered jointly by JLL and Ray White Commercial.

Seagrass seizes Perth opportunity

While many Perth hospitality operators are closing their doors, a national group is building a solid portfolio of restaurants and bars across the city.

Psychology and wellness group the master Rising Star

A commitment to make a real difference to community mental health has propelled Masters & Co Psychology and Wellness to the top of 2019’s Business News Rising Stars.

Teck Global solution powers growth

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.

West Winds blow strong for Tailor Made

SPECIAL REPORT: Maker of The West Winds gins, The Tailor Made Spirits Company, prides itself on providing a point of difference in the craft distilling space.

Bros to roll out plumbing plan

SPECIAL REPORT: In just its third year of operation, Plumbing Bros has embarked on an ambitious plan to rollout its business model across the country.

WeWork to open second Perth office

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.

Waterfront living at Champion Lakes

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.

Appeal over Woolies approval dismissed for second time

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.

JWH Group shifts first homebuyer focus

JWH Group is refining its offering for first homebuyers who favour location over size.

Forrest buying into Fremantle

Andrew Forrest has invested $15 million on Fremantle property assets in the past 15 months, as the biggest regenerative project in local history nears completion

Subiaco endorses new planning rules

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.

Architects shortlisted to redevelop Cottesloe's Indiana

Andrew Forrest’s Minderoo Group has named a shortlist of four architecture firms to guide the redevelopment of Cottesloe’s famous Indiana Tea House.

US giant finds Perth partner

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.

Small-scale brewing’s next frontier

One of WA’s most experienced hospitality professionals is helping lower the barriers to enter the craft beer industry.

Cranking up the beer creativity

WA’s contemporary brewers are building on the foundations laid by modern institutions such as Little Creatures and Feral Brewing Company.

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.



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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Breakthrough for mallees

THE development of a specialised harvester has been hailed as a crucial breakthrough in creating a commercially viable oil mallee industry.

Debate hots up ahead of vote

City and rural business groups have lined up in their traditional opposing corners as Western Australians prepare for a six-week campaign ahead of the daylight saving referendum on May 16.

Simulation provides real-world solutions

TWO decades of research has taken Osborne Park software firm Stochastic Simulation to what it believes is the brink of revolutionising the oil and gas reservoir simulation industry.

Short, sharp slump for resources sector

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.