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Perth gets Qatar link

QATAR Airways will become the second carrier to fly the Perth-Middle East route from early next month while a third airline, Etihad Airways, may also enter the market soon.

GFC provides inspiration for ADCO

MANY tradesmen dream of one day getting off the tools, managing a thriving business, and driving a nice car that’s not a ute. 

Acquisitions, alliances put WBHO in frame

ACQUISITIONS and strategic alliances have helped civil construction and maintenance contractor WBHO Civil significantly expand its business operations in recent years.

Nationwide slump in property values

CAPITAL city dwelling values continued to fall in May, driven by weakness in the market for detached houses.

Regional centres catching FIFO opportunities

RESOURCES companies’ drive to source workers is having an effect on the state’s regional towns and cities, with growing numbers of fly-in, fly-out workers from these areas heading to the mines.

Thumbs up for rate cut

Businesses and industry groups have welcomed the decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to lower the official interest rate by 25 basis points to 3.50 per cent.

High-rise marks new phase for Geraldton

PLANS are well under way for construction of Geraldton’s first high-rise apartments following the recent completion of the city’s foreshore redevelopment. 

Highway focal point for Belmont builds

Belmont is undergoing a pickup in commercial and residential building activity along Great Eastern Highway, with new developments proceeding in tandem with the widening of the highway

Chip price still hurts

FORESTRY contractors in the South West and Great Southern regions are adjusting to a ‘new normal’ as they rebuild after the collapse of the large managed investment schemes and plans to build a broade

Consolidation, long-term growth focus a boost for forestry

HAVING battled poor woodchip prices and the collapse of many managed investment schemes, Western Australia’s blue gum plantation industry is seeking a turnaround in trading conditions over the medium

Perth clears way for more hotels in CBD

Perth City Council has backed more generous plot ratio bonuses across large parts of the city, with the hope it may encourage more hotel and residential developments in the CBD.

Amendment to encourage business in Freo

THE City of Fremantle has adopted a number of reforms it claims will help streamline the approvals process for businesses operating in the city.

Egan joins m3property

THE local office of Egan National Valuers, led by managing director Gavin Chapman, has announced that it will join m3property network.

New look at CUF option

The state government has committed $5 million towards feasibility and planning studies for a marine common use facility (CUF) in the Pilbara, likely to be at either Anketell or Lumsden Point.

Regis joins ranks of top stocks

GOLD producer Regis Resources has become the 10th Western Australian company to be included in the benchmark S&P/ASX 100 stock market index.

Alliance Airlines wins Argyle contract

Alliance Airlines will take over flying to Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond mine after the Brisbane-based company won a long-term fly in, fly out (FIFO) contract previously held by Skywest.

Qantas, Virgin swoop on mine travellers

Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia are continuing their push into Western Australia as they aim to secure a larger slice of the lucrative resources travel market.