Jenelle Carter

Day-tripping in the Gt Southern

If you're looking to combine some truly inspiring scenery with an inspired exercise effort, a hike through the Porongurup National Park should be top of the list.

Eagle Nickel in lacklustre ASX debut

Shares in Perth-based Eagle Nickel Ltd have made a flat debut on the Australian Securities Exchange today, opening at 25 cents each, or almost 17 per cent lower than their 30 cent offer price.

Neale Fong to chair aspiring miner

Controversial former health department boss Dr Neale Fong has emerged with a new role as executive chairman of a small exploration company that is planning to list on the Australian stock exchange next month.

Wolf shares up on Hemerdon resource estimate

Subiaco-based Wolf Minerals Ltd has confirmed a previous JORC resource estimate at its wholly owned Hemerdon Ball tungsten and tin deposit in Devon, United Kingdom.

Space race tight despite Capital plan

While there is no shortage of tenants looking for space in the Perth CBD, Saville Australia’s proposed 60,000 square metre office tower at Capital Square has actually intensified the competition to secure one of the largest tenants in the market left to p

Affordable rural charm attracts city investors

Although it’s still four years away from completion, the impact of the new Perth to Bunbury Highway is already being felt in residential property markets in the Peel and South West regions as more buyers look for medium to long-term growth prospects.

New home sales up in January

New home sales in Western Australia have started strongly in 2008, rising by 47.1 per cent in January from the previous month their highest level since March 2006, according to the Housing Industry Association.

WA's exploration spend up, national proportion falls- ABS

Western Australia has lost ground in its proportion of national exploration expenditure, slipping two percentage points between the September and December quarters of 2007 to achieve a 50.1 per cent spend, new Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show.

IMC gives View Resources a $19m lifeline

View Resources Ltd major shareholder IMC Resources (Australia) Pty Ltd has thrown a lifeline to the failed gold miner, offering to advance a $19 million loan to View's administrators.

McCusker says CCC wrong ...again

Relations between the Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia and its Parliamentary Inspector Malcolm McCusker QC have reached a new low, following the release of yet another critical report into CCC activities today.

Ammendment has projects on ice

While the ambitious $120 million redevelopment proposed for Scarborough’s landmark Rendezvous Observation City site is tipped to be the catalyst for further development in the area, a long-awaited planning amendment is still proving to be a stumbling bloc

New Scarborough plan

The $120 million plan to transform Scarborough’s ageing Rendezvous Observation City Hotel site may be another feather in the cap for planning and architecture firm HASSELL, but the firm is well aware of the enormous potential logistical challenges ahead.

Space squeeze has staffing implications

Perth’s position as the nation’s tightest office market is posing serious problems for employers trying to attract quality staff, according to Colliers International director of office leasing, Ian Campbell.

EG sticks to the plan

Having compiled a portfolio of prime Western Australian properties during the past four years, Sydney-based boutique funds manager EG Funds Management is poised to ramp up its activity in the west with a number of developments in the pipeline.

Talisman and Proto put $4m IPO on ice

Talisman Mining Ltd and Proto Resources and Investments Ltd have agreed to shelve the proposed $4 million initial public offer of their uranium joint venture, Protal Metals Group Ltd.

Observation City redevelopment plans revealed

Ambitious redevelopment plans for Scarborough's landmark Rendezvous Observation City site have now been lodged with the City of Stirling for development approval.

Bowler to tackle Kalgoorlie seat as independent

Former state government minister John Bowler has announced he will stand for the seat of Kalgoorlie as an independent candidate at the next state election, due in early 2009.

Boutique office projects in demand

With the first of the new breed of Perth office towers at least 12 months away from completion, developers are transforming small city sites into boutique office blocks and reaping the rewards in the interim.

Emu Nickel shares slide on ASX debut

Shares in Image Resources NL spin-out, Emu Nickel Ltd, opened at 39 cents each on their Australian stock exchange debut today, 22 per cent down on their offer price of 50 cents.

Consolidated Tin Mines in lacklustre ASX debut

Shares in Mount Pleasant-based tin explorer Consolidated Tin Mines Ltd debuted on the Australian stock exchange at 17 cents each today, slightly down on their offer price of 20 cents per share.

Iluka eyes expansion, profit in line with forecast

Mineral sands producer Iluka Resources Ltd has talked up the expansion prospects of its eastern states projects, after posting a full year net profit of $51.1 million in line with forecasts.

Emerald Hotel sold to Rendezvous for $25.1m

The 3.5 star Emerald Hotel Perth is set for a major refurbishment following its sale to the Singaporean owner of Scarborough's Rendezvous Observation City Hotel for $25.1 million.

Prime CBD office space snapped up

With Perth’s office vacancy rates at record lows, two major Perth lessees have finally pinned down space in new high rise developments in the CBD.

Hames Sharley to bed down at QEII

Following on from the success of its state-of-the-art Oral Health Centre development at Nedlands’ Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, architectural and planning practice Hames Sharley has been called back to design and plan a landmark $100 million research

Augustus Minerals shares down on ASX debut

Gold and base metals explorer, Augustus Minerals Ltd, has made a lacklustre debut on the Australian stock market today, with its shares opening at 40 cents each or 20 per cent down on their offer price of 50 cents.

Clough to anchor Alluvion office tower

Joint venture partners Charter Hall Ltd and Cape Bouvard Investments have confirmed the signing of Clough Ltd to anchor their new $220 million Alluvion office tower under construction on Mounts Bay Road.

Power Resources in positive ASX debut

Shares in Applecross-based uranium explorer Power Resources Ltd made a strong debut on the Australian Securities Exchange today, opening at 27 cents or more than 25 per cent up on their offer price.

Golden West shares tumble amid board turmoil

Shares in besieged takeover target Golden West Resources Ltd continued their downward spiral today, following the shock resignation late Friday of the company's chairman Geoff Wedlock and managing director Gary Hutchinson.

IMF reports $3.3m net profit, up 65%

Litigation funding provider IMF (Australia) Ltd has reported a net profit of $3.3 million for the six months to December 2007, representing a 65 per cent rise over the corresponding period last year.

Kiernan's Monarch, Territory raise capital

Michael Kiernan-chaired companies Monarch Gold Mining Company Ltd and Territory Resources Ltd have raised $10 million and $9.3 million, respectively, from share placements.

Newmont makes bright move

Reducing the environmental footprint of Perth’s new and existing office stock has become a major commitment for landlords, developers, architects and tenants alike; and now interior designers are finding themselves part of the equation.