Katie McDonald is the property writer for Business News. Katie previously covered the community and arts, education and science sector when she joined the team in 2016, after a brief stint as a recruitment consultant. At the 2017 WA State Media Awards Katie took out the top prize for the Best Culture and Arts Report and was also a finalist for the Best Cadet/New Journalist award. Katie completed a bachelor of commerce at the University of Western Australia in 2015 with a double major in marketing and english studies.
Property developer Peet has reported an increase in net profit after tax for the 2018 financial year, entering FY19 backed by a state government contract for a 220-hectare landholding in Brabham, near the Swan Valley.
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Adco Constructions has broken ground on SwanCare’s $55 million retirement living and aged care project at Bentley Park, which will include a new residential care facility as well as a leisure precinct.
Local property investor and developer Lester Group has unveiled plans for a new 186-home seniors’ lifestyle community called Edenlife Australind, within its Kingston residential estate in the south west.
The worst may be over for Perth’s office market, with the latest statistics pointing to another fall in vacancies, dropping slightly from 19.8 per cent to 19.4 per cent in the six months to July, according to the Property Council of Australia’s mid-year office market report released today.
Scentre Group is set to lift the curtain of its $350 million Westfield Carousel redevelopment at the end of this month, which will feature a new rooftop dining and entertainment precinct as well as an additional fashion mall, anchored by David Jones.
Western Australia’s improving economic outlook was a driving factor behind the decision by national design firm Architectus to open a Perth office, headed by former Woods Bagot executive Mark Mitcheson-Low.
Civil engineering contractor Ertech has been chosen to deliver the first stage of the City of Rockingham’s plans for a $15.7 million revitalisation of its foreshore precinct, with construction to start on Monday.
Broad Construction has commenced building works at Hall & Prior’s $90 million planned community Karingal Green, a new aged care precinct set to provide 160 beds, health and wellness hubs, as well as research and training facilities.
Gumala Aboriginal Corporation executive officer Jahna Cedar has been named the 2017 Business News 40under40 First Amongst Equals, taking the top honour ahead an impressive field of Western Australia’s young business and community leaders.
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority has disclosed that the majority of public submissions on the $450 million Iconic Scarborough development supported the project, but said all government agencies and utilities it consulted, with the sole exception of Tourism WA, opposed it.
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority has rejected a $450 million proposal for two towers near Scarborough beach with the developer behind the project, 3 Oceans Property, saying the decision was a missed opportunity to show courage and vision.
Following the rejection of an initial proposal late last year, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority has given 3 Oceans Property the green light to progress its twin-tower mixed-use development on the corner of West Coast Highway and Scarborough Beach Road.
Woolworths subsidiary ALH Group has had a win in the State Administrative Tribunal this week over its plans to develop a Dan Murphy's liquor store as part of its Como Hotel redevelopment, following a multi-year saga involving liquor licensing and the City of South Perth.