Katie McDonald is the property writer for Business News and joined the team in 2016. At the 2017 WA State Media Awards Katie was a finalist for the Best Cadet/New Journalist award and took out the top prize for the Best Culture and Arts Report, which she also won in 2018. At the start of 2020 Katie returned to the Business News team after a stint in copywriting. Katie completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Western Australia in 2015 with a double major in marketing and english studies.
More than 135 matters of suspected criminal conduct concerning The City of Perth have been referred to the commonwealth and state authorities, following the completion of a high profile, two-year inquiry into the city’s council and administration.
An analysis of more than 500 apartment sales over the past three years has shown apartments located in Claremont have maintained premium price points in comparison to neighbouring suburbs Subiaco, Floreat, Jolimont and Shenton Park.
Recent research on the recycling of building materials in Western Australia has highlighted a pressing need to help facilitate behavioural change across the state’s construction sector, which is estimated to produce more than 1.5 million tonnes of waste each year.
Primewest has unveiled the second stage of its $100 million plan for the City of Joondalup, pushing ahead with an $80 million proposal for a 12,000 square metre office building, with parking for 150 vehicles.
The Housing Industry Association of Australia has forecast a recovery for Western Australia’s home building sector over the next 12 months, following a series of stimulus schemes announced by state and federal governments in recent weeks.
Grange Development Consulting has unveiled plans to transform a site on Stirling Highway into an 80-apartment project, the group's second proposal on the highway following its controversial application for the Chellingworth Motors site in Nedlands.