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.
Three months after the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority rejected its $450 million Iconic Scarborough proposal, developer 3 Oceans Property has emerged with a set of revised plans that feature slimmer towers and a renewed focus on tourism.
The growing spectre of online shopping has not deterred one of the country’s largest retailers from investing in its bricks-and-mortar assets, with David Jones opening its fifth Western Australian store today as part of the final chapter of Mandurah Forum’s $350 million redevelopment.
City workers seem to have developed an appetite for salad bar City Greens Co on St Georges Terrace, prompting the launch of two more venues in the CBD and with a potential national rollout on the cards.
Two weeks after the Mangles Bay marina proposal was knocked back, it has emerged that a marina development in Rockingham could still materialise, with a development application for the neighbouring Port Rockingham project lodged late last month.
The state government has named Fini Group and TRG Properties, in partnership with Primewest, as the successful proponents for the first two development lots at LandCorp’s infill project Montario Quarter, located at the former Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital site.
Saracen Mineral Holdings managing director Raleigh Finlayson has received the top honour at Business News’ 2018 40under40 awards, named First Amongst Equals ahead of a diverse field of Western Australia’s young business and community leaders.
The state government has blocked a major residential project near Rockingham, following objections by local residents and environmentalists, with joint venturer Cedar Woods Properties saying this afternoon it was disappointed and would seek to recover its costs.
The property sector has been given its first taste of the latest changes to the state’s planning systems, with experienced town planner and urban designer Evan Jones revealing his initial ideas at a recent Urban Development Institute of Australia event.
Boutique property player LKD Development Group has taken the next step in delivering its latest project, appointing Jaxon to commence construction of its nine-storey residential development on Tully Road in East Perth next month.
Master Builders Association WA executive director Michael Mclean has announced plans to retire at the end of this year while former Perth business director Suzanne Ardagh has been appointed to lead Lester Blades’ board advisory service.
Singaporean company Wee Hur Holdings is set to join Perth’s wave of student accommodation developments, following today’s announcement it has recruited Sydney-based Intergen Property Group as the fund’s onshore investment manager with a $700 million mandate to find new development opportunities across Australia.
From skills shortages and new regulations to policy formation and industrial disputes, the Master Builders Association has played an important role in advocating for the state’s building and construction industry since 1898.
Signs of recovery across Perth’s property market continue to emerge, with the latest figures from the Urban Development Institute of Australia showing land sales were up 4 per cent for the December 2017 quarter.
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.
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.
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.