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.
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.
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.
Listed investor Growthpoint Properties Australia has struck a deal to buy a Wellington Street office building, the latest deal off the back of a healthy sales pipeline for Perth’s commercial office market.
Singapore-listed Fragrance Group is one step closer to realising its $180 million vision for a two-tower hotel-cum-office and residential development in the CBD’s west end, with the City of Perth giving the project the green light.
Sentiment towards Western Australia’s housing market fell during the second quarter of 2018 but the state is expected to lead the country for residential property capital growth over the next two years, according to a survey of industry professionals.
The state government will transfer land in Westonia to the Central East Aged Care Alliance as part of its initiative to boost seniors’ accommodation across the Wheatbelt region, with Pindan awarded the tender for the design and construction of 72 new dwellings.