Marsha Jacobs

An awesome result for Woodside partnership

Woodside Energy first funded the AWESOME Arts Australia in 2000 as part of its long-standing commitment to young Australians.

Youth focus by Kwinana team

Kwinana Industries Education Partnership (KIEP) is an award winning industry/education partnership formalised in 1995 to break down barriers between education and industry, strongly supported by 34 Kwinana industries, 12 high schools, tertiary institution

Culture the property of all

LWP Property group is the developer of Ellenbrook, the fastest growing and most awarded new urban community in Western Australia.

Aragon’s ARTRAGE relationship a licence for collaborative creativity

Aragon Legal, which recently became an incorporated law firm, has won this year’s best first-time partnership award for its work with ARTRAGE.

Gallery, Marketforce partnership a corporate and artistic vision

Built on strong foundations of creativity, innovation and a passion for the arts, the partnership between Marketforce and the Art Gallery of Western Australia reflects the corporate outlook of both organisations.

$47m bid for Jandakot airport site

Private funds manager Ascot Capital is in the final stages of negotiation to purchase Jandakot Airport for $47 million from companies linked to bankrupt earthmoving mogul Kevin Pollock.

Ugg boot’s on the other foot

It is a struggle that tugs at the sense of national pride felt by many Australians, the little Aussie battler versus the corporate giant (a US giant at that) – it’s the fight over a great Aussie icon, the ugg boot.

Port Bouvard returns favour

Port Bouvard expects increased return to shareholders on better-than-expected prices for the final sale of land at its two estates, in Stirling and near Mandurah.

Approval for $25m Monkey Mia plan

Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort has been granted environmental approval for a $25 million proposal to double the size of the resort, located in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area.

$24.3m funds boost for DPP

The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has received a $24.3 million funding boost from the state government, enabling the employment of 42 additional prosecutors.

Multiplex confident Steve’s on track

Mulitplex has received 54 registrations of interest, complete with a $5,000 registration fee, for 37 apartments to be offered as part of the Steve’s redevelopment in Nedlands.

Brokers’ business booming in WA

A new study has found that Western Australians are increasingly buying their mortgages through brokers rather than through traditional lenders.

IMF registry appeal denied

Listed litigation funder IMF Australia was dealt a blow early this month in its campaign to gain access to the Sons of Gwalia share registry, with the High Court rejecting its application to use the registry to contact potential litigants in an action aga

Answers sought on short-stay

Local metropolitan councils are being asked to clarify regulations on the use of residential apartments for short-stay accommodation.

$100m of CBD sales in train

Four CBD office buildings worth more than $100 million are believed to be under contract for sale, including the prominent Wesfarmers and Clough buildings.

Investors eye hot Perth market

It's rare for the stars to align over all sectors of the property market, but in Western Australia right now the commercial, industrial, retail residential and land markets are all experiencing robust growth. Marsha Jacobs reports.

Program highlights success

It seems to come around so quickly every year, but our search for the 40under40 has started already.

Busy times for winners

Market Equity managing director and shareholder Julie Beeck has had little time to take stock of things in the four years since she was named a winner in the inaugural WA Business News 40under40 Awards.

ACCC lowers the temperature

Western Australia’s former reputation as a place of fast money and sharp business practices may well have been consigned to the shredder, if the mood at a recent Property Council breakfast is any indication.

Piazza for Northbridge

The City of Perth will develop the corner of James and Lake streets into a public piazza with a two-storey commercial building overlooking the square.

Anitma designs new office paradigm

A small Western Australian interior design firm has been in the spotlight recently after winning several prestigious awards.

Big sales point to Mandurah growth

Mirvac Fini has sold 110 apartments off the plan in The Point project in Mandurah, moving $150 million worth of real estate in four days.

Mt Claremont hospital site for sale by tender

The State Government is offering the 2.48-hectare Old Swanbourne Hospital site in Mt Claremont for sale by public tender.

Marina project sets benchmark

Benchmark Projects, project manager of the Mandurah Ocean Marina, has won the Western Australian section of the national Australian Institute of Project Management awards.

The secrets to their success

The 2006 WA Business News 40under40 Awards program was launched at a breakfast forum featuring four high-profile past winners. Marsha Jacobs reports.

Bay View a window to retail

CLAREMONT’S Bay View Terrace remains at the vanguard of prime retail shopping strips in Perth, outside of the CBD, and is the only Western Australian location to make it into the top 15 strips in Australia, according to a study undertaken by CB Richard El

Word-of-mouth works for Spadaccini

Robert Spadaccini has gone from success to success since establishing his home building company in 1997.

Perth no longer a fashion victim

The whispers are growing louder – are some of the world’s most iconic fashion brands coming to Perth? Marsha Jacobs knows where to find the answers.

Prime space a luxury item

Just as luxury goods retailers are coy about who their clients are, retail leasing agents are equally coy about which brand name stores are considering a move to Perth.

Top-end retail benefits from economic boom

As the state’s economy surges into unchartered prosperity, Western Australians are reaping the benefits of a bumper past few years and indulging their love for the good life.

Big-name retailers sought for new Pivot development

Construction on the CBD’s biggest retail development, at 100 St Georges Terrace, will begin in January next year.


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Work on $125m Midland Gate upgrade under way this month

Construction will get under way later this month on the $125 million transformation of the Midland Gate Shopping Centre.