As the only architect in Western Australia with professional indemnity insurance to cover work on sites with fuel related activities and fuel storage and dispensing installations, Brian Wright has carved a niche in the market
The State Government is undoubtedly leading the charge when it comes to sustainability, insisting that any commercial building it is considering tenanting have at least a three and a half green star rating
The legal profession hasn’t escaped the skills shortage affecting industries across Australia, with many respondents to this year’s Legal Elite reporting there is a shortage of lawyers available to undertake work.
No sooner had Michael Lundberg become a partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques in January this year than he was thrust into the action, representing Kumba Resources Ltd against Gina Rinehart’s private companies in negotiating a settlement in relation to the
Unlike most of the categories in this year’s Legal Elite, which primarily focus on the major industry players, the planning and environment section features practitioners from both large and small firms.
Siteworks have started for a nine-storey, 32-apartment complex at 990 Wellington Street, West Perth, which has generated controversy amid claims the development is outside City of Perth’s Town Planning Scheme guidelines.
Outgoing national president of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Warren Kerr, says the appointment of a government architect, Professor Geoff London, was the most tangible legacy of the Year of the Built Environment.
The High Court has clarified the position in relation to insurers who decline to provide funding to defend allegations of dishonest or fraudulent behaviour, saying such a clause needs to be clearly expressed to take effect.
Owners of office development sites are actively marketing to attract anchor tenants amid falling vacancy rates, a tightening of space availability and increasing investor interest not seen for a decade.
Retailer Harvey Norman suffered a further blow in its continuing push for changes to retail trading hours last week when the WA Supreme Court dismissed an appeal in relation to breaches of the Retail Trading Hours Act (RTHA).