A NATIONAL microfinance group has announced plans to expand its presence in Western Australia following the receipt of a $300,000 grant from the state government.
Brett Carboni has Nobu in his sights with the appointment of a new head chef and the opening of a fine-dining restaurant in Mosman Park.
PERTH faces a much bigger housing shortage as rapid population growth continues to outstrip the construction of new homes, according to a new report on Australia’s cities.
THE Hedland Arts Council is poised to undergo a dramatic three-year expansion with a new studio, increased funding and assistance from Country Arts WA and BHP Billiton.
THE growing use of iPads by airlines for passengers has created a growth market for Malaga-based company PC Locs, which has just won its largest contract with Qantas.
THE Perth Diocesan Trustees has added an $85 million office and retail development to its CBD projects pipeline.
What started as a conversation between friends has resulted in Crib Lane, a new affordable and casual tapas-style eatery in the city.
A MENTORING program designed to produce better outcomes for rural-based businesses will be launched later this month following a three-year pilot program.
PROPERTY developer Ascot Capital and the Western Australian Cricket Association have started marketing the first stage of a major residential project at the WACA ground.
A University of Western Australia research team has been awarded this year’s WA Innovator of the Year award, for its development of a gene technology that greatly improves the quality of life of peopl
ONE of Western Australia's newest charity groups, Impact100 WA, has announced the recipient of its first annual $100,000 grant.
BLACKBURNE Property Group is ramping up its development activity with $110 million worth of projects in its pipeline.
A BIG Murray Street site previously earmarked for Luke Saraceni’s stalled $300 million office development is subject to fresh plans for a $130 million double-tower office and residential project.
Pemberton-based Salitage Winery is selling its luxury chalets located at the vineyard on Vasse Highway.
A STATE and federal program to fund the housing and care of homeless people in Western Australia runs out in June next year and its future remains unresolved.
A review of local government in metropolitan Perth has called for a reduction in the number of councils from 30 to 12 and the introduction of compulsory voting in local council elections.
SCITECH’S Aboriginal Education Program has received international recognition for its work to increase school attendance by Aboriginal children in remote communities.
THE WA Local Government Association's new headquarters currently under construction is one of the first developments in West Leederville ahead of an expected rezoning of the eastern end of the suburb
A REPORT released by accounting firm Grant Thornton has found that a customer’s relationship and track record with their bank is key to securing funding in the current risk-averse environment.
THE state’s chief scientist, Lynn Beazley, was awarded the second annual ‘Governors Award for Giving’ last week at a ceremony at Government House ballroom to mark the official launch of the Corporate
A CONSORTIUM of private investors has kicked off construction of a Perth CBD office building without pre-committed tenants, punting on the continuing strength of the market.
PROMINENT disability employer Westcare has undergone a drastic 18-month overhaul of its plant and equipment and its management team, resulting in a $950,00 increase in company profits and a $5 million
Western Australian property industry bodies say the fourth consecutive month of building approval growth and a burgeoning first homebuyer market are promising signs for the future of the local sector.
The state and federal governments have joined forces to make it easier for raw building materials suppliers south of Perth to access their product, which is increasing costs for developers in the area
Development of Australand’s $2 billion Port Coogee development has been reinvigorated by increased sales, $40 million of infrastructure investment and two commercial buildings on the waterfront.
A well-known WA wine-making family has rebranded its main company to better market its wine labels. Mitch Crowe-Hardy reports.
FOGARTY Wine Group has embarked on a significant expansion into Asia’s wine markets with its acquisition of the largest wine-processing facility in Margaret River.
AFTER 22 years of housing country families of seriously ill children being treated in Perth, Ronald McDonald House will move from its Subiaco premises to the site of the new children’s hospital in Ned
LISTED property developer Peet has sold a $28 million parcel of land next to its recently promoted Yanchep Golf Estate development to the Department of Housing, in what appears to be part of an announ
AS Western Australia moves a step closer to the construction of its part of the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, the supercomputers behind the scenes are set to provide flow-on benefits to comm
THE pending final approval of the East Rockingham wastewater plant pipelines and a 2015 completion date for the ocean outlet marks the end point of a much-delayed approvals process for about 5,000 hou
The state government is seeking developers to deliver a 400-room riverfront hotel and residential tower on the first land made available at Elizabeth Quay (see video fly-through).
A US$300 million private placement has been offered by Perth Airport to US investors to help fund part of its $750 million airport expansion, a necessary extension the airport needs to cope with growi
Ocean Reef MLA Albert Jacob launched the first stage of the Alkimos Beach development, the largest development in the north-west corridor in 50 years.
Schools supplier Campion Education has agreed to purchase the stock of one-time market leader Wooldridges, bringing to an end any hopes of reviving the Wooldridges business and delivering a return to
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