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$92m in contracts for rural health service redevelopments

The state government has awarded $91.6 million worth of contracts to four building companies for the refurbishment and redevelopment of six health service centres across rural Western Australia.

Fastbrick attracts investor for $8m raising

Fastbrick Robotics has locked in a new cornerstone investor through an $8 million capital raising, as it progresses its robotic bricklaying technology.

Construction starts on $90m Cirque apartments

Developer Stirling Capital and construction partner Jaxon have started work on a 19-level apartment project at Canning Bridge that has set new standards for environmental management.

Georgiou to build $31m Primewest development

Construction firm Georgiou Group has won a contract to build Primewest's $31 million multi-storey office development in Joondalup, which will be occupied by state government departments.

Land, location challenges for architects’ aged care builds

Aged care and retirement living projects are replacing office buildings and apartment complexes on the drawing boards of architecture firms across Western Australia, as increasing demand for beds stokes intense competition among providers.

Growing houses in Margaret River

A Margaret River-based entrepreneur is building a first for Western Australia - a house constructed out of hemp.

LandCorp launches Nambeelup estate

LandCorp is seeking businesses to populate a new industrial estate in Nambeelup, a key plank of the state government's plan to create more than 33,000 jobs in the Peel region by 2050.

Fremantle Port tourism revival

Creating a tourism precinct on the southern side of Fremantle Port has again been floated as a possibility, after the City of Fremantle put out the call for government and private sector support for its next wave of development opportunities.

Peet sells land for $30m

Perth-based land developer Peet has sold a parcel of land in Victoria for $30.5 million, but it doesn't expect to receive any proceeds from the deal for nearly a year.

Singaporean developer partners with Pindan

Singapore-listed property developer Oxley Holdings has embarked on a $72 million mission to get a foothold in Australian property, acquiring 40 per cent of local development and construction group Pindan.

Telstra HQ to become student village

Telstra's administrative headquarters on Stirling Street has been sold and the new owner, a private equity player from China, plans to redevelop it into a 500-bed student accommodation facility, the second such proposal for the area.

Support for South Perth high rise

A snap poll of residents in South Perth has revealed strong support for development in the area, despite activism against the high-rise project plans.

More hurdles on horizon for Diploma

An embattled Perth-based developer has capped off a turbulent 2016 by selling one of its most prominent projects.

Georgiou wins $61m Freo build

Construction will start later this week on Defence Housing Australia's 166-dwelling Liv Apartments in Fremantle, after Georgiou Group was appointed as DHA's building contractor.

New skyscraper to be Perth's tallest

Plans for what would become Perth's tallest building have been lodged for approval, with Singapore's Fragrance Group seeking to build a 62-level, 485-room hotel at St Andrew's Church on St Georges Terrace.

Appeal rejected on South Perth tower

A South Perth resident group claims a Court of Appeals decision to uphold the quashing of a development approval on Mill Point Road confirms the original intent of the suburb's town planning scheme, but the developer behind the proposal says the judgement only highlights problems with development guidelines in the area.

Perth housing market sits in the red alone

Perth is now the only capital to record a year-on-year fall in house prices, and was the weakest-performing city in the three months to November, according to new data.

Building industry lauds return of regulator

Unions have been put on notice with the revival of the Australian Building and Construction Commission, as the building sector celebrates the what it says is the return of law to the industry.

Moody's warns of more house price falls

A new gloomy forecast has emerged for Perth house prices, with global economic research firm Moody's predicting further declines in 2017.

Collier Homes a natural fit for Amara

Experienced Perth business executive Dario Amaria has spoken to Business News about his plans to revive one of Western Australia's oldest building companies. 

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