Wodonga Plaza a match for M/Group

Property development and investment firm MGroup has added a second shopping centre to its portfolio, entering an agreement to buy Wodonga Plaza in Victoria from Vicinity Centres for $43.5 million.

Willetton SHS takes top architecture award

Willetton Senior High School has claimed the top prize at this year's WA Architecture Awards, while Elizabeth Quay, an arts centre in the Pilbara and the Gen Y Demonstration Housing project were among those to receive high accolades.

Busselton pub sold to Charter Hall fund

One of institutional property group Charter Hall's investment funds has bought The Ship Inn in Busselton, part of a $23.2 million sale and leaseback deal with Australia's biggest pub owner, ALH Group.

Rooftop pool goes in at Park Regis

Aqua Technics has installed a free-standing composite pool on the roof of the Park Regis Hotel in Subiaco, saying this technique delivered big time savings for Cooper & Oxley Builders.

Perth property plunge not over yet

Property analyst BIS Oxford Economics believes there is limited upside for residential property in Perth and says the market has yet to bottom out, contrary to the widely held view that the worst is over for Perth homeowners.

Aspen lands $28m industrial estate deal

Aspen Group has announced an agreement to sell its Spearwood Industrial Estate, leaving only a single asset in its portfolio that isn't a holiday park or an accommodation village.

Outback Trust investors face uncertainty

Perth entrepreneur Craig Mitchell and property funds manager Angelo Del Borrello are facing off over the future of four large roadhouses in northern WA, with the outcome having a big bearing on investors who pumped $22.5 million into four related property trusts.

Multiplex wins fit-out job for Woodside's new digs

WA's biggest construction contractor, Multiplex, has extended its scope of works at AAIG's Capital Square, having been appointed to deliver fit-out works at the office development, which will becom

South Perth shines light on city-wide planning problems

Community acceptance of tall buildings has come a long way in Perth, but developers still face significant challenges in their efforts to add density to near-city suburbs.

Supply issues likely for apartments

Developers are seeking to exploit new niches in Perth's residential apartment market, with slow sales and patchy project launches likely to lead to supply issues in the near future.

Perth a plus for Melbourne architects

Melbourne-based architecture and interior design studio Plus Architecture has opened an office in Perth office under the leadership of former Woods Bagot Perth senior associates Will Schofield and Patric Przeradzki.

Office market recovery signs

Perth's CBD office market is emerging from its longest cyclical downturn since the early 1990s, according to one of the city's largest commercial landlords.

This week's property round-up

Sales activity expanded over the week, with Reiwa members reporting an increase in weekly sales to 604.

Quest penalised for sham contracting

The former operators of Quest serviced apartments in South Perth have been fined almost $59,000 for a sham contracting arrangement designed to bypass industrial relations laws.

Claremont surge for Blackburne

Apartments specialist Blackburne achieved $62 million worth of sales in one weekend at its latest project in Claremont, with the results confirming strong demand for western suburbs apartments.

Marriott and BGC a winning combination

It may have only taken about 18 months to build, but Perth's newest hotel - the recently opened Aloft Perth in Rivervale - was a six-year journey for the world's largest hotel operator, and one of Western Australia's biggest home-grown builders.

Asic targets more Macro companies

A week after the Federal Court ordered a wind-up of Macro Group, the corporate watchdog has sought the same action for a number of special purpose companies connected with the failed Pilbara-based property developer.

Gen next at Whitford City

Scentre Group is gearing up to unveil its next-generation dining and entertainment precinct at Westfield Whitford City, one of several planned upgrades to its shopping centres across Perth.

LMW grows with MVS National buy

ASX-listed property valuation firm LMW has merged with competitor MVS National, with the combined entity to operate under the LMW brand.

McGrath Modular to be shut down

Wangara-based building company McGrath Modular is being shut down after it was ensnared in problems associated with its Queensland owner and hit by weak market conditions in regional Western Australia.