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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. 

Zorzi named nation's top builder

Western Australians have dominated the Master Builders Association's national awards, with the top prize of residential builder of the year going to local Adrian Zorzi, and Built Holdings and Doric

Leasing activity healthy: Groves

Real Estate Institute of Western Australia boss Hayden Groves says residential leasing activity continues to improve across the Perth metro area, as the central sub-region's median rent falls to $380 per week.

Deconstructing the data divide

Australian architects and engineers are lagging behind global counterparts in the adoption of new technology, resulting in errors, delays and lost productivity at development sites.

This week's property round-up

Sales activity was up over the week, with Reiwa members reporting an increase in weekly sales to 659. The overall 17 per cent increase in weekly sales is attributed to a 15 per cent increase in sales for houses, 11 per cent for units and 49 per cent for vacant land.

Apartment prices resilient at The Springs

Prices in one of Perth's newest residential enclaves, The Springs at Rivervale, are holding value better than apartments across the wider Perth metropolitan area, despite concerns of excess supply restraining capital growth.

Mantra to operate Atzemis' new city hotel

Hotel and resorts operator Mantra Group has been confirmed as the partner for a new property at 900 Hay Street by local developer George Atzemis, following the opening earlier this month of Mantra's new Peppers Hotel opposite Kings Square.

Company founder hit by injunction

Interior design firm Habitat1 has secured a Supreme Court injunction against its founder, Christian Formby, after he sought to transfer its domain name to a new company and set up a business called Habitat Interiors.

Housing recovery hard to predict

Western Australia's declining residential building sector will bottom out by next year, however the state government's official forecaster says the speed of any potential recovery beyond 2016-17 would be difficult to predict.

Zone Q's South Perth apartments rejected, again

China-backed developer Zone Q Investments' plans for a South Perth apartment tower on MIll Point Road have been rejected for a second time by planning authorities, as uncertainty over the suburb's town planning scheme puts a cloud over future development.

ADC steps up to heritage challenge

Local developer Australian Development Capital is taking on one of the industry's biggest challenges - redeveloping a historically significant property in Fremantle's West End.

Next evolution emerging in real estate marketing

Fresh initiatives are emerging in the world of online property advertising, as the sector embraces technology to effectively market residential real estate.

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