Industry seeks commitments

With speculation mounting over the date of the next election in Western Australia, the local division of the Property Council has written to the State’s politicians with eight questions it feels embody the key policy issues that affect the property indust

Prices up, affordability down

Recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have further supported industry assertions that the real estate market is stabilising after a sustained period of growth, and is in positive territory, despite a decline in affordability.

Height an issue for OBH owners

In an effort to avoid controversy of the kind surrounding the proposed development of the Cottesloe Beach Hotel, owners of the Ocean Beach Hotel (OBH) have commissioned three development proposals and sent them to local residents for feedback.

Report highlights seven city sites for $30m arts theatre

The State Government has committed to replace Perth’s Playhouse Theatre and build a new arts theatre, earmarking $30 million for construction of the new venue, set for completion by 2008.

Commercial call for Lay

It was a desire to work in a “commercially astute environment” that jolted Alf Lay out of his 25-year career in the public service and into a role with property developer Stockland.“Working for the go

Survey exposes insulation flaws

The Masters Builders Association WA branch has expressed concern at what it claims is an unfair and confusing situation involving insulation products in the State’s building sector.

Builders play catch-up on costs

More expensive labour and materials contributed significantly to the rise in building costs during the past 12 months, according to a survey by accounting firm Bentleys MRI and the Master Builders Association.

Training priority for Arnold at REIWA

The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia’s new CEO Anne Arnold has returned to her career roots for a role she describes as offering a unique opportunity .The former CEO of the Association of Mi

Leasing Opportunities

1060 Hay Street, West Perth (1)This four-storey building situated in West Perth’s prime office precinct offers contemporary interior design, landscaped surrounds and views to the city.

Leighton clean-up imminent

A CLEAN-UP of the Leighton marshalling yards will begin next month ahead of the Leighton foreshore development.

Strong growth for commercial sector

WHILE a cooling residential property sector may have made most of the headlines in recent months, the big news for market watchers has been in the commercial property sector.

Edge HQ signals a diverse approach

The Subiaco Redevelopment Authority’s (SRA) support of social and economic diversity has found expression with the news that Edge Employment Solutions is to establish a new headquarters in Subi Centro.

Leasing Opportunities

Royalbrook, 130 Royal Street East Perth (1) This building is located in the East Perth redevelopment district on the corner of Brook and Royal streets.

Work on $125m Midland Gate upgrade under way this month

Construction will get under way later this month on the $125 million transformation of the Midland Gate Shopping Centre.

Woodside take-up drives CBD demand

Perth’s CBD has experienced the highest growth in demand for office space of any capital city since July 1995, according to the Property Council of Australia’s Office Market Report for July 1 2004.

Leasing Opportunities

National Mutual Building, 88 Colin Street West Perth (1) This property is bordered by Murray, Colin and Mayfair streets in the West Perth office precinct.

Transport links driving Armadale

Armadale is gearing up for significant development more than a decade after the city was named as one of the Perth metropolitan region’s eight strategic regional centres.

Centre to draw big spend

With the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre due to open later this month, Marsha Jacobs has a sneak preview and talks with PCEC CEO Paul D’Arcy about his thoughts on the centre.Walking through the

Leasing Opportunities

Honeywell Building, 176 Burswood Road, Burswood (1)Two tenancies are available in this building, on the ground floor and the second level.

Strata report action urged

Industry players are concerned at the lack of progress in efforts to tighten controls over strata management.

Leasing Opportunities

Forrest Centre, 221 St Georges Tce PerthThis 28-storey office tower is situated between Mill and Mount streets in the heart of the Perth CBD.