Setback gets mixed response

THE 100-metre setback guideline for all development in the State Government’s new coastal planning policy has received a mixed response from the property development industry.

New appeals system

WESTERN Australia’s system of ministerial planning appeals has ended and a more transparent and accountable system has been implemented.

Prime Freo locale

A PRIME Fremantle property situated on the corner of Queen and Cantonment streets will be auctioned on June 4 2003.

Developers in the rough over upkeep

WITH the lifestyle themes becoming more important in the marketing of residential estates, it is common for these developments to be built around recreational facilities such as golf courses, ornamental lakes or marinas.

Haggling over heritage

THE old saying that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ is never truer than when applied to property developers and heritage buildings.

The funding fight

In this week’s instalment on property development, Tracey Cook looks at getting approval and finding finance.

CBD vacancy find

A REPORT by FPD Savills has estimated a 14 per cent level of overall vacancy in the CBD by the start of 2004.

Yes to more loands

MORTGAGE broker, Mortgage Choice has recorded a growth of 34 per cent in Western Australian home loan approvals for the March quarter 2003, compared with the same period in 2002.

Multiplex develops business and dominates the skyline

IN general terms a ‘developer’ is considered to be an investor in property, whether it be a construction company that also undertakes its own development projects, or a property assets trust developing a recent acquisition.

No place like home

HOME construction is becoming an increasingly attractive option as the median house price pushes through the $200,000 mark, with growing numbers of Perth investors sinking their money into house and land packages.

UDIA defends development

A RECENT economic impact report has highlighted the State’s billion-dollar land development industry as a major employment generator and contributor to the economy.

Greater Bunbury growth spurt

CONTINUED strong growth is forecast for the Greater Bunbury region during the next decade.

Art or science, property valuers need more than just information

In the final part of a series on the real estate industry, Tracey Cook examines the work of property valuers.

Bid for auction action

They may not be popular in WA but auctions offer benefits to both vendors and buyers, as Tracey Cook reports.

Developers feeling pressure to get the technology right

THE rapid pace of technological change has presented building managers and property developers with a new dilemma – what technology infrastructure should they implement?

NSW land value ruling may have local fallout

A RECENT court ruling in New South Wales may have an effect on land valuations in built-up Perth suburbs such as Cottesloe and Mosman Park.

Eco Friendly

WORK has commenced on the Subiaco Sustainable Demonstration Home, an environmentally friendly display home in the heart of Subiaco Centro.

Exmouth Boost

THE construction of Exmouth Marina Village is already delivering benefits to the local economy, with LandCorp estimating about 20 per cent of the contracts value was flowing back to business in the Ga

Market waiting for main players to make a move

In this week’s look at the real estate industry Tracey Cook ponders the question that has the commercial office market guessing.

Tenant advocates answer the call

INCREASING numbers of tenants are calling on professional services to help them negotiate a better commercial lease.

Tribunal Posting

PLANNING and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan has appointed Peter McGowan, a barrister who has specialised in planning law, as the new chair of the Town Planning Appeal Tribunal.