FBR falls after AGM strike

Shares in robotics company FBR have fallen nearly 13 per cent today, after more than 40 per cent of shares were voted against both the remuneration report and performance rights plan at the Perth-based company’s annual meeting.

WA construction work on the rise

A new report shows construction work in Western Australia has increased for the first time in five years, while warning that local industry must future-proof itself from capacity and capability risks.

Message from Perkins MD Dan Perkins

Diversity is a word that typifies the progression of the Perkins Group throughout its 53 year history.

Lending squeeze puts brakes on new housing

A crackdown on lending by Australian banking regulators has placed further pressure on Western Australian homebuilders, with a decline in housing finance in the state extending to a sixth consecutive year.

WA has the biggest homes in Australia

Newly built homes in Western Australia are the largest in the country, with new houses averaging 235.3 square metres and new apartments increasing in size by 8.7 per cent.

Blackburne plans 24-storey tower for Subi

Property group Blackburne has released further details of its planned development of the Pavilion Markets site in Subiaco, with its plans including a reduced number of apartments spread across three buildings.

Multiplex still building post buyout

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: A return to its original branding is indicative of construction veteran Multiplex’s standing in the WA marketplace and solid client relationships. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Commercial sector cycles as home builds stumble

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: As Australia was emerging from the recession it had to have in 1991 and 1992, the commercial construction sector in Western Australia was at the tail end of a boom that would add 200,000 square metres of office space to the Perth CBD. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Cedar Woods builds beyond Perth base

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: While half of Cedar Woods’ 30 projects are in its home state of WA, the company has taken opportunities in Victoria, Queensland and SA. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Three-day build for FBR robot

FBR has announced its Hadrian X autonomous bricklaying robot built a full home structure in less than three days, a key technical milestone that was set by the company in 2015.

Civcon wins Belmont Park contract

Subiaco-based Civcon Civil & Project Management has been awarded a $55 million contract as part of Golden Group’s $3.8 billion Belmont Park Racecourse development.

Green light for Karrinyup shopping centre development

AMP Capital will begin a long-awaited $800 million development at Karrinyup Shopping Centre next week, increasing the size of the centre from about 60,000sqm to almost 110,000sqm.

Lendlease flags $350m impairment

Lendlease's chief executive says he is embarrassed by the problems that have forced the construction company to take a $350 million post-tax impairment in its first-half results.

Swedish construction firm enters WA market

Swedish construction company Serneke Group, which has annual turnover of $940 million, has established a foothold in the local market by purchasing an equity stake in Nedlands firm Consortium Builders.

ECU announces $48m science building

Multiplex has been awarded the construction contract for a $48 million science building at Edith Cowan University’s Joondalup campus.

WA govt in $190m PEXA windfall

The state government is set to receive nearly $190 million by selling its stake in online settlements company Property Exchange Australia.

Brown-Neaves tips in to Atop by MGroup

A Beeliar subdivision has attracted investment from one of the state’s best-known names in home building.

Quay Perth set to open in 2019

The redevelopment of the former New Esplanade Hotel near Elizabeth Quay is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2019, with the new facility set to feature a rooftop bar and co-working spaces.

BGC offloads Aloft hotel

BGC Australia has agreed to sell the Aloft Perth hotel and associated office development in Rivervale to Singapore-based Hiap Hoe Ltd for $100 million, but is still chasing a buyer for a second, larger hotel it developed, The Westin Perth.

Industry welcomes strata reform

Property industry bodies have congratulated the McGowan government on passing the Strata Titles Amendment Bill 2018 through Parliament, which it says will bring a range of benefits for strata living arrangements through better regulation of strata managers and improved dispute resolution processes.

Georgiou turnover hits $574 million

Construction and engineering contractor Georgiou Group has lifted its annual profit and turnover and tipped a positive outlook, helped by recent contract wins at Perth Airport, in the Pilbara and on the east coast.