First State makes $190m Freo foray

First State Super has made its first major investment in Western Australia, with the Sydney-based superannuation fund signing a $190 million funding agreement with Sirona Capital for the Kings Square Fremantle redevelopment.

Scarborough sale heralds rental plan

A Singaporean investment manager has bought the Sunmoon Boutique Resort in Scarborough for $8.3 million, with plans to transform the property into one of Australia’s first build-to-rent projects.

New infill drive to deliver 5,000 homes

While the push for more urban infill across Perth is nothing new, the state government has lifted its game today with the release of Western Australia’s largest collection of infill opportunities to market, calling on the private sector to help achieve its vision.

King of Queen Street lifts veil on new Moroccan bar

With the outlook for the small bar sector becoming more positive, hospitality entrepreneur Andy Freeman has embarked on a $2 million Moroccan-themed venue in Perth’s east end.

Archiapps into voluntary administration

Local building contractor Archiapps has entered into voluntary administration, less than two weeks after the Building Commission issued a warning to consumers about the company.

ABN appoints CEO, new bank partner

Dale Alcock’s ABN Group has recruited former Arrium managing director Andrew Roberts as its chief executive, while announcing Bankwest as its new banking partner, after nearly 40 years with ANZ.

Dunsborough Puma developer has court win

The proponents of a Puma Energy development on Dunsborough’s main street had a win in the Supreme Court yesterday, but the issue is far from settled according to a local advocacy group against the proposal.

Landgate, TAB sales still in the offing

Treasurer Ben Wyatt said today the government was still working on the proposed sale of land registry service Landgate and gaming agency TAB.

Miners, property buyers face higher levies

State government revenue will be boosted by several policy measures announced today, including increased cost recovery from the mining, maritime and justice sectors, removal of the resource sector’s exemption from a training levy, and an increased levy on foreign property buyers.

Building a case for timber

Alternative construction materials are attracting more interest in WA.

Blackburne receives top property accolade

Blackburne’s Aria Swanbourne luxury apartments has been named Western Australia’s development of the year, following an awards ceremony held by the Property Council of Australia WA and Rider Levett Bucknall last night.

Art adds value to planners

An art exhibition that aims to showcase the creative side of the state’s town planning professionals is under way at Brookfield Place.

Zorzi sells stake in Aveling Homes

After 10 years as a partner in Aveling Homes, Walter Zorzi has sold his share in the business and stepped down as one of the company’s directors.

Yolk expands project portfolio

Government partnerships, a focus on sustainability and counter-cyclical acquisitions have bolstered Yolk Property Group’s growth.

New builds spark inner city

Hibernian Place is the latest development in a series of initiatives aimed at reactivating Perth’s east end.

Urbanism an element of new digs

Element’s fitout at Hawaiian’s Parmelia House seeks to reflect the urban planning firm’s new brand.

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Concerns over local builder's financial viability

The Building Commission has issued a warning to consumers about the financial status of registered building contractor ArchiApps, after receiving information prompting concerns over the company’s capacity to pay its debts.

Tiny’s brings big energy to QV1

A new bar at Perth’s QV1 is aiming to make a big splash in Perth’s west end.

Perth housing most affordable

Perth continues to take out the title of Australia’s most affordable capital city when it comes to buying houses and apartments, driven by lower property prices and low interest rates, a report released today has found.

Perth house prices steady in April

Having shown recent signs of improvement, Perth house prices were steady in April, while the national market continued its downward trend, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.