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Contractors switch on for next generation of power

SPECIAL REPORT: The rollout of next generation energy infrastructure such as batteries and microgrids is kicking off in WA, adding to the opportunities available for contractors in this space.

Apartment sales up amid shift in density debate

SPECIAL REPORT: Confidence is returning to the state’s apartment market, with developers seeking to boost their project pipelines. Click through to see our map with 30 apartments projects across Perth and our updated ranking of Property Developers.

Development visions align

SPECIAL REPORT: High-density residential developments are emerging alongside some of the state’s shopping centres, as owners seek to reposition their assets to offer more than just retail.

Finance squeeze shifts focus

SPECIAL REPORT: Developers are exploring alternative funding methods due to a tough property market and tight lending conditions.

Don’t knock it till you try it

Community concern over mid- to high-density developments remains an ongoing challenge facing the state’s apartment developers.

Stallwood on track to Nail craft brews

SPECIAL REPORT: One of WA’s oldest craft breweries, John Stallwood’s Nail Brewing recently tasted success on the international stage, winning a prestigious award in the US.

Locals develop a taste for distilling gin

SPECIAL REPORT: Three WA distilleries are launching new products, new venues and raising capital as they seek to grow the industry.

Provenance and innovation key as local brewers get crafty

SPECIAL REPORT: Brewers are releasing increasingly innovative products as they aim to stay ahead of the game in a marketplace where competition is intensifying.

ICT convergence changes market

Small business owners need to keep sight of the basics when they seek to navigate technology trends.

Data #3 expands into CBD

National IT services company Data#3 has joined many other businesses taking advantage of good leasing deals in the CBD market, moving this week into a new office that is double the size of its West Pe

Structure, strategy fuel funding

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australia’s 10 largest philanthropic foundations distributed $65 million last year, but like many charities, some of these organisations are increasingly targeting individual supporters to offset rising fundraising costs.

Events still deliver the goods

SPECIAL REPORT: A selection of charities show fundraising events still work for some, defying a general shift away from the strategy as it becomes more challenging.

Giving with intent when done on Purposed

SPECIAL REPORT: The expectation that companies act in a more philanthropic manner has given rise to Purposed, a startup solution to simplify corporate and employee giving.

Sandalford selling wine experiences

SPECIAL REPORT: Sandalford Wines has established itself as one of Australia’s most popular wineries, with dining and events key to its appeal in the wine tourism market.

Collaboration’s best to come

SPECIAL REPORT: A shared love of wine and the merger of old-world know-how with new-world techniques are behind the growth of Marchand and Burch.

Chinese taste for WA wines leads Asian sales push

SPECIAL REPORT: Local wineries are embracing China’s growing taste for WA wine with plans to develop more export opportunities across Asia.

Unis up offering to lift numbers

SPECIAL REPORT: To keep pace with the competition nationwide, WA’s universities are finding ways to grow their market share in a challenging environment.

Innovating to meet the market

SPECIAL REPORTS: WA universities are introducing programs to strengthen students’ capabilities in growth areas such as big data and cyber security.

Big spenders mining wealth

More than $12 billion of mining projects are in the pipeline for WA and likely to proceed, with major iron ore developments the biggest contributor.

Battery boom has a way to run

Few projects are more meaningful for WA’s economic direction than the Greenbushes lithium mine expansion and the new lithium refinery in Kwinana.

Shift in sands drives project optimism

Eight mineral sands projects are either under construction or consideration as the sector finally enjoys some pricing relief.

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