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Road clearing for trucking players

SPECIAL REPORT: An improved outlook among the state’s resources players is contributing to renewed positivity in the trucking sector, with investment in technology upgrades a focus for some logistics businesses.

Fed funding key for major projects

SPECIAL REPORT: A move to secure federal cash for road upgrades ahead of a new outer harbour port development is one possible funding fix for a state government battling budget issues.

Kwinana fee a red light for truckers

SPECIAL REPORT: A new road usage charge to be levied on certain heavy vehicles by the City of Kwinana has drawn the ire of Western Roads Federation chief executive Cam Dumesny, who says it is another example of a local government imposing additional costs and red tape on the trucking industry.

Developers sense a shift in sentiment

SPECIAL REPORT: Another tough year has failed to dampen the spirits of many in WA’s land development sector, with key players gearing up for a brighter 2018.

Acquisitions fuel Urban growth

SPECIAL REPORT: Urban Quarter has taken a counter-cyclical approach in building its project pipeline, securing more than $70 million worth of freehold land developments in the past four years.

Managing infill-greenfield mix

SPECIAL REPORT: LandCorp is boosting land supply across Perth’s established suburbs, but it’s just a small step towards achieving long-standing goals for urban infill.

Tech, training key for Success

SPECIAL REPORT: Technology and a greater emphasis on strategic advice are how one local accounting franchise hopes to brace for changes in the professional services sector.

IR pressure builds on franchises

SPECIAL REPORT: Franchises are being increasingly squeezed by employment law changes, but recent reforms to competition law provided a few wins for the sector.

Bullish franchises plan to expand

SPECIAL REPORT: Whether it’s burritos, car repairs or mortgage advice, a number of big franchises are targeting growth in 2018.

New players chasing finance deals as opportunities align

SPECIAL REPORT: There have been some big moves among corporate finance dealmakers in Perth, who worked on more than 850 transactions worth nearly $25 billion in 2017.

Increasing appetite for loyalty

Fraser’s Kings Park is among the early takers for a new program aiming to bring loyalty back to Perth’s food scene.

Perth feasts on food boxes

SPECIAL REPORT: Perth's fresh food box market is becoming big business, with global player Hello Fresh launching in WA late last year as more local suppliers plan their launch.

Food trucks drive opportunity

SPECIAL REPORT: With more than 500 food trucks in Perth, competition in the sector is heating up, despite a number of unique challenges and bureaucratic hurdles.

Strategic Ellison seizes opportunities

SPECIAL REPORT: Chris Ellison’s astute commercial achievements placed him at the top of our short list of nine people contending to be person of the year.

Contractors boost employee numbers as economy turns

SPECIAL REPORT: Data from the annual BNiQ Search Engine biggest employers list suggests an economic recovery is under way as mining and civil contractors boost their workforce numbers.

Scott focuses on gender balance

SPECIAL REPORT: The new boss at the state’s biggest private sector employer wants to get more women into senior management.

Tech next step for Jones post-Navitas

SPECIAL REPORT: Navitas boss Rod Jones talked to Business News about the next chapter for the $1.8 billion education provider he founded, and his hopes for the technology ventures he’s backing.

Healthy dividend in building wealth

SPECIAL REPORT: The five WA people with the largest holdings in listed companies have earned around $1.5 billion in dividends in the past five years, with Andrew Forrest and Kerry Stokes leading the way. Click through for our list of 50 directors and investors with holdings worth more than $11 billion between them.

Passion for seafood beats selling spuds

SPECIAL REPORT: The Catalano family has delivered continuity of ownership of its seafood business across three generations, but has implemented several strategic shifts along the way.

Fifth generation takes charge at Perth builder

SPECIAL REPORT: Family business AT Brine & Sons has played a prominent role in shaping Perth since 1894, constructing some of the city’s most notable buildings.

CEO incomes on the rise

SPECIAL REPORT FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY: The annual Business News remuneration survey has data and in-depth analysis on hundreds of WA company directors and executives. We identify the top earners, including the people who qualified for large bonuses and equity incentives, in some cases year after year. The survey also reveals a big jump in the number of WA people who earned incomes of $1 million or more last financial year.

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