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Special Reports

Airport to open adventures, exports

SPECIAL REPORT: The upgrade of the Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport promises to be a game-changer for the South West.

Marketing shift as Perth opens for tourists

SPECIAL REPORT: WA’s tourism growth strategy is moving from finding supply to driving demand.

Connecting the indigenous experience

Accessibility and funding are two issues that have compromised the ability of WA’s Aboriginal tourism sector to satisfy unmet visitor demand.

Pfleger taking medical research out of the lab

40under40: Kevin Pfleger is on a mission to turn WA medical research into solutions for chronic disease.

Santa Maria creates commercial gains

40under40: As the creator of two medical devices, Peter Santa Maria is determined to help Perth scientists and doctors commercialise their research and inventions.

Cedar repositions Gumala for growth

40under40: First Amongst Equals winner Jahna Cedar has built a career blending her business acumen and indigenous heritage.

Azimi works to plant positive seeds

40under40: Welcomed to Australia after fleeing his home country, Akram Azimi hopes to pay it forward by working to improve education standards for disadvantaged children.

Miners warm to HiSeis’ vision

SPECIAL REPORT: Eight years after HiSeis was spun out from Curtin University, executive chairman Don Pridmore believes its use of seismic technology in mineral exploration is starting to gain traction.

Klen fires up as market turns

SPECIAL REPORT: Klen International’s work in the gold sector offers a valuable insight into how Western Australian companies are taking the expertise from the state’s resources industry and developing it well beyond the mine pit.

Smaller players seek to reduce freight barriers

SPECIAL REPORT: Contractors face hurdles as they bid for work with major companies, and suggest a more open approach might bring benefits.

Numbers off peak but optimism on jobs

SPECIAL REPORT: Strong employment growth in the gold sector partially compensated for job losses in iron ore in the 2016 financial year, according to recently released data from the Department of Mines and Petroleum.

Contractors ready for turnaround

SPECIAL REPORT - MINING SERVICES: Higher commodity prices and investment to maintain iron ore volumes could help lift mining contractors out of the doldrums after several tough years. Click through to see this and links to four other feature stories.

Rinehart business to become state’s largest

Hancock Prospecting is poised to become Western Australia's biggest private company after a investment and acquisition spree in iron ore and agribusiness which is expected some time this year to push its revenue past that of the incumbent number one for the past 12 years, home builder BGC. A 2018 reranking appears certain following research for the Business News Private Companies list published today in a special report.

Law firms grapple with market shift

SPECIAL REPORT: The shake-out in Perth’s legal services market is producing some surprising winners and losers, with one of the best performers being a firm many had expected to wither.

Election to determine road, port future

SPECIAL REPORT: Two Perth mayors have more at stake than most if the controversial Roe 8 contract is ripped up, having both devoted decades fighting on opposite sides of the debate.

Locals call for regional road spend

SPECIAL REPORT: Congested roads are becoming a way of life for many residents of Bunbury as visitors from the north clog the city’s arterial roads on weekend trips to and from the South West.

Smaller houses suit changing lifestyles

SPECIAL REPORT: Developers are working more closely than ever with Western Australian builders to provide a diverse range of housing options to cater for changing lifestyles in a rapidly evolving market.

M/Land launches with 67-lot Secret Harbour development

SPECIAL REPORT: The head of a new boutique land developer believes difficult market conditions provide the perfect opportunity for the business to make a splash in the market.

Water West offers supply solution

SPECIAL REPORT: Developers are turning to wastewater recycling to ensure they can deliver lush public open space in their estates.

Keen competition as developers navigate market stagnation

SPECIAL REPORT: Last year couldn’t end soon enough for the state’s land developers, who are banking on a break from adverse conditions. Click through to see our BNiQ list of land developers.

Crown duels with Starwood, Intercontinental for events

SPECIAL REPORT: Perth’s hotel building boom isn’t just about rooms, it is about setting the city up as an events capital.

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