CEO lunch with Christina Matthews

With the cricket season upon us, Business News sat down to lunch at Julio’s with the former Australian cricketer and CEO of the WACA, Christina Matthews.

WACA asks state govt for $175m

The WACA has revealed the nine-figure number it has asked the state government to contribute for a proposed $207 million redevelopment of the East Perth cricket ground.

Grist, Murphy join Fremantle board

Water Corporation chief executive Sue Murphy and technology entrepreneur Anthony Grist have been appointed to the board of the Fremantle Football Club.

Arise Racing’s Radical drive

Perth property developer Adam Lisle has long had a keen interest in motor racing, but it was a visit to a country club outside Las Vegas set up especially for motor sport that steered him down the path to his new business venture.

Get in the Hole app tees off

A new app that offers discounts to golfers at a number of golf courses in Western Australia and Bali has made its debut.

Charity fatigue hits cyclists on fundraising road

WA hosted 20 major charity bike rides during the past year, collectively raising about $10 million, but the numbers are set to fall.

Stars of the pool

PHOTO ESSAY: Ahead of the start of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Business News photographer Attila Csaszar spent some time with the three Western Australian athletes who will represent the nation as part of the Aussie Stingers women’s water polo team.

Charity runs get more competitive

The City to Surf has become an iconic WA event over the past 42 years but its status as the state’s largest charity run is under threat from a relatively new event that employs a very different business model.

Federer to serve it up at Hopman Cup

Roger Federer is set to compete at the 2017 Hopman Cup, marking the tennis legend’s first appearance in Perth for 15 years.  

Bassendean plans for eight storeys

LandCorp has released design guidelines for the redevelopment of Bassendean Oval, flagging development of up to eight storeys around the Swan Districts Football Club home ground.

Contractors back basketball fundraiser

Lifeline WA is looking forward to a funding boost next month when the State Basketball League holds its third annual All Star Games.

Sports app seeks listing, Queste out

Outgoing migme chairman Howard Dawson plans to become a director of a Singapore-founded fantasy sports company that is seeking an ASX listing through Nevada Iron, as another Perth company backed out of a tech acquisition because of an ASX ruling.

$20m Lathlain Park redevelopment

The state government will invest $10 million into the redevelopment of Lathlain Park in the Town of Victoria Park, which will also be the new training home for the West Coast Eagles.

Water sports sector review

The Department of Sport and Recreation and the organising bodies for several leading water sports have formed an Aquatics Strategic Steering Group to oversee a review into the state of the sector and

WACA Ground to host opening Test

Perth will host the opening Commonwealth Bank Test in November, with Australia to take on South Africa at the WACA Ground - the first time Perth has had the opening Test of the summer since it hosted Zimbabwe in 2003.

Strength in numbers for WA footy teams

The state’s two AFL clubs are developing new headquarters and training facilities, focused on connecting with the broader community.

Motorplex dispute drags on

The state government has defended its oversight of motor racing in WA following accusations of anti-competitive behaviour.

Repairs to Jacob's Ladder needed

The City of Perth says age-related issues have led to the deterioration of Jacob’s Ladder, with the popular landmark to remain closed until at least late May while work is done to maintain its structural integrity.

M32 has Freo's entrepreneurial spirit

That Swedish businessman Hakan Svensson has chosen Fremantle for the next phase of his global sailing ambitions is not that surprising.

Work starts on indoor skydiving facility

Local contractor Metrowest Constructions has been selected to build Perth’s first indoor skydiving facility.

Attitudes drive liveability factor

Two separate UWA studies have unearthed surprising findings about what drives frustrations between drivers and cyclists, and how liveable Perth is (and could be) in terms of ‘walkability’.