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Bibra Lake warehouse up for sale

AN 8,794 square metre office and warehouse facility on more than 3.5 hectares at 25 Cocos Drive, Bibra Lake, is available for lease through Stanton Hillier Parker.

Comings & Goings

THE following company personnel changes have been notified to the WA office of the Australian Stock Exchange:

Richmond goes down academic path

Malcolm Richmond has turned his back on the private sector and joined the education arena with his appointment to Curtin University of Technology as professorial fellow in the Curtin Business School and the WA School of Mines.

O’Meara to tackle Rottnest

BEST Western hotel chain WA managing director Laurie O’Meara has been appointed by Tourism Minister Norman Moore to the Rottnest Island Authority for two years.

Insurance My Way lures HBF chief

HBF Health Fund managing director Michael Gurry, 53, has been appointed to the board of directors of online insurance broker Insurance My Way.

WA presence sagacious choice

“Recent surveys in the UK indicate 75 per cent of accountants recommend Sage.”

Swiftel takes Singaporean help to tackle Perth market

WA’S newest telecommunications carrier, Swiftel, has joined forces with Singapore Telecom to launch a major assault on the Perth communications market.

Web policy paper released

A PROPOSED policy paper for the operation of Internet discussion sites, including web-based bulletin boards, has been released by the Australian Securities and Invest-ments Commission for public comment.

Digital changeover offered

PERTH-based Courtland Pty Ltd can help companies make the transition from paper-intensive commerce to electronic business, according to business development manager Tony Piromalli.

Agents join moving operation

REAL estate agents are redefining themselves by acting as one-stop shops for their clients, providing anything from toilet paper to computer equipment to a cleaner

Shift offers new opportunities

MANY companies are taking the opportunity to buy new office furniture for their premises when they relocate.

Hiring helps beat blues

FINDING accommodation and furniture for a newly-transferred executive can be one of the toughest jobs for a company.

Employees given relocation help

CORPORATE relocation of employees is no longer viewed as being the concern of just the employee.

Boxxing clever

So much for the mean streets of Northbridge. It wasn’t quite the lawn bowls set, but the groups of young people, the meandering older couples, the wild-eyed men of the street, even the spivs and small time tough guys, were all singularly non-threatening.

Fresh approach pays off

The annual American Express Awards are highly regarded as the People’s Choice Awards since it is regular dining patrons – American Express cardmembers and restaurateurs – who vote for their favourite restaurant, based on the quality of food, service and t

Simplicity key to diner’s heart

“A Thai fish cake is now exactly that – not a Thai fish cake with a twist.”

Loose Box cleans up again

THE LOOSE Box Restaurant in Mundaring has once again swept up WA’s foremost culinary award.


FOR A QUICK meal, the Bellhouse Café on Mends Street Jetty in South Perth offers fish and chips take away specials from its outdoor hatch.If looking for a more leisurely experience, select from entrées including field mushrooms grilled in garlic and ch


MEAD’S Mosman Bay holds an ‘Oysters and Live Jazz’ night every Friday. Diners receive twelve Albany oysters and a glass of Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling for $20.Mead’s lunch menu now offers two courses each day for $29.95. The twilight menu also o

Going, going, going, gone...

Tired of Perth? Well, why not re-name the joint. How about Shell City, in honour of the company which will soon have a stranglehold on the State’s oil and gas industry.

Olympic offer just not cricket

Woodside, naturally, says it will fight the Shell raid in true David and Goliath fashion. It is telling the investment world that it will perform better if left as an independent company and it is just as busy buttering up the news media.

Cranes return to skyline

FOR the first time in nearly ten years, a new office tower will rise over Perth’s CBD.

Budge admits banks in trouble

THE anti-bank feeling in thecommunity is worse than at any other time during the twenty-eight years BankWest managing director Terry Budge has been involved in the banking industry he told a recent Securities Institute luncheon.

Charity more than tax dodge

DONATING to a charity is not only tax deductible but socially beneficial, says Australian Red Cross manager of public affairs Saskia Verschoor.“Donating to an organisation such as Red Cross not only offers tax benefits, it’s also a great investment in

Councillors left out of loop

PERTH City Councillors are concerned they are being leftout of vital decisions regarding the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Council dragged into pub brawl

COUNCIL is being dragged into the battle between pubs and nightclubs in Northbridge, says Councillor Bert Tudori.

Height lifted in East Perth

ONE of East Perth’s highest points could soon be graced by a twenty storey building.

New street trees sneaked in

IT SEEMS council staff have tried to sneak some street beautification works in with a plan to create a parking bay for disabled people on Milligan Street.

Commodities the go: share guru

INDUSTRIAL commodities and mining stocks are a good place to invest at the moment according to market analyst Martin Pring.