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Jervoise perfect choice for industrial park

Jervoise Bay was chosen for the marine industrial complex because it was the only location meeting all requirements.

Jervoise is jumping

Jervoise Bay preparations involve dredging channels, reclaiming land and building breakwaters akin to those at neighbouring Henderson.

Sutherland sails into sunset

That looked like Jervoise Bay development supremo Bruce Sutherland with wife Noel cruising off Fremantle aboard a classic wooden powerboat – on a weekday.

Petrol pump turf fight looms

SERVICE station operators are digging in their heels to fight for survival against new conditions in the industry that could put them out of business.

Major chance for WA food

WA FOOD and beverage producers will soon have a huge chance to break into the UK market as Selfridges turns its London and Manchester foodhalls over to WA produce.

Shipbuilder WA drawcard

WA’S fast-growing aluminium fast ferry industry has drawn a major international firm to Perth.And other international companies are showing interest in the works of shipbuilders such as Austal Ships and WaveMaster International.

Is government too involved?

GOVERNMENT involvement usually falls short of our expectations and, in most cases, achieves the opposite of its intention. So what is the ‘legitimate role of government’?

Entrepreneur not dirty word

ENTREPRENEUR is not a dirty word says Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurship school director Graeme Herps.

Possible Perth future mapped

A GRUELLING five-day process has turned out a series of visions for the future of Perth.On April 9 three teams of architects, town planners, landscape architects and urban designers undertook a brainstorming session.

Candidates thrash out issues

MONEY management, a convention centre, a town planner, sinking the railway line and giving property owners’ votes more weight were some of the issues canvassed in the recent Lord Mayoral debate.

Council 'bends' for developer

COUNCIL has bent the rules to get a multi million dollar development off the ground at 131-137 Adelaide Terrace.Apparently the development is to be conducted by the Fini Group, which Lord Mayor Peter Nattrass said had done a lot for the city.

Fourth try for site

DEVELOPERS will have another try at developing the former Wesfarmers Building on Wellington Street.

Two councillors leave on election eve

After the May 1 Perth City Council election at least two of the presiding members will be replaced.

Contest signals major development

THE recent controversial ideas design competition by the City of Stirling will be the prelude to a multi-million development on the Scarborough foreshore to attract tourists and more visitors.

PCH extends east

FRESH from its acquisition of Finn International, PCH Group Ltd has extended its business interests into the eastern Goldfields of WA.

Channel 31 delayed

PERTH’S last free to air television service Channel 31 has had its launch date pushed back by a worldwide shortage of technical parts.It is now likely the community access station will start broadcasting in June.

Buildings increase

Building approvals in WA increased by 0.9 per cent in February, taking it 4.6 per cent above the recent lowpoint of October 1998.

Premier in Print

The Premier looks at a new report on the oil and gas industry, the New Living program in Balga and healthcare developments in Bunbury.

$120m development for Joondalup

CONSTRUCTION worth more than $120 million is underway or planned in Joondalup. Lands Minister Doug Shave said a LandCorp review found projects worth $38 million were underway, $82 million were planned and $25 million were recently completed.

Group to tackle gas

WA INDUSTRY has set up an ongoing working group to discuss and investigate the ramifications of greenhouse gas emissions trading.

Immobilisers are effective

RECENT media reports showing a car immobiliser being easily defeated are misleading, says Marlows group general manager Paul Wagner.

Perth cleaner joins with Thai

A PERTH cleaner has broken into the property and integrated services market in Thailand.Arrix Services has joined with Bangkok-based Siam Property and Construction to build on Siam’s existing property networks in Thailand.

Newsagents bargain

THE Australian Newsagents Federation has sought Australian Competition and Consumer Commission permission to hold representative negotiations with individual major publishers and distributors on behalf of newsagents.

Salvos seek support

WA BUSINESS and industry leaders are being asked to dig deep to help the Salvation Army meet its multi-million dollar commitments to the community.

Violent world bodes ill for future

WITHOUT wishing to rain on anyone’s Anzac parade, it is perhaps time to look at the future of violence. This has been a bloody century. complements, not replaces

THESE days it seems almost everyone has heard of the world’s largest bookstore business, That is remarkable testimony to a business that did not exist in 1994.What is also well known is that Amazon has yet to return a profit.

Centre progresses

THE seven applicants expressing interest in building Perth’s Convention and Exhibition Centre have survived the first cut.

Balthazar's a star

BalthazarLawson Apartments buildingCnr The Esplanade and Sherwood Court, PerthThe BuzzBistro food that holds its ownagainst the best.Intelligent, deftly constructed food that you remember well after you’ve left the restaurant.A wine list to

WA based national to take on big boys

A WA-based national chemical processing and manufacturing firm is out to mix it with the big boys.Joyce Corporation Ltd is trying to raise its market capitalisation to at least $50 million.