Dan Wilkie

Dan Wilkie joined Business News in 2009 as a graduate of Curtin University. Dan's main reporting round is property, building and construction, architecture and residential real estate for the print edition, while in 2011 he expanded his focus to also oversee Business News’ daily online news coverage. 

Recent articles

More funds needed to lure tourists: AHA

International tourism to Western Australia is on the rise, but not as much as other states, prompting the Australian Hotels Association to call for more funding from the state government to market WA overseas.

Industrial vacancies hit record high

Rents are falling and vacancies in industrial property have hit an all-time high in Perth, as the fallout from the resources slow-down continues to flow into the real estate sector.

Sitting Rooms offers disaster plan

Workplace recovery is an emerging niche in Perth's office market.

Completions, competition weigh on Finbar profit

Finbar Group's run of full-year net profit records appears to be over, with Perth's biggest apartment developerflagging a net profit of $25.5 million for the 2015 financial year, around $11 million down from last year.

Planning falls short for higher density

Perth residents want to live in apartments, and not just in the inner city, however, a leading industry lobby group believes the state government's planning regime is leaving them with little choice than to buy houses and land.

Pickles Auctions spends $35m on Aspen property

Pickles Auctions is shifting to the southern suburbs, having bought a 200,232 square metre industrial site in Spearwood from ASX-listed Aspen Group.

R-Codes changes to result in more sprawl

Changes to residential development guidelines - designed to ensure density is built in appropriate locations - have the potential to drive up the price of housing, put pressure on existing infrastructure and encourage urban sprawl, according to prominent industry players.

Vacancies in apartments stay low despite supply

Vacancies in Perth apartments remain under the wider vacancy rate for houses in the metropolitan area, despite economic headwinds and record levels of new supply.

Pilbara waste-to-energy milestone

New Energy Corporation has finalised a deal with the City of Karratha that will result in waste from the Pilbara's two biggest cities being diverted to its $200 million waste-to-energy plant in Port Hedland, which is expected to be operational by the end of 2017.

Government ups ante on affordable homes

The state government may be struggling on some fronts, but it had some good news to announce on affordable housing.

Lot prices hit all-time high despite slumping sales

Perth land prices are defying the conventional supply-demand equation, hitting a record high in the March quarter despite a significant fall in sales in 2015, according to the Housing Industry Association.

Greensense tech collects energy data in real time

A Perth-based startup is setting about saving the environment, one office building at a time.

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Exporters

LabelValue
Rio Tinto$26.71bn
BHP Billiton Iron Ore$24.30bn
North West Shelf Venture$19.62bn
Fortescue Metals Group$12.48bn
Woodside Petroleum$6.09bn
Others$81.20bn
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