New rules will soon apply to high-density developments across the Perth metropolitan area, including minimum apartment sizes, guidelines around tree retention and natural light, and how projects integrate with the wider neighbourhood.
Photo Essay: It's nearing noon on a Monday when the CMA CGM Strauss enters Fremantle harbour, laden with a cargo of cookies, tyres, beer, eskies, bicycles, motor oil, lithium batteries, machinery and furniture.
Monadelphous has secured a $108 million contract on BHP Group's South Flank project, while Clough has won its second contract on the same development, which is the largest project currently underway in WA.
SPECIAL REPORT: WA will be waiting until at least 2030 before an outer harbour development is needed, and in the meantime work is being done to evaluate the best ways to extend the life of Fremantle Port.
Technology Metals Australia has secured $4.5 million via a share placement, with the funds set to advance the definitive feasibility study on its flagship Gabanintha vanadium project, located 40 kilometres south of Meekatharra.
Gold jumped to a two-week high on Friday after weak US economic data boosted expectations the US Federal Reserve would hold pat on monetary tightening, while palladium matched an all-time high on a prolonged deficit.
Oil prices rose more than 2 per cent on Friday after an outage at Saudi Arabia's offshore oilfield boosted expectations for tightening supply, while progressing US-China trade talks strengthened demand sentiment.
The long-anticipated expansion of Galleria Shopping Centre in Morley has been deferred, just days after receiving final planning approval, though its co-owner has committed to a $63 million expansion of Ellenbrook Central.
Developers across Perth’s CBD are positioning themselves to ride the city’s next wave of office development, with options for tenants with large space requirements becoming scarce despite an overall vacancy rate of 18.5 per cent.
PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss a tourism business sale, Airbnb, Vicinity Centres, Galleria Shopping Centre, future CBD development opportunities, infrastructure priorities, and our special report on ports and transport.