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Market outlook appears rosy

THE Perth property market will continue to improve until 2002 on the back of improved outlooks for the resource and export sectors according to a report by Westpac.

Valuers lack marketing nous: Stubbs

A traditional short-coming of real estate valuers is their lack of marketing skills says newly appointed Australian Property Institute WA president Murray Stubbs.

Tax cuts will help offset housing slowdown

INCOME tax cuts due in July will offset any slowdown in housing demand, says national land development group, Peet & Co managing director Warwick Hemsley.

Parking crunch near

PERTH property owners who have not licensed their non-residential parking space will face fines of up to $5,000 in a crackdown under the new Perth Parking Management Act.

Government fails landlords: Iddles

THE Federal Government has failed in its attempt to educate commercial landlords on the implication of the GST on their investments says Chesterton International managing director Graham Iddles.

Boom shows no slowdown

THE new home building boom in WA, which began twelve months ago, shows no signs of slowing according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Bookland HQ for sale by tender

THE corporate headquarters of textbook, stationery and art supplier Bookland is for sale by tender through Chesterton International.

Shady Hills on the market

SHADY Hills, a 369 hectare property in Bullsbrook, is for sale for $4.85 million.


AROUND 28.5 hectares of broadacre residential land in High Wycombe is being offered for sale by public tender by Chester-ton International.

Hegney heads for the south

HEGNEY Property Valuations has announced its intention to expand into the South West by opening an office in Margaret River servicing Bunbury through to Augusta.

Region future forestry reliant

THE outlook for the South West is terrific provided the life support in the form of the forestry industry does not endure further attacks.

Approval times slashed: Bunbury CEO

DEVELOPMENT and building approval times in the City of Bunbury have been halved under the streamlined processing system, says City of Bunbury CEO Michael Whitaker.

Plans will be judged on merit

DEVELOPMENTS will be considered on their merits under the new land use plan which will launch the City of Bunbury into the 21st Century says Mayor John Castrilli.

City folk not welcome: operators

THE recent influx of city people entering the Boorara Forest Block at Northcliffe is not welcome says tourist operators in the area.

Training to benefit region

THE South West, along with the rest of the state, will benefit from a $1.5 million WA Government training strategy, Employment and Training Minister Mike Board told attendees at the launch in Bunbury.

US consultant comes back for more

US COMMUNITY development consultant Mac Holladay is back in WA this month to hold two community builders workshops.

Founder turns 25

ONE of Margaret River’s founding wineries, Leeuwin Estate, recently celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of its first planting of vines.

Sawlog commitment

NANNUP locals have asked Forest Products Minister Paul Omodei to confirm the WA Government’s commitment to provide 20,000 cubic metres of first grade sawlog for a value-adding project to support current employment levels in the town.

AHRI loses non-profit tag

THE AUSTRALIAN Human Resources Institute is no longer a not-for-profit organisation.

Seek chases executives

ONLINE employment site Seek has launched a service for executive job seekers.

New name for mission

Newly rebranded Mission Australia/ Mission Employment has opened twenty-six new employment centres in WA under Job Network 2.

Radiologist spreads wings

A WA-based radiology practice is adding another five locations to its stable, making it the biggest radiology provider in WA.

Bacteria balance a cure

BELLY bacterial balance is crucial for health, says Probiotics Australia’s Reena Ghose.

Safety focus lifts morale

PUTTING a worker safety program in place can help cut lost time injuries, build morale and boost productivity, says Safety First’s Kevin York.

Career from shape up move

A DECISION to get into shape ultimately took David Renouf out of the fashion industry and into a new business.

US-style not for Australia

AUSTRALIA seems unlikely to move to a US-style health system.Several organisations have promoted the view that Australia would head to the managed-fund driven system prevalent in the US.

CFS hits 8%

CHRONIC Fatigue Syndrome afflicts around 8 per cent of the Australian population in some form, according to the Chronic Fatigue Advisory Centre’s Paul and Linda Storer.

Chinese whispers

Wok qi is the name given to a subtle combination of aroma and taste that a well-seasoned, well-used wok imparts to food.

Better the devil you know

When someone gets around to organising a competition for the least popular person in Perth it’s a certainty that many of the nominees will be bankers.