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Gobbles to fall to tower

A $30 million development at 613 to 619 Wellington Street and 374 to 394 Murray Street, Perth is a step closer to fruition.

Living ups shop rents

THE value of Perth’s CBD retail properties have been affected by the boost in inner city living, says Stanton Hillier Parker leasing manager, Conray Passaris.

Sale and lease deal working well

SELLING and leasing back real estate has many benefits for companies – something that multinationals in particular are finding out, says Stanton Hillier Parker associate director Andrew McKerracher

Di Bucci awarded gong

THE prestigious Top Home of the Year award at this year’s Master Builders Housing Excellence Awards has been won by A Di Bucci & Son.

Communication leaders better bet

BUILDINGS with leading telecommunications facilities will maximise returns to building owners, a communications expert told the recent Property Council forum.

Geoff Cooper joins the Perth branch

FORMER WA Government labour relations advisor Geoff Cooper has been appointed Policy and Communications Officer for the WA Division of the Property Council.

Bishop shows capital vision

Federal Member for Curtin Julie Bishop shows more foresight than some other Federal Parliamentarians by recognising the importance of capital cities, according to Property Council executive director Joe Lenzo.

Capitals plagued by poor infrastructure

A NEW report has found Australia’s capital cities are plagued by infrastructure deficits and deserve more government attention.

Milk managers for guidance

True story (really!): A recently-retired milko rang his adviser and asked which one of two tech stocks he should put all his money into!

Managed funds popular in investment choice stakes

A MAJOR decision when investing is whether to accept the responsibility of making the choices or to invest in a managed fund where a professional decides what to buy and sell.

Information research made easier

WITH the increasing use of the Internet to obtain information to undertake any financial dealings there are many sites that have sprung up to provide both the information and access to it.

ABN takeup still a concern

THE Australian Society of CPAs is encouraged that more than half a million businesses, out of a potential two million, have already applied for the Australian Business Number.

Olympic entrepreneur joins Congress 2000

CPA Congress 2000 is an essential event to keep on top of what’s happening in the world of accounting, finance and management.

Phone service helps answer questions about GST

THE GST Assist 13 3088 helpline is a federally funded initiative assisting small and medium-sized enterprises, charities and the education sector prepare for the introduction of GST.

Call made for more guidance

THE Federal Government must do more to help businesses through the tax reform maze, warns the Australian Society of CPAs in its pre-budget submission.

Small firms struggle with franchises

SMALL business is battling to understand franchising guidelines, warns the Australian Society of CPAs.

Frustration leads to Internet portal

FRUSTRATION at being unable to target local people and local people not being able to find local products on the Internet has led to the formation of a South West portal.

Wine grape growth creates challenge

THE rapid expansion in the Australian wine grape industry has created a number of challenges according to a new report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

South West families fight back over timber

MEMBERS of the Save Our South West action group visited Perth recently to present the Minister for Forest Products Paul Omodei with a letter on behalf of their communities urging the government to stand firm on their commitment to the sustainable jarrah t

Convention centre site debate continues

ALONG with the shortlisting of two consortiums to build the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and a performing arts space, two sites are still in the running.

Facility vision is in operation

A PLAN to create a modest medical conferencing centre has grown into a major facility.

Golfing replacements near

WITH the demise of the Heineken Golf Classic at the Vines Resort, at least two other golf events have indicated interest in filling the breach.

Backstage path to success

A LOVE of the backstage side of productions during school days has led to twenty-seven years in Perth’s audio visual industry.

Stadium aspect of centre confuses

PERTH will gain a 19,000 seat rugby and soccer stadium as part of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Sort conference for free

A COMPANY is offering to organise conventions and meetings – for free.

Tourism operators struggle on

DRIVE through the South West, particularly the coastal and wine areas, and it is easy to see the growth in the tourism industry.

Centre already draws bookings

THE successful advancement of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre has been the biggest event for the Perth Convention Bureau to date according to PCB managing director Owen Cook.

Library offers theatre

A 207 seat theatre capable of screening 16mm and 35mm films is available for private bookings at the Alexander Library Building.

Quiet success a problem

IF YOU have been to a function or launch recently, chances are the person standing out of sight and out of mind yet ensuring all runs smoothly is Corporate Theatre managing director Vaughan Emery or one of his fourteen staff.