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Rural WA must take note of Y2K

RURAL Western Australians should not discount the possible effects of Y2K on dominant industries of the region, says Secretary to the Minister for Information Techno-logy, Ian Campbell.

Ravenswood on course for strong finish

Development of the Ravenswood Sanctuary estate, located sixteen kilometres east of Mandurah near Pinjarra, is on track with a new $10 million 24 hole golf course currently under construction.

Office vacancies falling

In line with other capital cities, vacancies continue to fall in the Perth CBD, according to a report by real estate group Knight Frank.

Two tie for top REIWA award

PERTH real estate identities John Franklyn and Ian Sanderson have shared the industry’s highest award for excellence and achievement – the Kevin Sullivan Memorial Award.

New staff join international push

REAL estate agent Stanton Hillier Parker has made two new appointments in their international property group.

Council blueprint approved

THE Property Council recently met with the lord mayors of the Australian capital cities and their senior staff.

Follow trail, watchers told

PROPERTY watchers should note where the WA Government is spending on its expanded capital works program if they want to know where the future of development lies, says Premier Richard Court.

Commercial sales still flare on the CBD periphery

Commercial sales activity is still focused on peripheral CBD buildings in Perth.

Property trust recommended buy: broker

Property trust company Col-onial First State Industrial (CIP) is recommended a buy by stockbroker JD Carmichael & Co due to a weaker price on the bourse.

Serviced offices find niche

Falling vacancies in the Perth CBD have created opportunities on which enterprising serviced office suite operating companies are capitalising.

Retirement planning requires work now

Hands up all those who want to rely on the age pension in retirement. Of course you don’t – so that means you need to fund your own retirement. It may not seem fair after paying taxes all your working life – but it is necessary for financial independence.

Changing work roles dictate design

CREATING a totally interactive environment for the changing needs of workplace roles and new technologies is a primary concern of the design consultant, says Marshall Kusinski director Kathleen Kusinski.

New crates help prevent lost files

CHESS Wilson Removals has introduced new technology to Perth that significantly reduces the risk of upsetting electronic equipment during office relocations and makes moving paper records easy.

Furniture solution

WITH more and more businesses expanding their premises, hiring furniture can provide a convenient solution.

Retail upgrade call as margins fall

AS PETROL sale margins fall petrol station owners are turning their stations into mini supermarkets.

Catalogue purchases fraught with danger

SEEING your new office equipment before you buy is essential for sound choices, says Hopkins Office Interiors manager Mike Hopkins.

Computer cleaner opens

A NEW computer cleaning business has opened a branch in WA. Mobile Computer Cleaning pro-vides hygienic cleaning and preventative mainten-ance for computers and electronic equipment in home and corporate offices.

Debrett’s fills niche

IF you think it’s a hassle organising a weekend away for two, imagine the effort required to coordinate international travel itineraries for large corporate groups.

Seamless airline concept frays

WHILE alliances between major airlines are on the increase, the promise of ‘seamless servicing’ to buyers has not yet been met, says Australian Business Travel Association media officer Carole Murphy.

Upper deck service draws VIPs

TRAVELAND Claremont has devised a new approach to making leisure travel decisions.

Penny wise and pound foolish

Statistics show that executives forced to handle their own communications as part of the restructuring of new age offices are actually costing their companies up to 2.5 times the wage of the secretary.

Y2K a worldwide problem

A lot is being said about the Year 2000 bug, and with good reason. Airlines, airports and air traffic controllers are still less than certain that the millennium will pass without a hitch.

Incentive travel performance booster

The incentive travel market, a proven company reward structure for staff, has been substantially damaged by existing taxation rules.

Innovations in event marketing

It may seem hard to believe that one event can deliver a strong sales force a valuable contribution to the local community while also achieving strategic marketing objectives.

UK approach works in WA

ANDREW Colebrook formed Aust-ralian Corporate Accommodation five years ago after discovering a market for specialised booking services.

Company on good wicket

RENOWNED international cricketer Damien Martyn plans to become more involved in the publicity for his travel consultancy, says director Gayle Martyn.

Awards go north...and south

THE north and south of WA were evenly represented at the recent WA Tourism Awards for Excel-lence with ten winners each.

Insurance covers hijacks

CGU Travel Insurance recently released a new corporate travel insurance policy.

Travel bookings come online

AN advanced online corporate travel reservations system has been recently introduced by American Express.