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Clough building sold to NAB

CONSTRUCTION firm Clough Engineering Limited has sold its nine-storey Perth headquarters building to the National Australia Bank Superannua-tion Fund for $21.3 million.

Council role affirmed

THE Property Council of Australia’s role in economic, industrial and legislative reform has recently been reaffirmed in our dealings with the WA Government.

Northbridge goes hi-tech

THE attraction of Northbridge as a centre for new hi-tech companies has been highlighted by a number of leasing deals struck by NSC Corporate.

Centre to speed up trend

THE new $310 million convention centre will accelerate the trend towards accommodation developments in the CBD causing property values to surge, NSC Corporate director Nick Stanisis said.

Pre-financing meets with approval

INTEREST only loans provide better tax benefits for property investors according to Investors Club member Graham Kirby.“The only component that is tax deductible in these loans is the interest, and not the principal reductions,” Mr Kirby said.

Olympic Edition Holden Vectra, Astra and Barina at City Motors

FOLLOWING last year’s sellout success of the extra-value Olympic Edition Vectra, Astra and Barina models, Holden has released another competitive Olympic Edition four cylinder line-up.

Upgrade your phone and keep your car kit

YOU probably upgrade your mobile phone every 12-18 months, but there’s no need to change your hands-free car kit every time.

Body sulpt Personal trainer

BODY Sculpt Personal Training Studios – where the focus is ‘you’ – your well being, your fitness, your needs and your timetable.

Brother MFC-9600 at Printcom

THE Brother MFC-9600 high performance multi-function centre is out now from Printcom.

NEC Xen Alpha at Communications Plus

A NEW telephone system release from NEC is set to give small business users the same features and facilities as many large PABX users, at a fraction of the cost. The Xen Alpha is designed for the small to medium business needing up to six lines and 16...

New Pajero range at Skipper Mitsubishi

MITSUBISHI’S Pajero has taken the next step in four-wheel driving with the release of its NM series.The stylish new Pajero is available as a 5-door long wheelbase model with four price classes – GL, GLX, GLS and Exceed. All price classes have petrol...

German street

If it wasn’t for a group of doctors celebrating a pre-GST last supper (huh?) – we would not have dined at the Mount Street Café.

Big retailers continue push

DESPITE opposition from the main political parties, the big end of retail town is confident it will achieve deregulated trading hours.Embattled Fair Trading Minister Doug Shave has made it clear there will be no change to the retail trading hour regime

Stadium to kick cars out

PERTH’S new soccer stadium could pose serious problems for CBD commuters.

V8 plans reach starting grid

A GRAND Prix-style V8 Supercar carnival is back on the agendafor the city following a decision by Perth City Council to continue investigations into conducting the race on CBD streets.

Broker in for the long haul

DESPITE the furore surrounding the mortgage broking industry, Barry Barr & Associates principal Barry Barr says he is plugging on.

Internet buying lures local

A contract to provide world-wide communications consultancy to a new business owned by fourteen of the world’s biggest miners could be a “company-making” deal for Perth firm Mars Group, according to partner Steve Harvey.

March bad month for workers

WA HAS recorded its highest number of working days lost in one month through industrial disputes since April 1997, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureauof Statistics.

Vocal four talk to EPRA

FOUR East Perth residents who strongly opposed the residential redevelopment of part of Arden Street have been negotiating with the East Perth Redevelopment Authority.

State leads gas

WA IS Australia’s leading and fastest growing natural gas market with just under 50 per cent of primary energy share, according to Australian Gas Association industry development manager David Parker.

Council seeks action on bike couriers

PERTH City Council is pressing to have state legislation introduced to control the activities of bicycle couriers.

Public space wanted in plan

GIVE us more public open space in the Northbridge Urban Renewal area.

Hall works coming

PERTH Town Hall renovation works look like finally starting in January.

Cats to strut at Esplanade

n COUNCIL has given approval for Really Useful Productions to stage its production of the musical Cats on the Esplanade Reserve. The production is expected to run from November 11 to December 11. Really Useful Productions is being charged $35,000 to use 1

Skyworks commitment

COUNCIL has committed to staging the Skyworks for another three years.

Agencies will vanish: realtor

MORE than 300 real estate agencies in WA – about one in five – will disappear during the first year after the introduction of the GST, according to Geoff Baldwin Team managing director Geoff Baldwin.

Sale opens new doors in WA

THE WA roller door market is set for a shake-up following the sale of 50 per cent of Perth-based TG Doors to Adelaide company Gliderol Garage Doors.

Govt makes the call

The WA Government has launched a scheme to capitalise on the growing call centre industry.

Women chiefs grow

A WOMEN’S organisation born of the chaos following World War II is starting to take root in WA.