THE opening of the first stage of its $190 million expansion of the Carousel shopping centre in Cannington marks a further step in the growth plans of retail giant Westfield into Perth’s commercial and retail market.
THE recent sale of industrial property in Kewdale has opened the doors to future development opportunities, according to Stanton Hillier Parker’s manager of commercial and industrial sales Andrew McKerracher.
BARRACK Square’s facelift looms as one of the most controversial public works programs in Perth. WA Premier Richard Court wants to build a glass and chrome monolith to house the 18 bells of St Martin in the Fields given to Perth.
THE relocation of the City of Perth’s administration from two city premises to the refurbished Council House could well be the largest and most strategically difficult commercial moving assignment to be tackled in Perth this year.
WEST Perth has become the major alternative office market to the CBD. Located within a kilometre of the CBD fringe, its reputation as a CBD alternative, combined with outgoings and parking efficiencies, makes it attractive.
ONE of the biggest changes to the face of Perth has been the redevelopment of disused industrial land in the city’s east.The East Perth Redevelopment is now nearing completion and will be home to about 2,900 in people in 18 months’ time.
PERTH must trade on its natural beauty, WA Tourism Commission CEO Shane Crockett recently told members of the Property Council. Mr Crockett said exit surveys on visitors leaving Perth found overwhelming enthusiasm for the city.
THE integrity of human knowledge capital must be preserved for successful future business practice, said Tim Mazzarol in his key-note address at the recent Asia Pacific IT&T Awards Exposition of Nominations.
While only around 100 of the 3,000 call centres in Australia are in this state, an increasing number of companies are choosing to locate teleservices in WA, according to AlintaGas customer services co-ordinator John D'Arcy.
DRAKE International call centre specialist Connie Dattilo said the industry was increasingly becoming 24-hours a day, seven days a week in nature, and most call centres offered a number of flexible employment opportunities.
OUTSOURCING call centre business functions to a third party organisation is not a common practice in the Asia Pacific region, the recently released 1999 Call Centre Research (a division of ACA Research) Asia Pacific Call Centre Study revealed.
THE rapid growth in the call centre industry over the past few years has put much greater demands on those involved in the recruitment of call centre ‘agents’ — those people at the other end of your call.