Dan Wilkie

Dan Wilkie joined Business News in 2009 as a graduate of Curtin University, initially covering property for the print edition. In 2011 Dan expanded his focus to spearhead Business News’ online coverage of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and deals, resources and state politics. dan.wilkie@businessnews.com.au

Mixed bag for gold miners in March quarter

Gold miners Ramelius Resources and Doray Minerals achieved record quarterly production over the past three months, while Regis Resources' output was hampered by severe weather and flooding at its Garden Well and Rosemont operations.

Old Bassendean bounces back

Four significant apartment projects and a $27 million shopping centre revamp are stimulating major urban renewal at Bassendean's historic Old Perth Road.

Price surge tip in outer rings

Armadale, Cockburn, Joondalup, Mandurah, Perth CBD and Woodlands have been tipped to be the metropolitan area's top suburbs for price growth during the next 12 months.

Alkane signs Hatch for Dubbo FEED

Alkane Resources has contracted international engineering group Hatch to provide front end engineering and design works for its Dubbo zirconia project. The work provided by Hatch will give Alkane capital and operating cost estimates for the project.

Mid-tier builders offer flexibility

SPECIAL REPORT: The state's mid-tier builders are sharpening their focus on specialised areas to ensure they fend off growing interest in local construction projects from eastern states-based companies.

Big Perth builders budget to stand out

SPECIAL REPORT: The state's major builders appear unfazed to be operating in what's considered among Western Australia's most competitive and closely monitored business sectors.

AEG Ogden out as theatres manager

The state government will take on the management of Western Australia's performing arts venues, including His Majesty's Theatre, the State Theatre Centre and Perth Concert Hall, squeezing out incumbent operator AEG Ogden.

SITA snaps up Kalgoorlie waste recovery firm

National waste recovery firm SITA Australia has acquired Kalgoorlie-based industrial and waste services business MAILS for an undisclosed sum.

Brookfield starts work on Crown Towers

Brookfield Multiplex has kicked off works at the six-star, $568 million Crown Towers hotel in Burswood.

Primewest spends $18.7m on Bunbury shops

Developer and property syndicator Primewest has added another shopping centre to its porftolio, buying the Stirling's Retail Centre in Bunbury for $18.75 million.

Policy changes boost syndicates

The state government's push for apartment and townhouse developments, as well as increased appetite among home buyers for high-density housing, is creating substantial opportunity for residential property syndicates.

Luxury hotel influx game changer

Tourists and business travellers will soon be spoilt for choice when it comes to luxury hotels in Perth, with a rush of new developments providing new options at five stars and above.



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BHP Billiton Iron Ore$17.97bn
North West Shelf Venture$16.84bn
Fortescue Metals Group$8.12bn
Gold Corporation$5.81bn
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