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

Delaware North makes mark in resources sector

United States-based hospitality provider Delaware North is entering the resources sector for the first time, in a joint venture with Perth-based catering and accomodation group Northern Rise Holdings.

City of Perth to consider $38m Stirling Street proposal

A development application has been lodged with the City of Perth for a $38 million, 21-storey apartment project on Stirling Street, next to Telstra's Perth headquarters.

Chinese group to make $100m splash in South Perth

Chinese developer JiaHe Jian Group has launched its first Western Australian project - a $100 million, two-tower office and residential development overlooking the zoo in South Perth.

Industrial land released at Rockingham

Fresh land at the Rockingham Industry Zone has hit the market, with the industrial estate officially opened by Lands Minister Terry Redman today. The first stage of the 400-hectare estate comprises 24ha, with lots ranging from 3ha to 3.8ha.

Leederville medical suites hit market

Leederville Chiropractic Clinic's practice on Newcastle Street is on the market, with selling agent Colliers International seeking $1.3 million for the property. The consulting rooms are located at 19/663 Newcastle Street, near the Oxford Street caf strip.

Challenging markets dent NRW profit

Civil contracting and mining services firm NRW Holdings' profit has plunged 40 per cent, with the company hit by challenging markets in the coal and iron ore sectors.

Cedar Woods bullish after another record profit

Residential land developer Cedar Woods Properties has continued its run of record profits, underpinned by strong earnings growth both in Western Australia and Victoria. Cedar Woods today said it lodged a net profit of $40.3 million for FY2013-14, up 10.9 per cent on the previous year.

Diversified Decmil lifts full-year profit

Engineering and construction contractor Decmil Group says its evolution into civil construction projects has helped drive a 10 per cent lift in net profit, while flagging further earnings growth through its new capabilities.

BHP lifts profit, spin-offs to have Perth HQ

BHP Billiton has lifted its full-year profit by 23 per cent, while at the same time confirming it will spin-off its aluminium, coal, manganese and silver assets into a new company, which is set to be headquartered in Perth.

North Freo units Australia's priciest

North Fremantle has been ranked the most expensive suburb in Australia to rent a unit, townhouse or villa.

Claremont Showground set for major revamp

The Royal Agricultural Society has unveiled concept plans for a major redevelopment of Claremont Showground, flagging residential development, commercial office space, extensive car parking, and a market square, as well as upgrades of the main arena, pavilions and exhibition space.

Rising vacancies to drive change in office market

Commercial real estate agency Colliers International has tipped a wave of refurbishments or conversions in Perth's office market, as landlords in older buildings look to deal with a rising vacancy rate.



Rio Tinto$21.40bn
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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