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.

New home sales continue mid-year decline

New home sales are continuing to decline in Western Australia, falling 5.6 per cent in September, according to the latest report from the Housing Industry Association.

Cooper & Oxley wins Metro Hotel contract

The owner of South Perth's Metro Hotel is going ahead with a 53-room expansion, despite a softening in demand for Perth hotel rooms, with Cooper & Oxley signed to carry out construction.

WA in middle of retail space squeeze

Expansion of Western Australia's retail space is not keeping up with the state's population growth, falling short by around 200,000 square metres, according to a new survey by the Property Council of Australia.

Chinese eye property plays

A western suburbs real estate agency has set up a dedicated China marketing arm, as growing numbers of Chinese developers eye Perth's burgeoning apartment market for large project opportunities.

Belmont’s riverside revival

A luxury riverfront apartment project in Belmont is back on the cards after 10 years of disputes and red tape.

Builders shortlisted for $100m Stadium Station

Three major builders have been shortlisted to construct the $100 million train station for the new Perth Stadium on the Burswood Peninsula, part of the state government's $300 million transport plan to service the venue .

$12m makeover for Piccadilly

The Piccadilly Arcade is set for a $12 million upgrade, with a development application to restore the historic mall lodged with the City of Perth.

Supply bottlenecks hit WA land sales: HIA

Supply constraints are hampering land sales across Western Australia, which have declined significantly in both the metropolitan area and regional centres, the Housing Industry Association says.

Established home sales stall post-GFC: REIWA

Sales activity is stalling in Perth's established homes market, with the level of transactions exceeding long term averages just twice since the GFC.

National Storage adds to Perth portfolio

National Storage is set to add Western Australian property portfolio, buying an existing centre in Forrestdale for $11 million while at the same time acquiring the management rights for a new centre in Mandurah.

Georgiou unveils new indigenous JV

Georgiou Group has signed a new joint venture with indigenous contractor Nyiyaparli Engineering and Mine Maintenance Services WPH, to chase resources sector jobs primarily in the Pilbara.

CBD stock shortage

Offshore buyers are increasingly interested in Perth office stock, but limited assets for sale and the city's rising vacancy rate are stifling opportunities.



Rio Tinto$26.71bn
BHP Billiton Iron Ore$24.30bn
North West Shelf Venture$19.62bn
Fortescue Metals Group$12.48bn
Woodside Petroleum$6.09bn
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