Dan Wilkie

Dan Wilkie joined Business News in 2009 as a graduate of Curtin University. Dan's main reporting round is property, building and construction, architecture and residential real estate for the print edition, while in 2011 he expanded his focus to also oversee Business News’ daily online news coverage. 

Beauty business more than looks

The growth of the cosmetic medicine industry has led two Perth entrepreneurs to expand their businesses in order to tap into more of the nation's $6 billion annual spend.

Slow motion on coastal high-rise

Developers and prospective buyers of apartments with ocean views remain frustrated by the lack of opportunities along the metropolitan coast.

Port Hedland strike averted by new pay deal

Tugboat operator Teekay Shipping has avoided strike action scheduled for this weekend, reaching terms for new enterprise agreement for its engineers in Port Hedland The firm said the agreement had been endorsed by the Australian Institute of Marine & Power Engineers.

Leased industrial assets in high demand: Realmark

The mining slowdown has resulted in a shortage of leased industrial property investment opportunities, according to Realmark Commercial. The commercial agency has listed a Clune Street property in Bassendean, leased by AusGroup subsidiary MAS Australasia, for sale.

Midland Livestock Saleyards up for sale

The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority has begun marketing the former Midland Livestock Saleyards site, touted by Planning Minister John Day as a vital step in the renewal of the eastern suburbs.

First Perth Aldi to open in Joondalup

Discount supermarket chain Aldi's first Western Australian store is set to open between the middle and end of next year, at the state's largest shopping centre, the Lend Lease-owned Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City.

Probuild signed to build Blackburne's Aria

Construction has begun on Blackburne Property Group's $145 million Aria apartments project in Swanbourne, with Probuild appointed to carry out the works.

Puma Energy bulks up with $80m fuel plan

Global fuel and energy giant Puma Energy is planning to increase its presence in Perth, with an $80 million proposal to build a fuel depot, workshop and office in Kwinana set to win planning approval this week.

Ciemitis, HASSELL among PIA winners

Roberts Day senior designer Peter Ciemitis and architecture and planning group HASSELL have been lauded for their contributions to the sector by the industry's peak representative body, the Planning Institute of Australia.

Builders welcome planning reforms

The state government's latest round of approvals reforms has been hailed by the housing construction industry as a game-changer for affordability and another step towards the ultimate goal of private certification for planning and building.

New stadium a corporate challenge

Perth's top sporting clubs are angling for control of corporate facilities and advertising at the new Perth Stadium.

Climate stance has office fallout

The Anglican Church's move to distance itself from fossil fuel-related industries could have implications for its CBD property portfolio, with up to nine resources sector companies that lease office space across the church's commercial buildings.



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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