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

Brookfield preferred for Elizabeth Quay sites

Brookfield Multiplex has been given the inside run on two development sites at Elizabeth Quay, after the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority selected the building giant from a large field of developers for exclusive negotiations over the sites.

Slowdown in first-time home buyers

New figures suggest Western Australia's first-time home buyers could be dropping off, in the wake of changes to the government's incentives scheme.

Freo rivals set to share oval

Old enemies East and South Fremantle could soon share the same home ground, with the City of Fremantle set to consider a redevelopment funding proposal at Fremantle Oval.

Technology set to revolutionise construction training

The Master Builders Association is evaluating the possibility of establishing an immersive training centre in Perth, similar to a $14 million facility in Victoria, to boost safety and productivity in the construction sector.

Offices to apartments switch at St Andrews

The Uniting Church has abandoned plans to create a 22-storey office tower at its St Georges Terrace site, lodging a development application with the City of Perth to build an $88 million apartment tower instead.

Finbar says Pelago criticism misinformed

Apartment developer Finbar Group has responded to scathing criticisms from the Labor opposition of the state government's investment in its Pelago project in Karratha, saying comments from opposition leader Mark McGowan were misinformed and incorrect.

Primewest picks up Tyne Square for $9.05m

Colliers International has sold more than $50 million in retail property to date in 2014, with Northbridge's Tyne Square the latest asset to change hands in a deal brokered by the commercial agency.

JLL wins government asset management contracts

Property services firm JLL has been appointed to manage the state government's commercial portfolio, while at the same time extending its contract to look after the federal government's Indian Ocean Territories group of assets.

PACT selected to build Willing’s The Whitfield

PACT Construction has won a $15.5 million contract to build Willing Property's boutique apartment complex, The Whitfield, in Bassendean. The 34-apartment building will be constructed over four levels, with work set to start in October.

Stirling Street high-rise projects push $300m

The eastern edge of Northbridge is emerging as Perth's next hotspot for apartment development with four new projects proposing more than 600 dwellings or hotel rooms seeking approval.

DAPs approve 391 apartments in six suburbs

Apartment buildings in Rivervale, North Perth, Burswood, Osborne Park, Victoria Park and Carine are among the latest multiple-dwelling projects set to be approved for construction, in a busy week for Perth's development assessment panels.

CBD appeal for suburban tenants

Affordable city office space is proving to be alluring for some suburban tenants.



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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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