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

Funding boost to facilitate greyhounds redevelopment

Greyhounds WA's plans for a new track next to its existing home in Cannington have received a shot in the arm, with $13 million provided by Racing & Wagering Western Australia for the move.

WA drives rebound in building approvals

A rebound in national home building approvals in July was largely driven by a significant increase in Western Australia, according to the Housing Industry Association.

Finbar unveils $86m Leederville plan

Finbar Group is set to start marketing its latest apartment project next month - an $86 million, 143-dwelling development in West Leederville - after it received the tick of approval from the Metro Central Development Assessment Panel.

Aldi jumps in on $50m Innaloo cinema revamp

Revised plans for a $50 million revamp of Innaloo Cinema Centre include an Aldi discount supermarket and restaurant, small bar and other hospitality tenancies in the place of a bowling alley previously proposed for the site.

Bottleyard apartments plan set to go ahead

A contentious $30 million, 125-apartment plan at the old bottleyard site on Palmerston Street on the outskirts of Northbridge is set to get the green light from the Metropolitan West Development Assessment Panel.

Home price growth slowing: RP Data

Demand for residential real estate in Perth is moderating, with the second set of figures released in a week suggesting price growth could have peaked for the time being.

Perth ripe for change but transport, funding hurdles remain

FEATURE: Architecture and planning professionals have some innovative solutions to the challenges Perth faces in reaching the world's top five most liveable cities.

Solco in $9.2m east coast acquisition

Renewable energy group Solco is set to acquire the GO Group of businesses, its latest step in moving away from solar panel wholesaling towards financing and technology.

Sales dip but house prices hold firm: REIWA

Sales have slumped in Perth's residential market, but the median home value has held firm, according to the latest analysis from the Real Estate Institute of WA.

Aspen nears end of commercial sell-off

Aspen Group has just one major asset remaining in its commercial property portfolio, after completing the sale of its Noble Park warehouse property in Victoria for $20.8 million.

Perth’s first 7-Eleven set for Hay St Mall

Perth's first 7-Eleven convenience store is set to be located in the inner city, with a development application lodged for fit-out and signage at the McNess Royal Arcade in the Hay Street Mall.

Home Open growing out of Applabs

Perth-based mobile application developer Applabs Technologies is looking to spin-off its recently launched HomeOpen app into its own company, to facilitate an Australia-wide rollout.



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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