Western Australia

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Perth jumps into timber with 10-storey hotel

Western Australia is joining the timber trend sweeping the eastern seaboard with its first timber-framed building, a 10-storey hotel at inner city Northbridge.

Emma Thunder appointed Property Council WA deputy

The Property Council of Australia’s Western Australian division has appointed Emma Thunder as its new deputy executive director. Ms Thunder was previously strategic planning and communications adviser for the PCA,…

Yolk adds to growing sustainability portfolio

Victoria and WA-based Yolk Property Group has been selected alongside Southern Cross Care WA to develop a residential, aged care and retirement living precinct in Perth’s Champion Lakes. Yolk will…

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Carbon-positive hemp house could turbo charge industry

A new Perth-based company has committed to building a sustainable 10-star microhome to demonstrate the feasibility of its new hemp-based building panels, and boost the country’s emerging hemp industry. 

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Fremantle cans baugruppen project

Fremantle Council has pulled the plug on a proposed baugruppen project, leaving tenderers “bewildered”, after it imposed conditions on the project that were deemed unacceptable and then refused to negotiate.

Artist’s impression of Connect Joondalup Western Australia

WA calls on private sector to partner on urban infill

The Western Australian government is calling on the private sector to help deliver infill housing in four Perth precincts at Bentley, Joondalup, Beaconsfield and Cannington over the next 15 years.

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WA government forced to suspend green growth plan

The Western Australian government has suspended work on its green growth plan and implemented a “critical review” after details of a revised draft were inadvertently released by a public servant, flagging significant curtailing of development to the south of the city.

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WA industry in push for building upgrade finance

Vacancy rates are hitting Western Australia hard so the City of Perth and Property Council are pushing for changes to the state’s Local Government Act to enable building upgrade finance (BUF), in a move designed to improve underperforming stock.