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Design trends to keep an eye on!

With the new year on the horizon, it’s time to take a look at the home design trends that are set to be big in 2019! From calming colour palettes to statement pieces in unusual places, home renovating and design platform Houzz have compiled a list of the homes and interior trends that they think&h...

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December 20, 2018
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Keystart gets $421 million boost

The McGowan Government will extend the loan book of the State's highly successful Keystart scheme by $420.9 million, as part of a suite of measures to improve housing affordability for Western Australians. Premier Mark McGowan announced the extension today ahead of the State Government's Mid-Year Re...

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December 06, 2018
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House price rise on cards as economy, confidence improving

Premier Mark McGowan has this message for West Australians: buy a house now because the good times are coming back. Exactly one year after The Sunday Times heralded early signs of life for WA’s stagnant economy, the results are in — and they are conclusive. Data released on Friday showed the Sta...

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November 18, 2018
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WA has ‘smarts’ to take new economy downstream

There is no reason WA could not diversify away from mining and expand economic activity “all the way downstream” using the abundant energy sources available in the State, WA’s chief scientist Peter Klinken says. Speaking at Bankwest’s Digital Futures event on Monday on WA’s potential as a ...

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September 19, 2018
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Are we on the verge of a West Australian property renaissance?

The end of the great Sydney and Melbourne property booms has had its fair share of headlines and there will no doubt be more to come. However, on the other side of the country we may be witnessing a quiet resurgence of another major market. After years in the doldrums, Western Australia is show...

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September 10, 2018
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Boomtown’s bounce is back as economy out of the woods

The West Australian economy is “out of the woods”, one of the nation’s most respected forecasters has declared, with housing and wages finally gaining traction. Amid warnings the Turnbull Government was making the same mistake of the Howard government by spending a temporary revenue bump on ex...

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July 23, 2018
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BHP makes ‘biggest investment of decade’

BHP will spend $3.9 billion on developing its majority-owned South Flank iron ore mine in the central Pilbara. BHP has committed to what looks like being its biggest iron ore investment of the next 10 years, ploughing $A3.9 billion ($US2.9 billion) into development of its majority-owned South Flank ...

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June 15, 2018
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Household spending leading WA’s economic recovery

Household spending and confidence will lead WA’s economic recovery according to a new report by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCI). The organisation has just released ‘Outlook’, its biannual forecast for the WA economy, predicting how the state’s economy will perform for the next ...

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June 13, 2018
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WA economy ‘back on track’ with first annual growth for years

WA's Chamber of Commerce and Industry is heralding a return to growth as a sign the state's economy is back on track. CCIWA chief economist Rick Newnham said WA's economy grew a modest 0.2 per cent, year on year, the first time in more than four years the state had shown signs of year-on-year expans...

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June 07, 2018
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