Things Looking Rosier in Perth

THE value of apartments within inner-city Perth is set to surge this year, linked to stronger corporate profits.

Research group MacroPlan says slowing growth in corporate profits in 2008 and 2009 led to the cancellation or deferral of some mining construction work, and that as a consequence, commercial and residential development also slowed.

In its Outlook for Perth Housing Construction report, analyst Jason Anderson says this trend should be reversed as demand for construction contractors and professional services firms increases. Several major Western Australian mining projects are back on the cards, too.

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