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For retailers, it pays to look west

From the golden beaches of Perth’s northern shore, where surf breaks rival those seen anywhere in the world, to the vast Outback expanses that dazzle tourists and natives alike, Western Australia is the state that offers a slice of everything Australia has to offer. And for the first time in a long time, buyers and renters are cashing in on Australia’s not-so-hidden gem. Lending restrictions have loosened, in line with a falling interest rate that has given way to an emerging middle-class ec