Timber Queensland worked with allied stakeholders in the building and construction sector to ensure that State and Federal Government put an equal priority on the industry as part of any economic stimulus packages.
Available stimulus packages are
1. HomeBuilder Grant funding with the Queensland Government announcing how the scheme will work for home buyers. The federal grant will be administered by the Queensland Department of Treasury, and provides eligible owner-occupiers $25,000 towards the cost of building or buying a new home or substantially renovating an existing home. Eligibility requirements, which largely center around limitations on "commencement of construction" timelines, are now available here. Some aspects of the application process remain impractical and unclear - both HIA and Master Builders are continuing to work with government to ensure that these issues are resolved quickly.
2. Regional home building boost grant which is a state government initiative to help home owners in regional Queensland into their new home sooner. It will give you $5,000 after the purchase or construction of a brand-new house, unit or townhouse valued at less than $750,000.
3. Household Resilience Program provides funding to help eligible home owners in coastal parts of Queensland improve the resilience of their homes against cyclones
Further information on building industry issues can be found on the Queensland Master Builders website here and the HIA's COVID-19 website here.
Finding it hard to access materials or supplies?
The Queensland Government would like to hear from manufacturers if they are finding it difficult to access vital materials or supplies so they can assist.
To seek help and find a solution, manufacturers can complete a short form at qld.gov.au/qld-supplies
Page Updated 11 August 2020