17 April 2021

Thousands of people can now be sure that they will receive HomeBuilder grants with the Federal Government’s extension of the construction start date. 

Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia said, “The scale of the HomeBuilder success - more than 120,000 HomeBuilder applications have created huge pressure on the supply chain with Master Builders Australia’s survey of the industry showing that 70% of builders are being hit by delays and cost increases for key trades and building products.”

“This also created the risk that thousands of HomeBuilder applicants could miss out on the grants because builders could not meet the construction start date requirements,” she said.

“Thanks to this move by the Federal Government, thousands of HomeBuilder applicants around the country can now breathe a huge sigh of relief,” Denita Wawn said.

“This will help builders and tradies maximise and manage the extraordinary success of HomeBuilder,” she said. 

“The Federal Government showed strong leadership to introduce HomeBuilder when Covid lockdowns meant thousands of builders and tradies faced a valley of death with no forward work,” Denita Wawn said.

“Thanks to HomeBuilder those businesses and jobs were saved. It’s been one of the most effective government interventions ever,” Denita Wawn said.

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