FIRST-HOME CAMPAIGN CRY
ANOTHER peak industry body has weighed in on the future of the First Home Owners Grant with a social media campaign designed to implore the State Government to retain the $10,000 boost.
Master Builders WA has launched a new online campaign with the slogan “Our future is foggy without the FHOG”, fresh from REIWA calling on the State Government to implement a range of tax reforms designed to stimulate the WA property market.
Master Builders executive director Michael McLean said almost all other states and territories have recognised the importance of retaining and, in some cases, increasing the FHOG stimulate economic activity.
“Unfortunately, with WA’s economic fortunes languishing, the housing industry still requires a financial stimulus to meet the expectations of prospective homebuyers,” he said.
“The simplest and most effective way of achieving this is for the McGowan Government to retain the $10,000 FHOG.
“Master Builders recognises that, like many of our members, prospective homebuyers are doing it tough at the moment.
“In order to keep their dream of home ownership alive, they also need the $10,000 FHOG.”