PUSH TO KEEP GRANT GATHERS STEAM
ANOTHER peak industry body has weighed in on the future of the First Home Owners Grant with a social media campaign appealing to 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 to stimulate the WA property market and help restore the State Budget to surplus.
Master Builders executive director Michael McLean said almost all other states and territories had recognised the importance of retaining and, in some cases, increasing the FHOG in order to stimulate much-needed 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.”