Stage 4 restrictions stretch HomeBuilder time frame

By Grace Ormsby 10 August 2020 | 1 minute read

Victorians hoping to take up the federal HomeBuilder scheme will now have more time to do so, with the construction commencement time frame being extended to six months in response to the state’s health crisis.

Stage 4 restrictions stretch HomeBuilder time frame

The announcement was made by the federal Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer, Michael Sukkar, who flagged the “unique COVID-19 restrictions throughout the state”.

To be eligible for HomeBuilder, construction is supposed to commence within three months of the eligible building contract being signed.

However, HomeBuilder’s design did allow states and territories to extend this time frame by up to three months where commencement is delayed due to unforeseen factors outside the control of the parties to the contract.

“Given the unique lockdown affecting Melbourne, as well as restrictions throughout regional Victoria, the decision to extend the commencement time frame made by the Victorian commissioner of state revenue provides certainty and confidence to applicants and builders alike,” he expressed.

The minister called the construction industry “key to our nation’s economic success”.

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Grace Ormsby

Grace Ormsby

Grace is a journalist across Momentum property and investment brands. Grace joined Momentum Media in 2018, bringing with her a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from the University of Newcastle. She’s passionate about delivering easy to digest information and content relevant to her key audiences and... Read more

Stage 4 restrictions stretch HomeBuilder time frame
Stage 4 restrictions stretch HomeBuilder time frame
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