QLD first time buyer scheme unveiled at Brisbane home show
A new first time buyer scheme in Queensland will be unveiled at a property exhibition this month.
The $15,000 Great Start Grant campaign, which replaces the previous First Home Owners Construction Grant initiative, will feature at the Brisbane Home Show between March 2 and March 10.
First time buyers can benefit from a sneak peak at the initiative, with state treasurer and minister for trade Tim Nicholls claiming the funding would help both homeowners and the construction industry.
The grants aim to encourage people to build and purchase new homes, apartments and units, whether it is through off-the-plan developments, owner-builder projects or other means.
Mr Nicholls said: "The grant is already up and running, in fact, the property and construction industry has been promoting the grant off its own bat.
"However, after testing the market we found we needed to cast our net wider to reach eligible Queenslanders."
He stated that the Brisbane Home Show would help the government to understand the hopes and aspirations of young families and Generation Y buyers.
The Office of State Revenue team will be at the Great Start Stand to discuss and educate visitors to the exhibition about the scheme and its implications for eligible participants.