There has been a last minute scramble to make the most of the government’s Building Boost.
There has been a last minute scramble to make the most of the government’s Building Boost. Contributed

Building Boost deadline looms

WITH only weeks left potential new home-buyers are being urged to sign their names on the dotted line.

The State Government's $10,000 Building Boost grant finishes up at the end of the month and contracts need to be done and dusted.

Richard Adams Homes sales manager Kirby White said there had been a last-minute rush of buyers - despite the Warwick market quietening off a bit - but most of them had already planned to build with or without the cash handout.

"I think it's pretty much business as usual really," he said.

"When it was going to run out three months ago we had a bit of rush on, and it's the same now.

"Basically most of the people I have been talking to already had already been quoted, but it brought the odd new one out."

Despite not feeling as though the boost helped the market a great deal, Mr White said he would like to see the newly-elected LNP State Government extend it for at least another three months.

But what the building industry really needed, Mr White said, was to get rid of the carbon tax.

"Concrete is going up, steel is going a lot more expensive. There are going to be a lot of increases from suppliers," he said.

For more info head to boost.treasury.qld.gov.au.



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