Minister for Housing Michael Sukkar has visited Lindsay to talk up the Federal Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, and to announce applications under the extended concept are now open.
On Tuesday he joined Federal Lindsay MP Melissa McIntosh at a Rawson Homes house under construction in Mulgoa, which is expected to support 40 to 50 jobs over the course of the build.
Ms McIntosh said the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme was helping people in the community achieve home ownership sooner.
“For many young families, buying a house is your biggest investment,” she said.
“More first home buyers in our community and across Australia will be able to realise that dream, with a deposit of as little as five per cent.”
Mr Sukkar said it was important that the government delivered assistance to those chasing the ‘great Australian dream’, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 recession.
“The Morrison Government is committed to doing all we can to help Australians get into a home of their own as part of our Economic Recovery Plan,” he said.
“Combined, the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, Homebuilder and First Home Super Saver Scheme represent an unprecedented level of Government support for home buyers and the construction industry.”
Ms McIntosh added: “From the HomeBuilder Program to the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme and the First Home Super Saver Scheme, there are so many opportunities for people in our community, particularly families, to buy or build a home.”
Mr Sukkar and Ms McIntosh also met with representatives in the local housing, construction and real estate industries to discuss how they are responding to the Coronavirus pandemic and provide feedback on the Morrison Government’s policies.
“Local businesses and tradespeople will play a key role in our economic recovery. Each new house creates more economic activity and more local jobs,” Ms McIntosh said.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Senior Writer. He has more than 15 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations.