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Builders cheer HomeBuilder timeframe extension

Australia’s builders are applauding the federal government for extending the construction window for HomeBuilder contracts, a move they say will ease the significant pressure mounting on tradespeople.

Aerial photo of a group of houses under construction
The HomeBuilder stimulus package has sparked a massive wave of new builds, but also placed big pressure on tradies. Photo: Shutterstock

Australia’s builders are applauding the federal government for extending the construction window for HomeBuilder contracts, a move they say will ease the significant pressure mounting on tradespeople.

Housing Minister Michael Sukkar and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced over the weekend that homebuyers who signed contracts prior to April 14 would now have 18 months for their builders to commence the work from the date the contract was signed, …