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WA extends Building Boost as research shows more stimulus needed

Western Australia has extended its Building Boost for new home builds, at the same time that new research has been released saying that more targeted stimulus is needed if the housing construction sector is to lead Australia’s post-COVID recovery.

House under construction
WA's building industry has hailed the state government's building stimulus as a great success. Photo: Shutterstock

Western Australia has extended its $20,000 Building Boost for new home builds, at the same time that new research has been released saying that more targeted stimulus is needed if the housing construction sector is to lead Australia’s post-COVID recovery.

WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt this week announced a six-month extension to the program, which has been hailed as a major catalyst for a strong surge of activity in the state’s homebuilding sector.

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