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State Budget 2019/20

May 12, 2019

The Western Australian Government has delivered its 2019/20 State Budget on Thursday, announcing a surplus and a number of measures that will impact the housing industry. 

Government announced a six month boost to the Keystart Lending Criteria, allowing more Western Australians to access finance.
From 1 July to 31 December 2019, the income limits for singles and couples will be increased by $15,000 and for families $20,000.    

Employers in the construction industry who use a Group Training Organisation to employ an apprentice will receive a grant of $2,125 per year of employment. This is a welcome incentive that comes in addition to Construction Training Fund incentives, an inclusion that HIA lobbied for on behalf of industry. The incentives will be available from 1 July 2019 but members are encouraged to register their interest by contacting

The preparation for MetroNet projects continue and commitments to the First Home Owners Grant (FHOG) and associated Stamp Duty concessions are ongoing in the forward estimates.