A Launceston builder has welcomed the extension of the $20,000 first home builders’ grant and praised it for providing consistency in the industry.
The $20,000 grant for people building their first home was due to be lowered to $10,000 on June 30, this year.
But the state government announced the $20,000 grant program would be extended to 2018, in a boost for the building industry and to create jobs.
G&T Developments director Steve Graham said the continuation was likely to keep his business busy.
“For us, it will keep that consistent flow of work,” he said.
“There won’t be a drop-off now, that’s for sure.”
Seven full-time people are employed at G&T Developments.
Mr Graham said the grant would ensure work in the construction industry remains consistent – especially with an election looming.
“People tend to go a bit quiet around then and they wait before deciding on their plans,” he said.
“For the industry as a whole, it will be great.”