“Despite the housing market cooling during 2019, demand for skilled trades workers remains strong, with demand in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane exceeding availability,” said HIA Economist, Angela Lillicrap.
24 hours since the shock announcement of the retirement of the Holden Brand for good, the value of Holdens have projected to have at least doubled.
“New data released by the Housing (Supply) Minister shows that the Federal Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is already helping millennials achieve their home ownership aspirations and giving a boost to regional areas,” said HIA Chief Executive Industry Policy, Kristin Brookfield.
“Residential land sales have increased by 45.9 per cent from their record low in the March 2019 quarter,” said HIA Economist, Angela Lillicrap.
“Today’s (February 17 2020) announcements that builders and homeowners will be able to easily access the Australian Standard for building in bushfire prone areas will help thousands of people impacted by the recent bushfires move through the rebuilding process a little more smoothly,” said Kristin Brookfield, HIA Chief Executive Industry Policy.
Disaster assistance has been made available to help people and businesses heavily impacted by recent storms and flooding in 56 local government areas across NSW.
“Lending to first home buyers increased by 6.2 per cent in the month of December 2019 to be up by 3.6 per cent for the quarter. This is the highest number of first home buyer loans since December 2009,” said Angela Lillicrap, HIA Economist.
More young people will be at the forefront of efforts to manage invasive species, thanks to new grants from the Victorian Government.
Up to 13 weeks income support is now available for those worst-hit by the bushfires in the Cootamundra-Gundagai, Goulburn Mulwaree and Wagga Wagga council areas.
Local Government NSW (LGNSW) has welcomed the State Government’s decision to cover the costs of council rates, providing some relief to bushfire affected councils and their communities.