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Australian PM announces $25,000 grants to build or renovate homes

HomeBuilder Scheme: “Keeping that dream alive” through job empowerment to tradies


As Australia begins to scale the economic ladder through its phase of recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, the government is putting an extensive focus on jobs for tradies.

It is easy to understand how much of a beating the economy had taken due to the outbreak of the pandemic.

However, Australians have successfully managed to make the transition from fear to hope as we are well on our way to reclaiming our economic glory.

A major step towards this transition is the announcement of a $688 million stimulus package for the construction sector, aiming to propagate a “tradie-led recovery”.

Known as the HomeBuilder scheme, this stimulus package is a golden opportunity for Australians who want to build or renovate their homes. 

By providing $25,000 grants, it is hoped that Aussies can realise their home building dreams and through the scheme, offer much-needed jobs to tradies involved in the construction sector.

A huge gift to the residential building and construction industry

The construction sector, in general, holds paramount importance to the economy of Australia and Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s chief objective is to tap the tremendous potential of this sector by providing jobs to tradies and helping Aussies to finally have the house they have always wanted through the extra $25,000.

Through this stimulus package, the government speculates that 140,000 direct construction jobs would be empowered and heaps of tradies in the building sector would be immensely benefited. This encompasses a wide range of workers that include engineers, architects, procurement and production personnel.

It is a great move by the Australian government and it goes without saying that the HomeBuilder stimulus package would be a boon for homeowners, builders, construction workers, tradies and literally anyone from the construction sector who has gone through a lot of pain through loss of jobs amidst the COVID-19 situation. The severe job crisis in the construction industry has been well documented and it truly manifested into a helpless situation.

The icing on the cake is that the residential building industry is widely recognised as one of the most important industries in Australia.

Even PM Scott Morrison made it a point to particularly acknowledge this and is driven towards making home building and construction instrumental towards reviving Australia’s economy.

Who is eligible for the HomeBuilder plan?

The grants from the HomeBuilder plan can be availed by people who meet the following criteria:

  • People earning less than $125,000 per year
  • Couples who earn less than $200,000 per year

Furthermore, the grants can be used for new homes that are valued at $750,000 (including land) or renovations that are valued at anywhere between $150,000 and $750,000, resulting in properties being worth $1.5 million or less.

Some important considerations regarding the scheme

The following presents a few important points to be kept in mind regarding the package:

  • The grants amount be used to build necessary construction and building assignments within the house and not on things that are not necessarily essential such as swimming pool, spas, gazebos, tennis courts, garage, playhouse or nursery
  • The scheme does not include investment properties
  • Work has to be solely done and supervised by a licensed builder. As such, the scheme does not involve owner-builders or DIY renovators
  • Renovation assignments should include substantial tasks that involve a large scale magnitude of involvement in terms of tradie jobs. In other words, one can utilise the grants to involve tradies in ‘major’ tasks such as the complete renovation of a certain part of the house: a bathroom, kitchen or hall renovation. But relatively ‘minor’ tasks such as a simple painting or room upgrade task will not count. It’s all about substantial renovation
  • A prime objective of this plan is to provide jobs for tradies involved in the construction sector such as plumbers, carpenters, electricians etc.
When will the scheme be available?

The stimulus package will be made available to people who meet the eligibility criteria and sign a contract to build or substantially renovate their house after June 4.

Attention tradies, apprentices, construction workers and home builders!!!

As announced by the Australian government, the $688 million HomeBuilder stimulus package will bring jobs back to you once again! After the 4th of June 2020, building or substantially renovating houses will compulsorily employ all of you and would jumpstart our country’s recovery towards a strong economy through the construction and residential building industry.

It’s time to get rid of the fear and the pain, and adopt hope and positivity towards literally building the economy of our beautiful country!

The Takeaway

Losing jobs is undoubtedly one of the harshest things that one could go through. With COVID-19, jobs in the construction sector and the country’s economy hit an unavoidable standstill.

As the world dusts itself and gets back to life after COVID-19, the agenda is clearly to retrieve the economy and bring jobs back to those affected.

The construction and residential building industry are some of the pillars of the Australian economy that occupy a mammoth portion of jobs.

There has been much pain among the tradies who faced a helpless situation as the pandemic hit. The situation was undeniably grim as jobs were lost and there was no light at the end of the tunnel. Having a major industry such as the construction sector being adversely affected and put at a standstill was bound to have repercussions. This would have had a harsh effect on the economy and people alike unless immediate measures were adopted.

As such, the Prime Minister’s decision to embark upon a “tradie-led recovery” of the economy by putting up huge money to support tradie jobs is a largely welcome move to get the wheels turning and advancing the country forward.

With the principle of “Rebuilding communities, rebuilding our economy”, this fresh upsurge of jobs for tradies would be hugely instrumental in giving a tremendous boost to the Australian economy and its people.

When we look back at this wonderful move by the government, we can beam in pride at being a contributing factor towards the rejuvenated and strong economy of the country!

A blessing to tradies!

It goes without saying that tradies had gone through a lot of pain when the COVID-19 crisis made landfall. As such, it is easy to see why this monumental stimulus package has laid huge priority and emphasis on tradies.


The Prime Minister has very particularly stressed on the moniker of “tradie-led recovery”.

This just goes to show how much of a contributing factor tradies are to the economy of the nation and how much faith the country has in tradie jobs.

There are heaps of opportunities awaiting you as Australia rises to reclaim its economic grandeur!

Are you ready to take up jobs again? And this time, your work is directly helping the country’s economy!

However, we understand that one cannot get the engine started and the wheels turning without fuel…

There is bound to be some confusion and an eagerness to find the right opportunities without wasting any time or resources.

The facts are very straightforward: The construction and residential building industry is going to get tremendously buffed now and over the coming months. People who have been aspiring to build a house or substantially renovate their house are going to search for the best (and often, the nearest) tradie services online.

Are you going to be in their radar? Are you finally going to grab those opportunities after the COVID-19 situation?

To make sure that you get the best and the most fruitful work coming your way, you need to be online as well! If the global pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that having an online presence for your business can help your business to keep running despite the economic condition.

Which is why you need a top-notch digital marketing agency in Australia that comes with the right blend of expertise and experience in helping businesses, dealing with important services, go online and succeed!

In other words, you need Quint Digital.

The Quint Digital promise…

As a premier digital marketing company in Australia, Quint Digital has carved a niche for itself in helping previously offline businesses mark a powerful online presence and getting their services running at full throttle.

We are focused and driven toward helping tradies get the best out of the HomeBuilder plan, and getting your services online is a mammoth step in achieving the same!

By hopping aboard with Quint Digital, your services would be easily accessible by anyone who is set to build/renovate their house and are searching online for tradies in the construction sector. And you can bet that you would have heaps of work coming your way!

We had offered certainty in the time of uncertainty…

Now, we are offering action in the time of hope!


Your services are now a hot favourite and jobs would be plentiful. Get the best out of it with Quint Digital!

Harpreet Singh

Harpreet Singh

Harpreet has over 14 years of experience in direct sales and marketing, a promising track record of churning out revenue for businesses and a headstrong attitude to pursue success.

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