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HomeBuilder Scheme not Everyone’s Cup of Builder’s Tea

Gil Hart says that the Homebuilder scheme won’t help most of his clients. Image Credit: ABC News: Eliza Borello.

The Federal government’s HomeBuilder scheme has been criticised by the Opposition and industry professionals, who say the scheme targets the wrong end of the market.

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese said that while there was “nothing wrong with supporting private housing”, the package would require too much investment from homeowners during a period of economic uncertainty for many Australians.

While many in the construction industry are enthusiastic about the package, not all are so optimistic. Bathroom renovator Gil Hart says that it will not help his average clients, who spend between approximately $11,000 and $12,000 on bathroom renovations and between $12,000 and $25,000 on kitchens.

Speaking to the ABC yesterday Mr Hart said “I’ve actually had two of those people who were excited yesterday ring me this morning quite sad and devastated. It’s not going to help the average Joe Bloggs.”