On Thursday the Federal Government provided the details on its $688 million Homebuilder Program which will provide $25,000 grants for Australians building a new home and doing major renovations between now and Christmas.
AFPA distributed this media release welcoming the program, but encouraging those who take advantage of it to insist on Australian building materials being used, with CEO Ross Hampton saying:
"The key to making this package work for our whole community is for those thousands of purchasers to prioritise the use of local products – from aussie timber framing, to aussie windows, bricks and furnishings.”
Mr Hampton was also interviewed on the ACE Radio Network's Country Today program, about what the program will mean for the timber industries.
The interview can be downloaded and listened to here.