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After July 1, the first home owner's grant will drop to $10,000. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Wyatt slashes first homebuyer boost

Local builders say they’re disappointed by the state government’s decision to axe a $5,000 boost to the first home owner’s grant, with one of Western Australia’s peak housing bodies describing the announcement as a missed opportunity to support new jobs.

Treasurer Ben Wyatt today announced that Labor would phase out a $5,000 boost payment to the first home owner’s grant by June 30, as another of the state government’s  cost savings measures.

After July 1, eligible first time buyers will be eligible for a grant of $10,000.

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