McGowan Government announces WA stamp duty relief for off the plan purchases

McGowan Government announces WA stamp duty relief for off the plan purchases
McGowan Government announces WA stamp duty relief for off the plan purchases

The WA State Government announced that they will be proceeding with stamp duty relief of up to $50,000 for off the plan apartment purchases.

The rebate is effective immediately and is applicable to all buyers purchasing off-the-plan apartments including first home buyers, seniors looking to right-size and foreign buyers.

Samantha Reece, Director of WAAA, stated that she had held discussions with both Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands, Rita Saffioti, and Minister for Housing, Veterans Issues, Youth and Asian Engagement, Peter Charles Tinley, in March this year after research results from 3312 apartment owners indicated that only 14% were prepared to purchase off the plan.

“With the future of MetroNet hanging on the balance of apartment pre-sales, this decision by the McGowan Government will ensure that people who have been dissuaded to buy an apartment will now have an added incentive,” Reece said.

“This stamp duty relief will undoubtedly stimulate the apartment market and that is very promising with the Government’s focus to achieve 47% infill targets.

"WAAA lends its full support to this decision and we thank the relevant Ministers for listening to the voting public of Perth."

ABS data indicates that WA only represents 4.7% of total apartments in the nation in comparison to NSW at 47.2%, Victoria 22.8% and QLD 17.4%.

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