Key takeaways from 2021-2022 Budget

Supporting construction jobs and home ownership


HomeBuilder has been a highly successful program, supporting construction activity and jobs. Over 120,000 Australians have applied for the HomeBuilder grant, which is expected to support over $30 billion in residential construction activity.

The Government extended the six month construction commencement period to 18 months for all existing applicants, which will smooth out the HomeBuilder construction activity in 2021 and into 2022.

Western Australia

$1.3 billion for projects, including:

  • $237.5 million for METRONET works at Hamilton Street and Wharf Street; and
  • $200 million for upgrades to the Great Eastern Highway.


Additionally, $288.1 million is also being allocated to road safety and community infrastructure projects.