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Housing : June 2009
First Home Owners’ Grant ‘Additional training support for young people is welcome,’ he says. ‘HIA would like to see even greater levels of assistance to employers to take on and retain apprentices, but recognises these initiatives can make substantial demands on the budget.’ The announced further reduction in the skilled immigration program, Below: Treasurer Wayne Swan. although not severe, assumes that the program can somehow be fine-tuned to meet swings in the labour market, he adds. ‘HIA would much prefer the 1 July 2009 – September 30 2009 New homes in metropolitan Melbourne Federal grant: $21,000 State grant: Total grant: $11,000 $32,000 New homes in regional Victoria Federal grant: $21,000 State grant: Total grant: $15,500 $36,500 level and composition of immigration to be determined on the basis of longterm population and labour market assessments.’ H The Vic grants 1 October 2009 – 31 December 2009 New homes in metropolitan Melbourne Federal grant: $14,000 State grant: Total grant: $11,000 $25,000 New homes in regional Victoria Federal grant: $14,000 State grant: Total grant: $15,500 $29,500 After December 31 2009: Following 31 December 2009, base funding of $7000 for new and existing will remain. Victoria will also have a further six months of the state government’s $11,000 (metro) and $15,500 (regional), which is budgeted until 30 June 2010. Other states: Other states are yet to confirm what, if any, incentives will be contained within state budgets for new homes. HIA is calling on all states to follow the lead of the Victorian and federal governments and provide incentives to support residential construction and employment creation through a boosted FHOG for newly constructed dwellings. Design Software for Professionals SoftPlan is a software program dedicated to the design of residential and light commercial buildings. Use SoftPlan's easy to use drawing tools to create the Floor Plans, then let SoftPlan automatically generate the Elevations, Cross Sections, 3D Images and Material list. Want to see more ? Call (02) 4657 1874 to arrange an on-line demonstration with one of our sales representatives. Produce working drawings with ease, speed and accuracy. Build with objects - draw with objects. No more drawing line by line. Pre-Setup for install and draw, providing almost instant results. DWG & DXF import and export. Links directly to Quickbooks®. Site plan mode, sun studies, complex roof design, decking tools, kitchen cabinet layouts. Custom profile libraries for interior fixout. Electrical layouts. Produce 3Dimensional images with lights, shadows and reflections for advertising brochures. SoftPlan has many automatic drawing functions, however you still have complete customisation, allowing you to retain that personal style. Easy to use for the beginner yet feature packed for the professional. ”Anyone can use SoftPlan” Supplied with detailed printed user guide and FREE support. No ongoing subscription fees. FREE membership to SPLASH - SoftPlan users group. FREE file viewer. For your FREE demonstration kit and trial DVD call (02) 46571874 or visit www.cadbuild.com.au email@example.com Version 14 Photo by Auspic