Generic photo of a young couple holding a sold sign outside having purchased their new home.
Generic photo of a young couple holding a sold sign outside having purchased their new home.

IN DATA: CQ cashes in millions of First Homeowner Grants

Central Queenslanders have cashed in on over $2,500,000 worth of First Homeowners Grants in the last financial year.

According to Queensland Government data, 171 aspiring homeowners applied for the grants with a total application value of $2,580,000.

Only four Central Queensland applicants were denied a grant making the total pay out for the region $2,535,000

The data shows that across the whole state, rates of approved grants were high.

 

Under the current Queensland First Homeowners scheme, introduced by the State Government on 1 July 2016, eligible applicants $15,000 or $20,000 towards buying or building a new house, unit or townhouse.

The data shows that across the whole state, rates of approved grants were high.

Over $94m worth of grant applications were approved across Queensland last financial year.

 

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RAW QLD FIRST HOMEOWNERS DATA:

 

BRISBANE - EAST Applications: 222 Value ($'000): 3,425 Payments: 209 Value ($'000): 3,255

 

BRISBANE - NORTH Applications: 206 Value ($'000): 3,165 Payments: 210 Value ($'000): 3,250

 

BRISBANE - SOUTH Applications: 593 Value ($'000): 9,115 Payments: 566 Value ($'000): 8,745

 

BRISBANE - WEST Applications: 95 Value ($'000): 1,455 Payments: 83 Value ($'000): 1,275

 

BRISBANE INNER CITY Applications: 275 Value ($'000): 4,355 Payments: 265 Value ($'000): 4,200

 

CAIRNS Applications: 266 Value ($'000): 4,010 Payments: 251 Value ($'000): 3,810

 

CENTRAL QUEENSLAND Applications: 171 Value ($'000): 2,580 Payments: 167 Value ($'000): 2,535

 

DARLING DOWNS, MARANOA AND QUEENSLAND OUTBACK Applications: 49 Value ($'000): 745 Payments: 47 Value ($'000): 720

 

GOLD COAST Applications: 757 Value ($'000): 11,775 Payments: 755 Value ($'000): 11,890

 

IPSWICH Applications: 761 Value ($'000): 11,550 Payments: 732 Value ($'000): 11,215

 

LOGAN - BEAUDESERT Applications: 737 Value ($'000): 11,125 Payments: 701 Value ($'000): 10,685

 

MACKAY - ISAAC - WHITSUNDAY Applications: 213 Value ($'000): 3,215 Payments: 202 Value ($'000): 3,055

 

MORETON BAY - NORTH Applications: 431 Value ($'000): 6,475 Payments: 403 Value ($'000): 6,110

 

MORETON BAY - SOUTH Applications: 376 Value ($'000): 5,710 Payments: 345 Value ($'000): 5,250

 

SUNSHINE COAST Applications: 555 Value ($'000): 8,500 Payments: 585 Value ($'000): 9,050

 

TOOWOOMBA Applications: 183 Value ($'000): 2,755 Payments: 164 Value ($'000): 2,480

 

TOWNSVILLE Applications: 246 Value ($'000): 3,690 Payments: 250 Value ($'000): 3,760

 

WIDE BAY Applications 226 Value ($'000): 3,430 Payments: 234 Value ($'000): 3,585

 

GRAND TOTAL Applications: 6,362 Value ($'000): 97,075 Payments: 6,169 Value ($'000): 94,870