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Queensland’s first home owner grant doubles

Home ownership is now finally in sight for many first home owners in Queensland, following new Government changes. The Palaszczuk Government has doubled the Queensland first home owner grant from the previous $15,000 to $30,000 for new builds, commencing from now until 30 June 2025. With applications for the grant opening in the first week of January 2024. This grant applies to buying a new home valued under $750,000, including apartments and town homes.

Grant recipients must meet strict criteria including: no previous home ownership or investment properties, recipients must be an Australian citizen, or a permanent resident, (or applying with someone who is), and must move into their home within 1 year of the completed transaction and live there for 6 months.

Oakridge Property Group’s Director Andrew Niven said the government changes are a great way for first home buyers to secure a home. “We know the current market is tough for first home buyers, so this is an amazing opportunity for many to establish themselves in a brand-new home,” he said.

“With applications opening next year, it’s also a perfect time for buyers to consider purchasing an apartment at our new Pavilion Residences, which will offer convenient living with quality amenities.

“We know first home owners don’t want to live with their parents or buy an expensive, old home just to get into the property market, and with new apartments included in the grant scheme, it’s an excellent option.”

Pavilion The Residences will offer 144 apartments and more than 700 square metres of landscaped gardens and resident amenities with a range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments to choose from.

Located less than 15 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, in the new mini-CBD of Upper Mount Gravatt, accessing public transport, shopping and dining are made easy thanks to the conveniently located Westfield Garden City and open access to the M1. Lush nature walks around Mount Gravatt Lookout and Toohey Forest can become part of your everyday.

Built in collaboration with construction partner CS Development Group, the residences will be designed by MAS Architecture Studio and interior design by Corner iD.

To find out more about Pavilion or register for priority access, visit


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