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Home Improvement Scheme leads to $50M worth of work

More than 6258 Home Improvement Scheme (HIS) Vouchers have reached the Northern Territory construction sector, equating to more than $50 million of approved works.

The vouchers are spread over a range of works and trades, supporting local jobs and businesses.

The top three most popular improvements approved under HIS are air conditioning upgrades, painting and electrical upgrades.

Vouchers have been issued in every Northern Territory region, leading to works for local businesses around the territory.

The HIS, which is one of the Northern Territory Government’s most popular scheme to date, provides homeowner and landlords with co-contribution grants to use in the upgrading of their residence.

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NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner said when you spend a dollar in the Territory, you save a Territory job

“Our tradies now have a massive pipeline of work. But we want that work to last, so the benefits for the rest economy can last as well,” Gunner said.

“Right now, we need to stick together and do everything possible to protect jobs.”

Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Minister Eva Lawler said the Territory Government is focused on saving jobs and supporting local businesses.

“Many trades, from painting to electrical, are being supported through the Home Improvement Scheme.

“This Government is doing everything in its power to support jobs, local businesses and make sure the Territory bounces back.”

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