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Unlocking Opportunities: Must-Know Highlights of Australia's 2024-25 Federal Budget for Property Investors

Updated: Jun 5

  • In short: Australia's 2024-25 federal budget, unveiled by Treasurer Jim Chalmers on May 14, emphasises easing cost-of-living pressures, supporting housing, enhancing healthcare, and driving the green energy transition with a significant $65 billion commitment.

  • Key Takeaways: The budget has great incentives for investors to invest in regional areas in Australia.

On May 14, 2024, Treasurer Jim Chalmers unveiled Australia's pivotal 2024-25 federal budget, focusing on easing cost-of-living pressures, supporting housing, enhancing healthcare, and driving the green energy transition.

As property investors, understanding these budget measures is crucial to navigating the evolving economic landscape. A key highlight is the significant $65 billion commitment to green energy, aligning perfectly with our upcoming Gladstone House and Land project

Here's a concise overview of the budget's key elements

Housing and Infrastructure

The 2024-25 budget places significant emphasis on investments in housing and infrastructure, to tackle housing affordability issues and foster regional development.

  1. Housing Initiatives: The government is putting an extra $6.2 billion into housing, making the total investment $32 billion since 2022. This money will support building new homes and making housing more affordable, offering property investors more opportunities in construction and rentals.

  2. Regional Infrastructure: Within the budget lies a significant allocation of $101 million for the enhancement of regional airports and vital connecting infrastructure. This investment holds the promise of transforming regional areas into more appealing destinations, potentially triggering rises in property values and rental yields, making these locations increasingly lucrative for investors.

Green Energy and Innovation

The 2024-25 budget shines a spotlight on Australia's pivotal shift towards a green economy, marked by substantial investments in renewable energy and cutting-edge technology.

  1. Renewable Energy Investments: The budget earmarks over $65 billion for renewable energy initiatives, with a significant portion allocated to integrating batteries and solar into the grid, amounting to $27.7 million. Property investors stand to gain from this by delving into opportunities within green building projects in regional areas.

  2. Clean Energy Technologies: An extra $1.5 billion is designated for initiatives such as the Solar Sunshot and Battery Breakthrough Initiative. These investments in clean energy technologies have the potential to drive progress in sustainable construction methods, rendering eco-friendly properties increasingly appealing to environmentally conscious buyers and renters.

  3. Quantum Computing and Innovation: The budget allocates $466.4 million for the development of the world’s inaugural commercial-scale quantum computer. Technological breakthroughs can stimulate economic expansion and generate fresh prospects for property investors in tech hubs and innovation districts.

$69.2 million in the Stanwell Corporation-led Central Queensland Hydrogen Hub in Gladstone

Cost-of-Living and Tax Relief

The objective of the 2024-25 budget is to deliver significant relief for the cost of living to Australians, with potential indirect effects on the property market.

  1. Tax Cuts: Tax cuts tailored to all 13.6 million Australian taxpayers are designed to alleviate cost-of-living burdens, providing an influx of disposable income that could fuel consumer spending and investment, to potentially amplify demand for property.

  2. Energy Bill Relief: Over 10 million households are set to benefit from a $300 electricity bill rebate, alongside eligible small businesses receiving a $325 rebate. These initiatives are designed to alleviate financial pressure on households and businesses, potentially facilitating smoother management of mortgage repayments for property investors and operational costs for businesses.

  3. Rent Assistance: The government has earmarked $1.9 billion over five years to boost Commonwealth Rent Assistance by 10%. This initiative aims to offer relief to renters, potentially diminishing rental defaults and enhancing the appeal of rental properties for investors.

  4. Student Debt Relief: With an allocation of $3 billion aimed at reducing student debt for over three million Australians, a considerable number of young adults may soon find themselves in an improved financial position, potentially facilitating their entry into the property market as first-time buyers.


Property investors stand to gain by focusing on affordable regional centres like Gladstone, Bundaberg, and Hervey Bay regions, where serious infrastructure spend is creating jobs.


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