Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP welcomed Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to Murray Bridge this morning to afford him the opportunity of a first hand look at what the 2020-21 Budget is accomplishing in the Murraylands.

Stopping at Kookaburra Homes on the tour, Mr Pasin said he invited the Treasurer to the business to showcase how a regional business is benefitting from Budget measures like the Homebuilder Scheme.

“Kookaburra Homes are a fantastic example of the success of the Homebuilder Scheme the Government announced back in June to support the residential construction industry and homebuyers alike,” Mr Pasin said.

“This success Kookaburra Homes has seen through this scheme means more jobs in our communities and more money back into our economy.

“These measures are all part of our Economic Recovery Plan for Australia to create jobs, rebuild the economy and secure Australia’s future.”

Kookaburra Homes is locally owned and operated new home builder currently employing 30 staff including 23 office-based staff, 7 on-site staff and over 60 trade contractors.

“The COVID-19 pandemic was really scary for us, but with the Government moving so swiftly it has really filled that pipeline for us,” Kookaburra Homes co-owner Steven Walker said.

“Not only has this kept our staff in jobs but it’s kept the contractors we’re responsible for on the tools.

“It’s provided a much-needed boost for us and so many people across Murray Bridge and I’m sure the country.”

Jake Cazzolato is one of many Australians taking up the Federal Government’s Homebuilder Scheme.

“This initiative means I can bring my home build forward two or three years,” he said.

“I looked at a few different construction companies in Murray Bridge but the service I revived from Kookaburra was unmatched – they welcomed me from the get go.”