Queenslanders receive tradie boost scheme set to cyclone-proof homes

14/10/2020

The LNP revealed a generous tradie boost scheme today, with Queensland Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington announcing a huge cash injection of up to $15,000 under a tradie boost scheme to cyclone-proof homes in the north and far north of the state.

She says this investment will not only ensure homes are safer, but will also provide a $50 million boost to the local communities, according to the news.com.au report.

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite’s Ocean and Land Colour Instrument captured Cyclone Debbie as it struck eastern Australia on 27 March 2017.

“The LNP will provide an economic boost by covering up to 75 per cent of costs, creating 450 jobs in residential construction and put tradies on the front line to lead Queensland’s economic recovery,” Ms Frecklington said.

“We are looking to support local tradies to re-roof houses, install cyclone screens or shutters to protect windows from debris, upgrade gutters, upgrade garage doors and replace window seals. All of these measures make houses more resilient which reduces damage during a cyclone or major storm event and also reduces insurance premiums,” she said in the report.