Victoria government announce $196.6 million support package for construction sector

More than 70,000 Victorian construction businesses will be eligible for financial support after the state government announced a $196.6 million package to supporting the struggling sector.

The support package will provide eligible businesses, including sole traders, with one-off payments for the period of the construction industry’s shutdown from September 21 to October 4.

“Today we announce that the Victorian government is going to continue to stand by the construction industry, and construction businesses most affected by the building sector lockdown,” Treasurer Tim Pallas said.

“We’ll be providing cash grants to thousands of operators who have been playing a key role in the fight against the Delta variant and we are proud to announce $196.6 million in a package of support.”