After much focus in last year’s Federal Budget, the real estate and construction sector still needs time to implement the raft of changes and assess the incentives under the Housing Affordability banner in 2017, as well as the more recent stapled securities announcements. 

Sian Sinclair, National Head of Real Estate & Construction, shares her thoughts on what she would like to see in this year’s Federal Budget. 

While the industry wants to be left alone for last year's changes to be embedded, there are concerns there could be further restrictions around foreign investment that are labelled as housing affordability measures.

Keeping Australia competitive must continue to be the focus so the real estate and construction industry can continue to contribute to grow our economy with further infrastructure investment by Government and a healthy flow of foreign capital.