$10,000 grants to build ancillary dwellings, Tasmania

As of 28 July 2023, 266 grants remain unallocated 2 grants are conditionally allocated. Take advantage of this initiative and lodge an application before the end of December 2023.

The Tasmanian Department of State Growth has launched the Ancillary Dwelling Grants Program, a fantastic initiative aimed at tackling housing supply issues by streamlining ‘no permit required’ approvals to construct ancillary dwellings, such as granny flats or self-contained studios. This program is designed to support home ownership, and reduce rental costs.

What is the Ancillary Dwelling Grants Program?

This $5 million program is a Tasmanian Government initiative designed to address housing challenges. It’s all about encouraging the construction of new ancillary dwellings, which are secondary, self-contained living spaces on the same property as an existing home. The program’s goal is to make more rental options available in the market and, ultimately, ease the pressure on housing in Tasmania.

Who’s Eligible?

If you’re thinking of taking advantage of this program, you should know that grants of $10,000 are up for grabs. However, there’s a catch: it’s limited to the first 500 eligible applicants who submit a complete application. So, if you’re keen on this opportunity, you’ll want to act fast.

To be eligible for funding, applicants must construct a new ancillary dwelling and commit to making it available for long-term rent for at least two years. This requirement aligns with the program’s goal of increasing the supply of rental properties.

Important Dates

  • Opened: 3 pm, 30 June 2021
  • Closes: 3 pm, 31 December 2023, or when the program reaches its funding limit (whichever comes first).

If you have any questions or need more information, you can reach out to the grants team at adgrant@stategrowth.tas.gov.au. They should be able to provide guidance and support throughout the application process.

Check the Guidelines, eligibility criteria and to apply on the Department of State growth website.

Information source:

Media release TAS government, 17 January 2022: Ancillary Dwellings Grants to get roofs over the heads of more Tasmanians

Media release: ‘Comprehensive package to increase housing supply statewide’, 16 March 2021

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