Saturday August 15, 2020

‘Pathetic’ uptake for old buildings revamp tax break

The ‘Living City Scheme’ has become one of the least successful property tax breaks in the state’s history, with an even lower number of renovation projects actually taking place

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
8th September, 2019

A tax break to restore inner city buildings has been branded a ‘dead duck’ after just over 200 people applied for it in the space of five years.

The ‘Living City Scheme’ has become one of the least successful property tax breaks in the state’s history, with an even lower number of renovation projects actually taking place.

It allows part of the cost of renovating homes built before 1915 to...

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