News today in Perth "From today, buyers who purchase a new apartment off the plan will be eligible for a 75 per cent transfer duty rebate of up to $50,000. We know this from hard evidence based on cities around the world: if we want a more dynamic, vibrant and safer city, with a day and night time economy, then we need more people living in the city. The City of Perth has just 25,000 people! This will drive new apartment construction, boost the WA economy and create jobs. This rebate builds on the generous stamp duty assistance that is already available to first home buyers in WA. For example, a first home buyer purchasing an apartment valued at $450,000 would currently pay around $3,800 in duty. The rebate will reduce this to just $960. As a result of responsible financial management, the McGowan Government is able to introduce the rebate and make it significantly more affordable for buyers to invest in off-the-plan developments." Source: John Carey MLA Not much details yet and I can't see an official policy link but it's a stimulus policy and might be temporary - hopefully won't be rescinded before actual settlement on an OTP apartment - we all know how long those can drag out!