Confused About New Depreciation Rules Proposed for Residential Property Investors?

Good news, only applies to properties purchased after 9th of May 2017!


Thanks to our good friends at BMT Tax Depreciation for providing the following insights:


The Federal Government has proposed adjustments to depreciation legislation in the 2017 Budget.

Under the new rules which are yet to be legislated by Parliament, investors will be able to depreciate new plant and equipment assets within a new property and items they add to their property; however subsequent owners who acquire a property after 9th of May 2017 will not be able to claim depreciation on existing plant and equipment assets.

Investors will still be able to claim qualifying capital works deductions, including any additional capital works carried out by themselves or a previous owner.

The budget notes were clear that existing investments will be grandfathered. This means that anyone who has purchased a property up until the 9th of May 2017 will be able to claim depreciation as per normal. The new legislation will be in force from 1st of July 2017.

If your fall under this category, you can still claim depreciation on plant and equipment assets for both new and second-hand properties.

BMT Tax Depreciation is currently speaking with government to further understand the intricacies relating to the budget notes and the proposed changes to depreciation and equipment assets.


Louise Griffin Property Management will keep our investors updated as specifics are clarified.


Article provided by BMT Tax Depreciation. Bradley Beer (B. Con. Mgt, AAIQS, MRICS, AVAA) is the Chief Executive Officer of BMT Tax Depreciation. Please contact 1300 728 726 or visit for an Australia-wide service.

The Stones Corner Festival

This past Sunday, on 30 April 2017, part of Logan Rd was shut down to celebrate the now Annual Stones Corner Festival. It was a wonderful, vibrant event that showcased what our local area has to offer.

The Shady Palms extended out onto the road, and had an extra outside bar to cater to the crowds. The live DJ in the back room of the Shady Palms provided the perfect musical back drop for a relaxing Sunday afternoon on a long weekend.

There were multiple community booths throughout the festival, including Crime Stoppers and fundraisers for MND and Me Foundation. Local Member Joe Kelly was also in attendance. There were delicious food and drinks on offer along with many beautiful craft stalls. A petting zoo along with an impressive array of jumping castles provided family entertainment.

Local stores such as The Record Store, Books @ Stones and Stones Corner Flower Shop all joined in the fun and participated in the day.

The main source on entertainment for the day was the incredible live music on offer, down near the Stones Corner Pub. James Stone Ginger Beer along with other cold beverages went down a treat with the crowds.

The Stones Corner Festival really was a phenomenal display of the local community coming together and celebrating what makes this area special.