Home Australia Pty Ltd/Collier Homes Pty Ltd in liquidation

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On 17 October 2016, Home Australia Pty Ltd went into liquidation.

Home Australia Pty Ltd (Home Australia Group) is the parent company of Collier Homes Pty Ltd (WA) in addition to Homestead Homes Pty Ltd (SA), Newstart Homes (S.E. QLD) Pty Ltd, Ashford Homes Pty Ltd (VIC) and Huxley Homes (NSW).

Home owners currently building with Collier Homes (WA) will likely experience delays in the completion of construction work whilst the liquidator works with insurers and home owners to facilitate the recommencement of construction of incomplete homes. The Company has advised that it will do whatever it can to assist those affected by this closure.  

Affected home owners should be covered by home indemnity insurance and are advised to contact the company's liquidator McGrathNicol email: Home_Aust_Customers@mcgrathnicol.com phone: 03 9038 3100, and their insurer QBE claims phone: 1300 790 723 in the first instance.

Residential building work contracts in Western Australia are governed by the Home Building Contracts Act 1991. If residential building work valued over $20,000 is to be undertaken, the Act requires that a builder take out home indemnity insurance in the name of the owner before accepting payment or commencing work.

Home owners wanting more information about home indemnity insurance can visit our Home Indemnity Insurance webpage or phone the Building Commission on 1300 489 099. 

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17 Oct 2016

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