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New dwelling approvals in decline

  • August 07 2019
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New dwelling approvals in decline

By Cameron Micallef
August 07 2019

For the 19th consecutive month, the number of dwellings approved in Australia has fallen, according to new research.

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New dwelling approvals in decline

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For the 19th consecutive month, the number of dwellings approved in Australia has fallen, according to new research.

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has highlighted that the number of new dwellings approved in Australia fell by 1.3 per cent in June.

The bureau’s director of construction statistics, Daniel Rossi, said that the falling private market has been a major contributor to the falling price of property.

“The trend series for total dwellings has fallen for 19 consecutive months. The decrease in June was driven by private dwellings, excluding houses, which fell 2.5 per cent in trend terms. Approvals for private houses were also down 0.8 per cent,” he outlined.

Northern Territory has bucked the trend by showcasing strong gains in dwelling approvals with an approval increase of 5.8 per cent.

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Victoria and Queensland also exhibited signs of growth of 0.4 and 0.2 per cent, respectively.

All other states experienced a decrease in dwelling approvals, none more so apparent than the Australian Capital Territory, which dropped by 4.7 per cent.

NSW approvals fell by 2.9 per cent, while Tasmania and Western Australia dropped by more than 3 per cent. 

South Australia maintained some stability in approvals, falling by 0.8 per cent in trend terms.

In more positive news, the value of the total buildings that were approved recorded a 0.4 per cent increase Australia-wide, in reverse of the volume trend. 

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Cameron is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg and Smart Property Investment. He enjoys giving Aussies practical financial tips and tricks to help grow their wealth and achieve financial independence. As a self-confessed finance nerd, Cameron enjoys chatting with industry experts and commentators to leverage their insights to grow your portfolio.

About the author

Cameron is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg and Smart Property Investment. He enjoys giving Aussies practical financial tips and tricks to help grow their wealth and achieve financial independence. As a self-confessed finance nerd, Cameron enjoys chatting with industry experts and commentators to leverage their insights to grow your portfolio.

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