Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Monday revealed the rise, which came after an 8.85% fall in February.
Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Monday revealed the rise, which came after an 8.85% fall in February.

Dwelling approvals on the rise

THE total number of dwellings approved in Australia rose 7.4% in seasonally adjusted terms in March.

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Monday revealed the rise, which came after an 8.85% fall in February.

New South Wales led all states with a 49.3% rise in dwelling approvals in March, followed by Western Australia (11.1%) and South Australia (4.2%). Queensland suffered a sharp decline in dwelling approvals (-8.7%), along with Tasmania (-6.7%), and Victoria (-5.0%).

Approvals for private sector houses rose 3.9% in seasonally adjusted terms in March, with rises in South Australia (16.3%), Western Australia (14.5%), New South Wales (3.5%) and Queensland (1.8%). Victoria fell (-1.0%).

The value of total building approved decreased 8.9% in March, following a decrease of 31.7% in February.

The value of residential building rose 1.3% while non-residential building fell 23.4%.



New $10.6m rehab centre in Coffs to combat ice epidemic

Premium Content New $10.6m rehab centre in Coffs to combat ice epidemic

The new 40-bed facility aims to alleviate the growing demand for addiction...

Lane 4 bows out and Council dives in

Premium Content Lane 4 bows out and Council dives in

Swim coordinator wanted to help take on management of public pools.

Firefighters battle more than flames as storm rages

Premium Content Firefighters battle more than flames as storm rages

Firefighters had to battle more than flames last night when they responded to a...