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Building Consents Issued: April 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 May 2012
Key facts

In April 2012:

  • The trend for the number of new dwellings consented continues to increase.
  • 1,230 new dwellings were consented, including 138 apartments (88 of which were retirement village units).
  • Earthquake-related consents identified in Canterbury totalled $28 million, including 17 new dwellings. 

In April 2012 compared with April 2011:

  • Auckland had the largest regional increase in new dwellings consented, up 101 dwellings.
  • Residential consent values rose $95 million (27 percent).
  • Non-residential consent values fell $24 million (9.4 percent). 
     

Graph, new dwellings approved, including apartments.   

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

30 May 2012
ISSN 1178-0231

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