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Building Consents Issued: February 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 March 2012
Key facts

In February 2012:

  • The trend for the number of new dwellings consented continued to edge upward, but the rate of increase has slowed in recent months.
  • 1,204 new dwellings were consented, including 62 apartments (all of which were retirement village units).
  • Earthquake-related consents identified in Canterbury totalled $41 million, including 27 new dwellings. 

In February 2012 compared with February 2011:

  • Canterbury had the largest regional increase in new dwellings consented, up 112, following the major earthquake on 22 February 2011.
  • Residential consent values rose $62 million (16 percent).
  • Non-residential consent values rose $119 million (46 percent). 
     

  Graph, new dwellings approved, including apartments, monthly, December 2004 to February 2012.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

30 March 2012
ISSN 1178-0231

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