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Building Consents Issued: February 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  31 March 2015
Key facts

In February 2015, building consents were issued for:

  • 1,758 new dwellings, including apartments
  • 160 apartments, including 28 retirement village units
  • 1,598 non-apartment dwellings.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented decreased 6.3 percent in February. Excluding apartments, this number fell 1.4 percent.

The trend for the number of new dwellings consented, including apartments, is showing signs of decreasing.

Graph, New dwellings consented, including apartments, monthly, December 2007 to February 2015.

The unadjusted value of building work consented in February 2015 was over $1.2 billion. For February 2015 compared with February 2014:

  • residential work was up $43 million (5.9 percent) to $769 million
  • non-residential work was up $93 million (25 percent) to $469 million. 

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
31 March 2015

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