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Building Consents Issued: July 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 August 2012
Key facts

In July 2012:

  • 1,478 new dwellings were consented, including 235 apartments (70 were retirement village units).
  • The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings approved, including apartments, increased 2.0 percent. Excluding apartments, there was a 2.5 percent decrease.
  • Earthquake-related consents identified in Canterbury totalled $59 million, including 33 new dwellings. 

In July 2012 compared with July 2011:

  • Canterbury had the largest regional increase in new dwellings consented (up to 371 from just 164), including 70 retirement village units in Christchurch.
  • The value of residential building consents rose 25 percent, to $520 million. 
  • The non-residential consent value was almost unchanged at $346 million. 
       

Graph, New dwellings approved  

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

30 August 2012
ISSN 1178-0231

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