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

In March 2012:

  • 1,559 new dwellings were approved, including 165 apartments. This is the highest monthly total since September 2008.
  • Seasonally adjusted new dwelling numbers, both including and excluding apartments, show large increases.
  • The trends for the number of new dwellings authorised, both including and excluding apartments, have been increasing over the past year.
  • Earthquake-related consents identified in Canterbury totalled $28 million, including 16 new dwellings. 

In March 2012 compared with March 2011:

  • Auckland had the largest regional increase in new dwellings consented (up 213), followed by Canterbury (up 115).
  • Total residential consent values rose $125 million (30 percent).
  • Total non-residential consent values fell $45 million (13 percent). 

  Graph, New dwellings approved, including apartments, monthly, March 2005 to March 2012.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

30 April 2012
ISSN 1178-0231

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