Building consents were issued for a record 12,959 new homes in Auckland in the year to August, 22 more than in the June 2004 year.
Nationally, 32,759 consents were issued for the August year, just short of the 32,851 in the June 2004 year but well short of the record 40,025 in the February 1974 year.
Statistics NZ construction statistics manager Melissa McKenzie said today: “The 2004 peak in Auckland homes consented was mainly driven by growth in the number of apartments. This new record is also driven by townhouses, flats & units, and retirement village units.”
Consents nationally for new homes in August were down 2.9% compared to August last year at 3075 (3166).
August consents in Auckland were up 9.6% to 1298 (1184).
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