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Over 12,000 new homes consented in first half of 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 July 2015

Building Consents Issued: June 2015  –  Media Release

More homes were consented in the first six months of 2015 than a year previously, Statistics New Zealand said today. Between January and June 2015, 12,057 new dwellings, worth almost $4 billion, were consented.

"The new building consent figures show the total floor area for the dwellings consented was 221 hectares," business indicators manager Clara Eatherley said. "This means that enough new homes were consented in the first half of 2015 to cover an area twice the size of Wellington Airport."

In the month of June 2015, 2,042 new dwellings were consented nationally, up 2.0 percent on June 2014. However, in seasonally adjusted terms, the number was down 4.1 percent from May 2015.

New dwellings consented in June 2015, compared with June 2014:

  • nationally, up 40 (2.0 percent) to 2,042
  • Auckland, up 105 (18 percent) to 704
  • Canterbury, down 79 (13 percent) to 544.

“New dwelling consents growth this month was led by Auckland, which offset the fall in Canterbury," Ms Eatherley said.

The total value of consents for all buildings in June 2015 was $1.3 billion, comprising $832 million for residential buildings and $454 million for non-residential buildings.

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For media enquiries contact: Clara Eatherley, Christchurch 03 964 8700, info@stats.govt.nz
Authorised by Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician, 30 July 2015

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