The regional building approvals data from the ABS, seen through the lens of the Conus Trend estimates, shows things slightly weaker in the North of QLD.
In the Cairns SA4 region we see Trend approvals for Sept at 102, which is unchanged from a downwardly revised 107 last month. Within the region’s Local Govt Areas we see Trend approvals of 71 in Cairns Regional Council, incl Douglas Shire, (down from a downwardly revised 73 in Aug); 9 in the Cassowary Coast (up from a downwardly revised 8 in Aug) and 21 in Tablelands Regional Council, incl Mareeba Shire, (up from a downwardly revised 20 in Aug).
To our south in the Townsville SA4 region Trend approvals fell to 67 (from a downwardly revised 70 in Aug). Townsville City Council saw Trend approvals fall to 59 (from a downwardly revised 63 in Aug).
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