Improving Building Approvals in QLD being driven by Greater Brisbane

Last week’s building approvals data showed approvals in November across Australia remained down 7.7% from a  year earlier. In Queensland the result was better with a 5.0% increase. However, the data today of the regional breakdown of those numbers, when seen through the lens of the Conus Trend, show that …read more

Queensland building approvals jump 20% in Nov

Residential Building Approvals data for November shows Queensland registered a 20.0% jump on the back of strong unit approvals. From a year ago approvals are up 5.0% although house approvals remain down 14.0% and units are up 61.7%. Across the nation total approvals rose 3.6% for the month and are …read more

Queensland building approvals nudge higher

Data for October shows building approvals across the country fell by 12.9% m/m and are now down 8.1% from a year ago. The decline is being lead by unit approvals which are down 15.1% y/y while house have fallen just 4.4%. In Queensland total approvals edged higher in October by …read more

Building Approvals fall again in the North

Given the declines we saw in residential building approvals at both the national and State level last week (see here for details) it should come as no surprise to see a similar pattern emerge in the North. However, what today’s release by the ABS of more granular original regional data …read more

Building Approvals fall again

The boom in residential building approvals that we saw from mid-last year until the first quarter this year has well and truly come to a halt. September saw approvals down 4.3% m/m, although they remain up 12.8% from a year ago. What strength there is comes from unit approvals (up …read more

The surge in regional Building Approvals is waning

Data today from the ABS confirms that the recent slowdown in building approvals growth we have seen across Queensland (year/year increase in August down to +32% from +96% as recently as March) is being driven primarily by a slowdown in the regions. The August regional data from the ABS, when …read more

QLD bucks the trend of falling building approvals with a 9% gain in July

Across the nation residential building approvals fell 8.6% m/m in July and are now up 21.5% for the year. House approvals are up 27.3% for the year while units are up 11.3%. The only state to buck the declining pattern was Queensland where we saw a 9.0% m/m improvement which …read more

Slowing of QLD’s building approvals boom is largely due to a slowing of growth in the regions

Today’s’ ABS original regional building approvals data for June allows us to update our Conus Trend series for Queensland regions. As we saw last week QLD’s rate of growth of approvals fell to 38.5% y/y (seasonally adjusted) in June; it had been as high as 86.6% in March. What today’s …read more

Regional Building Approvals ease

Having seen an easing in residential building approvals both nationally and at the State level reported last week it is no surprise to see the same trend playing out at the regional level in Queensland. ABS original data to May, when seen through the lens of the Conus Trend, sees …read more

Building Approvals in the North continue to soar

March data today from the ABS allows us to update our Conus Trend series for regional building approvals in Queensland and, once again, it shows approvals in the regions booming. While approvals across the nation were up 47.4% y/y (s.a.) in Queensland the rate of growth was an even more …read more

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