In December quarter 2008, there were 9,444 new dwelling units approved in Victoria, 1,911 less than in September quarter 2008 (a 16.8% decrease). In the Melbourne Major Statistical Region (MSR) there was a decrease of 16.7%, while in the Balance of Victoria MSR there was a decrease of 17.2%.
In the Melbourne MSR, the highest number of new dwelling units approved in December quarter 2008 were in the LGAs of Wyndham (824), Whittlesea (693) and Casey (577). Compared to the previous quarter, the largest fall in the number of new dwelling unit approvals was recorded in the LGAs of Stonnington (-242), Maribyrnong (-207) and Bayside (-145). The largest increases were recorded in the LGAs of Boroondara (161), Mornington Peninsula (71) and Moreland (54).
The total value of building approvals in Victoria was $1,489.6m lower in December quarter 2008 than in the previous quarter.
View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2 Building Approvals, By Local Government Area (file size 63kB)