1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2012  
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BUILDING APPROVALS

  • In April 2012 the number of dwelling unit approvals in WA decreased by 4.3% in trend terms, the ninth consecutive month of decline.
  • The number of dwelling units approved in April 2012 was 17.3% lower, in trend terms, than in April 2011.
  • Over the year, in trend terms, all States and Territories recorded declines, ranging between 1.8% (Queensland) and 56.3% (NT).


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Building approvals statistics include the number and value of new building work approved by administrative bodies in the collection period. They relate to the construction of new residential buildings, renovations and additions valued at $10,000 or more and the construction of non-residential buildings valued at $50,000 or more. Approvals of engineering works for roads, bridges or railways are not included in these statistics.