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Housing consents jump 20%

Brent Melville
Tue, 31 Aug 2021

Rapid fire consents are pushing out build timelines. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Brent Melville
Tue, 31 Aug 2021
New building consents have continued to track up hitting 45,119 for the 12 months to July.This was a rise of 20% on the comparable period in 2020, Stats NZ said.For the 12 months to July 19,158 consents were issued in Auckland, which was an increase of 29% on the same period in 2020. Canterbury consents rose by 19% for the 12 months to July compared with 2020, to 6,811.Auckland also accounted for 1,691 of the 4,211 consents issued during the month of July, valued at $1.8 billion. Auckland Council chief economist Shane Martin said while tha...

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