Builders to stay busy over Christmas, shows report

RESIDENTIAL building approvals are on the rise in Queensland, according to the latest figures from Master Builders.

Building approvals for the month of October show a total of 3,679 dwellings were approved in Queensland, well-above the 10 year average of 3,033 units, seasonally adjusted.

Year-on-year approvals for units are now up 45% and detached houses are up 5.8% seasonally adjusted.

Master Builders Manager - Policy and Economics, Dyan Johnson, said while national commentators talk of having reached the "peak," in Queensland there is clearly still more room for growth.

"South-East Queensland is leading the way as conditions in the housing sector continue with strong and positive results," Ms Johnson said.

"In particular, these results are buoyed by units which continue to push up the figures."

Topics:  building approvals economy master builders queensland

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Take care when using recreational weapons

Kingaroy Senior Sergeant David Tierney urges the community to use recreational weapons responsibly.

Police urged people to take care when recreationally using weapons

Creative cookery rises from the ashes

SAUCE OF PRIDE: Richard Mason and Phil Barrie built a smoker from an entry teller that was damaged during a break in at Mr Mason's carwash.

This business turned it's misfortune around

Local Partners