- The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 8.6% in April.
- Private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 28.6%, while private sector houses rose 4.6%, in seasonally adjusted terms.
- The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of non-residential building approved fell 43.2%.
Private sector houses rose 4.6% in April, reaching a new record high of 15,063 houses. Private sector dwellings excluding houses decreased 28.6% in April, driven by a large fall in approved apartment developments in Victoria.
Total dwelling approvals rose in New South Wales (12.3%), Western Australia (5.5%) and South Australia (3.4%), in seasonally adjusted terms. Total dwelling approvals fell in Victoria (-23.5%), Queensland (-14.3%) and Tasmania (-2.5%).
Approvals for private sector houses rose in New South Wales (30.1%), Queensland (8.3%), and South Australia (2.7%), in seasonally adjusted terms. Meanwhile, falls were recorded in Victoria (-5.0%) and Western Australia (-3.8%).
The value of total building approved decreased 22.6% (to $12.24b), in seasonally adjusted terms. The value of total residential building fell 7.1%, comprising of a 7.6% fall in new residential building and a 3.8% fall in residential alterations and additions.
The value of non-residential building fell 43.2% (to $3.85b), following a record high for March ($6.78b).