Building Consents

1 Mar 19, 11:43am
Growth in new dwelling consents was particularly strong in Auckland in January
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4 Feb 19, 11:22am
Statistics New Zealand figures show nationwide building consents have more than doubled in the last seven years, though the total for 2018 of 32,996 was below the peak seen in the mid-1970s
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11 Jan 19, 11:29am
The level of dwelling building consents issued in November was disappointingly tame, and fell noticeably in Auckland. Consents for other types of buildings rise strongly however
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2 Dec 18, 12:42pm
Rodney Dickens finds the council-controlled subdivision process, the RMA and increasing infrastructure costs directly contribute to high section prices, and these processes give cover for gouging by developers
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30 Nov 18, 11:30am
The number of stand alone houses and retirement village units being consented is declining while multi-unit housing is growing strongly, Statistics NZ says
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25 Nov 18, 6:02am
New figures show Auckland's housing shortage is still getting worse but should start to decline in the next one to two years
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18 Nov 18, 6:02am
Average value of dwelling alterations consented in Auckland down 16.6% compared to last year's peak
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17 Nov 18, 2:43pm
Rodney Dickens says the real problem inhibiting affordable housing is the cost of sections, and that is the one key thing the Government can do to solve the affordability problem
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8 Nov 18, 4:49pm
The first steps in the Government's plans to reform the RMA will be to reverse some of the reforms introduced by National last year
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31 Oct 18, 11:49am
New dwelling consents took a breather in September, mainly due to a drop in the number of stand alone houses and apartments being consented, while townhouse and home unit consents were up
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23 Oct 18, 12:44pm
Falls in migration & rising building consents mean Auckland's housing shortage could be on the verge of receding, but there's still a big backlog of pent up demand to overcome
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28 Sep 18, 11:25am
Auckland's house building boom continues to ramp up reaching a record high in year to August
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18 Sep 18, 2:25pm
Independent report into Auckland Council's Building Consents Department finds major shortcomings resulting in poor customer service
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16 Sep 18, 6:31am
A record $1.84 billion of housing alterations was consented in June year as big numbers of homeowners do up their houses
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30 Aug 18, 11:20am
New dwelling consents were at elevated levels in Auckland last month, but down in most other main centres
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28 Aug 18, 7:16am
Rodney Dickens criticises Auckland Council's economists, claiming their desire for higher density housing near rapid transport routes taints their analysis
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23 Aug 18, 9:53am
What if we magically increased the number of houses in Auckland by 20% and dropped population growth by 25%? We'd still have a housing shortage, concludes Auckland Council's chief economist 
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10 Aug 18, 11:45am
Falling construction costs rather than a reduction in size is the likely reason for a drop in the average value of new apartments consented in Auckland
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7 Aug 18, 2:56pm
Auckland Council figures suggest around 98% of new dwellings consented in the region actually get built
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31 Jul 18, 11:33am
New dwelling consents slipped in most parts of the country in June but rose strongly in Wellington
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