The building boom continues but may be slowing in Auckland

The Statistics Department says the trend for for the number of new dwellings, excluding apartments, is at its highest level since November 2007, and is 88 percent higher than the most-recent low point in March 2011. 

In June consents rose 2.9% on June 2013 and included 1950 new dwellings, 197 apartments (including 61 retirement village units) and 1753 non apartment dwellings.

Canterbury earthquake-related consents totaled $1.9 billion for June making a total since 4 September 2010 of $1,946 million of earthquake related building consents.

Auckland consents have dropped off slightly — back to slightly ahead of where they were a year ago.

Auckland building consents