HOUSING FINANCE INCREASE A BOOST FOR CONFIDENCE IN BUILDING INDUSTRY (TAS)

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to backing our important building and construction industry to grow our economy and to create jobs. Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today show an increasing number and value of housing finance commitments, a positive indicator for the home building sector. Compared with the previous month, the number of housing finance commitments in January grew by 1.7 per cent in Tasmania, outstripping the national result of a 0.4 per cent increase. It was also up 4.7 per cent compared to the same month last year.