QUEENSLAND LEADS THE NATION IN BUILDING APPROVALS (QLD)

Queensland is leading the nation in the strength of building approvals, which were up almost 27 per cent for 2015, according to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Today’s figures showed the fourth consecutive monthly rise in trend building approvals for Queensland. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said just over 10,000 more new dwellings were approved in the 12 months to December 2015 than in the previous year. “This is yet another sign of the confidence Queenslanders have in the Palaszczuk Government’s economic plan,” he said. “In 2015 a total of 48,936 new dwellings were approved – every one of them providing jobs for our State’s building industry and tradies.