February building permit activity reveals strength of building and construction industry
Thursday, 4 April 2019
Building permits worth more than $3.4 billion were issued in February, taking the value of all permits issued since the start of 2019 to $5.93 billion.
Over the same period, 15,845 building permits were issued – 6674 in January and 9171 in February.
The figures were released by the Victorian Building Authority in its monthly update of building permit activity.
The number of building permits issued in February was 344 less than at the same time last year. But despite the slight decline, the total value of permits issued in February this year was $220 million more than in February 2018.
Total number of building permits issued in February 2019: 9171
Total value of building permits issued in February 2019: $3.41 billion
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