Building approvals on the rise

Date published: 11 December 2020

New homes are on the rise in Townsville, with 98 approvals for dwellings issued and more than 346 approvals across all building categories issued in November alone.

This follows Townsville having its busiest quarter in seven years, with 1011 applications approved from July through to September – slightly lower than the record of 1021 approved in a quarter in 2013.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said in the last three months, approvals for dwellings had jumped significantly.

“What we have seen in September, October and November is a significant increase in the number of dwelling approvals across the city.

“In July, there was a total of 41 dwellings approved, and this number has jumped significantly since then with 84 in September, 100 in October and another 98 in November.

“This really bodes well for our construction industries and local businesses who I’m sure are enjoying the steady flow of work.”

The top suburbs for new dwelling approvals include Burdell, Bohle Plains, Mount Low, Jensen and Julago.

Cr Hill said these building approvals would inject millions into the local economy.

“These building approvals are worth millions to our local economy and will support construction companies and related industries and contractors,” she said.

To view Council’s building approval data, visit Building Approval Reports.