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NSW Building Approvals for January 2022

NSW Approvals

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December's jump in ex-houses approvals has given way to a lower number in January in NSW. Detached house approvals are also settling into a lower rate.

The latter is expected, with the HomeBuilder incentives bringing forward demand from those who intended to build their houses in the near future. That means a lower demand for new houses over the period that follows the incentives.

The low numbers ex-houses mean that the pipeline of apartment construction in Sydney isn't growing very rapidly (more clear from the chart below). Combined with a resumption of immigration, this locks Sydney's trajectory into potential shortages over the next few years.

NSW Approvals (6m Average)

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About This Image These charts are based on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Building Approvals release. Seasonally adjusted values are used.