Tasmania Leads The Nation In Building Approvals

Tasmania Leads The Nation In Building Approvals

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein

Building Approvals Highest In The Nation

Victor P Taffa

Over the last 12 months, building approvals have increased by an impressive 36 %, the strongest growth in the entire nation. ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) figures released today show that in the month of May alone, building approvals increased by 3.3 %, which was by far the biggest increase of any State Treasurer Peter Gutwein said.

The building and construction sector employs thousands of Tasmanians and is a key driver of the economy, that’s why the Government is supporting the building and construction sector through our First Home Builder Boost, by fixing the planning system and introducing a headworks holiday that has slashed the cost of investing.

 

 

 

 

 

“We’re also supporting building and construction jobs through our $1.8 Billion infrastructure investment program, announced in last month’s budget.”

“Our long-term Plan is all about driving investment and development because it creates jobs and will make the economy stronger and while there is still a lot of work to do, these stats from the ABS show that we are heading in the right direction.” Mr. Gutwein said.