Building approvals flat in April

Building approvals remain relatively flat in Tasmania in April, according to figures released this morning.

Tasmania recorded a 0.2 per cent rise in trend terms in April (up two), with 883 housing finance approvals, compared with 881 in March and 880 in February, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Nationally, there was 0.1 per cent jump in trend terms for the month.

Between April and March, the number of owner occupied housing commitments in trend terms rose in Victoria (up 55, 0.4%), South Australia (up 9, 0.3%), the

Australian Capital Territory (up 7, 0.9%), Queensland (up 5, 0.1%), Western Australia

(up 5, 0.1%), while a fall was recorded in New South Wales (down 61, 0.4%). The Northern Territory was flat.

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