Launceston looks set for a surge in home building.
The municipality was one of the big drivers in a statewide jump in housing approvals by councils in the 2018-19 financial year.
Launceston (220 to 308) and Southern municipality Brighton ((149 to 334) were among the council areas with strong growth in approvals compared to the previous year, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Other results from the state's North were:
- Break O'Day, 45 to 54;
- Dorset, 25 to 57;
- Flinders, 10 to eight;
- George Town, 20 to 21;
- Northern Midlands, 61 to 99;
- Meander Valley, 126 to 94; and
- West Tamar, 147 to 124.
Statewide approvals increased strongly in 2018-19, from 2851 to 3121.
Housing approvals weakened in the North-West in 2018-19 despite growth in five of the nine council areas..
Total approvals in the region dropped from 485 in 2017-18 to 468 last financial year.
Most of the weakness was at the western end of the region, although approvals also dropped in Devonport (from 114 to 105).
Waratah-Wynyard (68 to 54) and Burnie (48 to 35) had the biggest declines, while King Island approvals dropped from five to one.
Latrobe had the most approvals (135) and its approvals increased by six.
Kentish (22 to 31) had the region's strongest growth.
Central Coast (82 to 85), Circular Head (15 to 18) and the West Coast (two to four) also had growth.
Kentish Deputy Mayor Don Thwaites said there had always been strong interest in rural-residential living in the area and that was probably what many people were looking for these days.
"Also, the costs of housing here; it can be quite inexpensive to buy land here," Cr Thwaites said.
He believed there had been gradual growth in approvals across the municipality, including at Railton, South Spreyton, Acacia Hills and Sheffield.
Tasmanian housing approvals had weakened since January, following a run of strong growth, ABS trend terms figures showed.
They totalled 228 in June, compared to 249 in June last year.
That was a decrease of 8.4 per cent.
National approvals weakened by 20.9 per cent, comparing the two Junes.
State Treasury analysis said the estimated value of Tasmanian housing approvals was 16.6 per cent stronger in the year to June than in the previous year at $994 million.
Home lending weakened in recent months, the ABS estimated.