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The HIA New Home Sales report – a monthly survey of the largest volume home builders in the five largest states – is a leading indicator of future detached home construction.
“Despite the fall in April, new home sales in the first few months of 2022 remain exceptionally strong and marginally higher than in the same period last year,” added Mr Devitt.
“The strong demand for new homes indicates the depth of the shortage of housing and the significant change in household formation rates, due to the pandemic.
“These strong sales are ensuring that the volume of home building and demand for skilled workers will remain strong at least until the end of 2023,” concluded Mr Devitt.
Western Australia and Victoria were the only states that saw an increase in new home sales in the month of April, up by 8.8 per cent and 4.0 per cent respectively. South Australia saw a decline of 2.0 per cent, followed by Queensland (-9.0 per cent) and New South Wales (-9.4 per cent).
For the last three months, compared to the same quarter last year, sales in New South Wales were up by 11.1 per cent. This was followed by declines in Victoria (-4.2 per cent), Queensland (-14.3 per cent), Western Australia (-15.9 per cent) and South Australia (-42.8 per cent).
“The long-discussed move of the University of Tasmania (UTAS) from the Sandy Bay campus presents a real opportunity to ease housing pressures in Greater Hobart,” said Stuart Collins, HIA Executive Director Tasmania.
The Victorian Government has announced it is proposing Regulations that will require building practitioners and plumbers to meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. A Regulatory Impact Statement and proposed regulations has been released for public comment.
HIA commented on the Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) which outlines proposed changes to encourage more low-rise and mid-rise housing (December 2023).
“Australia is set to commence construction on little more than a million new homes over the next five years, almost 200,000 short of the Australian government’s target,” stated HIA Senior Economist Tom Devitt.