The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed yesterday that there were 15,958 dwelling units approved in March 2014, seasonally adjusted.
That was a 20 per cent jump on the March 2013 figure, but a 3.5 per cent decline on February 2014.
Private sector housing approvals reached 9,224, which was a 19.4 per cent annual rise and a 0.7 per cent monthly decline.
There were 6,528 approvals for private sector dwellings excluding houses – up 21.6 per cent annually and down seven per cent monthly.
The value of total building was recorded at $6.8 billion, which was a 4.2 per cent annual rise and a 7.4 per cent monthly fall.
Total residential building reached $4.6 billion – up 28.5 per cent annually and up 3.8 per cent monthly.
The value of new residential building was $4 billion, which marked a 30.7 per cent annual jump and a three per cent monthly increase.