Dwelling consents set new records in Auckland

Mayor Phil Goff says another record month for dwellings consented in Auckland is more evidence that real progress is being made for housing in the region.

"A total of 1657 new dwellings were consented in May," says Mayor Goff.

"That's not only an all-time record for the month of May, it's also the most dwellings consented in Auckland in any month in 16 years, and the second-highest number of dwellings consented in Auckland in any month ever.

"It takes annual dwellings consented to a new annual record of 13,881.

"Building new houses in Auckland is a priority as we deal with the pressures of population growth and housing unaffordability, but it is clear from these figures that progress is being made.

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