Building consents surge in Western Bay but slide in Tauranga

A new car sales showroom, a superette fit-out in Golden Sands and Claymark's $11 million expansion project has helped to drive up building consents issued in the Western Bay.

Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty issued $528m of building consents so far this year. That's almost $12m, or 2 per cent, more than the same five-month period last year.

Annie Hill from Priority One said Tauranga was "holding steady", issuing 236 consents valued at $67.3m last month, compared with 252 worth $113m in May last year.

This includes the highest number and value of consents issued for new residential dwellings since September 2018, with 97 consents valued at $42m, she said.

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