Building stats continue to climb

Local building numbers continue to climb, but remain below the ten year average.

Local building numbers continue to climb, but remain  below the ten year average.

To the end of July this year,  almost $7 million worth of building permits have been issued. This number is up from last year’s figures to the end of July which were just less than $5.5 million.

Both of these numbers are lagging behind the 10-year  average for July, which puts the value of building permits at  more than $8.3 million generally by this time of year.

One increase for 2011 is the nine single residential permits adding up to more than $2 million. In 2010 there where no permits of this type.

The total value of the 18 permits issued for the month of July was $132,598. To the end of July last year there were more permits issued, 24, but the value of those permits was lower at $818, 700.  There were 26 permits this June for a value of $1.35 million, lower than the 31 permits in June 2010 valued at $3 million.