Ai Group Head of Policy, Peter Burn, said: “Activity fell for the eleventh consecutive month across the Australian construction industry in August (2019). Activity declined in the residential sectors and in commercial and engineering construction. Apartment building led the way with another steep drop that extended the contraction in this sector into a 17th month. […]

“First home buyers are continuing to take advantage of a less competitive environment and more affordable house prices. The number of loans to first home buyers was up by 1.3 per cent for the month and 4.0 per cent for the three months to July (2019),” stated HIA’s Economist, Angela Lillicrap.

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