More than $13 million worth of building permits were issued last in Glenelg Shire across 2018, with significant investment in both the public and private sector.
A total of 284 permits were handed out shire wide, issued by both council and private contractors.
New applications climbed by 18 to 150, compared to the 2017 figures, a 13 per cent increase with significant investment in the health and tourism sectors.
Council’s building unit issued 144 building permits for the year, a growth of 12.5 per cent.
While the demand for new homes also increased with 37 new home permits issued, a growth of eight per cent.
Nationally, building approvals dropped by 4.1 per cent according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.