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Glenelg Shire

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.

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