New development crucial to construction industry
Development applications for 2016 are at an all-time high, showing the growing strength of the construction industry as the Sunshine Coast heads into 2017.
Council recorded more than 14,000 lodged development, building and plumbing applications for the year, a significant increase on the previous two years.
The $1.29 billion worth of building approvals recorded in 2016 are feeding directly into increased building activity.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said the growth created jobs and more options for residents.
“With building approvals in excess of $1 billion for the third consecutive year, the confidence in the Sunshine Coast’s building and construction industry is contributing to positive economic growth and investment opportunities,” Mayor Jamieson said.