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31st May 2024

New data reveals building approvals have slumped again under the Palaszczuk-Miles Labor Government, putting more pressure on the Queensland Housing Crisis.

New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show 2470 total dwellings were approved in April across Queensland, 20 per cent below the monthly 40-year average, and 25 per cent below the 10-year average.

With fewer building approvals, fewer homes are being built, sending rents skyrocketing and leaving Queensland’s growing population fighting just to keep a roof over their head.

Shadow Housing Minister Tim Mander said Labor’s chaos and crisis has resulted in their failure to plan for our growing population.

“Fewer homes are being approved under the Palaszczuk-Miles Government and as a result housing costs and rents have gone through the roof,” Mr Mander said.

"Building approvals are 25% below the 10-year average on this Government’s watch and the outlook is grim for renters and those trying to enter the market. 

"Queenslanders are paying a high price for this Government’s long-term failure to plan and deliver the housing we need for our growing population.

"Steven Miles can try to shift the blame but Queenslanders know the Queensland Housing Crisis is getting worse under Labor.

"Our priority is helping Queenslanders realise their dream of owning their own home by improving housing affordability with more land and building supply and planning for the infrastructure and services to accommodate our growing population.

"The LNP will secure our housing foundations."