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April swimming pool numbers up 6%

May 18, 2014

pool numbersApril 2014 (757 DAs) has returned modest growth of six per cent compared with the same month last year (717 DAs) . Victoria, NSW and South Australia all showed improvement while Queensland and Western Australia declined. The overall improvement of six per cent is on the back of a nine per cent improvement for March.

DA figures show:
NSW 195 (+13%)
VIC 196 (+40%)
QLD 41 (-54%)
WA 226 (-6%)
SA 99 (+6%)

These figures give a valuable indication of the way the market is trending. However, they are not comprehensive and don’t include all pools built or even all DAs lodged. For example, they do not include pool projects that are approved as part of a new home, smaller projects under the cost threshold, or renovations that don’t require a DA. Also, not all councils are forthcoming with data; councils in some states such as Queensland and Victoria are particularly reluctant. For further information and more complete reports, call Cordell Information on 1800 80 60 60.



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