Residential Pools and Spas

February swimming pool DAs up 21 per cent

March 11, 2014
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Swimming pool DAs February 2014

A total of 1093 swimming pool development applications (DAs) were tallied for February 2014.

NSW/ACT 335
VIC 352
QLD 41
WA 270
SA/NT 95
TOTAL 1,093

This is a 21 per cent improvement over the February 2013 figures and a six percent improvement comparing January and February 2014 with the previous January and February.

Please note that actual total DAs for Queensland may be higher than numbers shown here, because councils are more reticent to hand over information in that State – but the trend information should still be consistent.

These figures give a valuable indication of the way the market is trending. However, they are not comprehensive. 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 are particularly reluctant. For further information and more complete reports, call Cordell Information on 1800 80 60 60.

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