New home sales rose 8.2% in June after two months of consecutive declines, says the HIA.

 

Multi-unit sales grew 11.5% and unattached houses 7.2%. Sales of unattached housing were led by Queensland, which recorded a 14.9% increase.

 

Elsewhere sales rose 9.1%, 7.5%, 3.7% and 2.2% in Western Australia, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria respectively.

 

Comparing the June quarter this year to the same period last year, detached house sales are down in South Australia (-21.4%) and in Western Australia (-27.5%), but are up 17% in Victoria and 7.1% in Queensland.

 

Harley Dale, chief economist at the HIA, says a bounce of 8.2% in June 2016 highlights the resilience of the national new home building sector.