Work started on 3,700 new homes in February - up 85% on same month last year

Number of homes commenced last month was the third highest on record

In 2024, more than 7,000 new homes have been started in the first two months of the year, an increase of 72 per cent on the same period last year. Picture: Getty

Construction work began on more than 3,600 new homes in February, the third highest number in a month since 2014.

New data released by the Department of Housing showed 3,699 new homes were commenced last month.

The number of homes started during the month was up 85 per cent on the number started in February 2023, when 1,997 units were commenced.