City by city
Meanwhile Greater Melbourne on the other hand continues to be the runaway leader for detached house approvals, as has been the case continuously over the past last decade-and-a-half.
Greater Brisbane saw 1,388 unit and apartment approvals in December, well down following a series of prodigious months since May last year, including four separate months where more than 2,000 units were approved.
Traditionally this dwelling type was confined to Central Business Districts (CBDs) and locations with relaxed height restrictions on building, such as the Gold Coast.
Through this cycle a number of formerly industrial suburbs in Sydney (such as Mascot and Zetland, for example), Melbourne, and Brisbane (see Fortitude Valley, Newstead, West End, South Brisbane) have seen rezoning lead to a flood of high density approvals.