UDIA says spread of Sydney apartment construction would reduce oversupply risks

UDIA says spread of Sydney apartment construction would reduce oversupply risks
UDIA says spread of Sydney apartment construction would reduce oversupply risks

Sydney has the nation's most evenly distributed new apartment market which puts it at less risk of inner city oversupply, the 2018 UDIA State of the Land Report suggests. 

Sydney accounted for 28% of total market supply in 2017 with 37,740 lots/multi-units completions, which reflected a similar production output to 2016 but a 48% uplift on 2014 

Just over a fifth of new Sydney unit completions (apartments, townhouses and terraces) were within five kilometres of the city centre in 2017.

It compared to almost half of all Melbourne unit completions.

In Adelaide and Brisbane almost two-thirds of new unit completions were within their respective five kilometre inner rings.

Population growth, or lack of it, is the primary driver of demand for new dwellings, the report noted.

UDIA says spread of Sydney apartment construction would reduce oversupply risks

UDIA says spread of Sydney apartment construction would reduce oversupply risks

The UDIA said a third of new Sydney units were within 5 to 10 kilometres of the CBD, 28 per cent of completions were 10 to 20 kilometres out and 18 per cent of completions were as far as 50 kilometres from the centre of town, according to data compiled for the report by CoreLogic.

The UDIA report also found that new multi-unit completion (10 units or more) hit a record 77,365 in 2017, up 8 per cent on 2016 and 64 per cent higher than three years ago.

Most of this growth was due to a 25 per cent rise in Melbourne unit completion which reached 25,900 last year, just below the 28,300 units completed in Sydney.

It noted the heighted levels of new residential supply being delivered had been led by Melbourne which recorded a total production of almost 49,000 lots/multi-units in 2017, which was up 96% on 2014.

Melbourne’s total market output accounted for 37% of the combined capital city lots/multi-unit production in 2017. 

Brisbane's unit market fell 3 per cent over the year to 11,900 completions while Perth slumped 38 per cent to just under 5000 completions.

Among the smaller unit markets, Adelaide completed 2130 units, up 39 per cent, with Canberra's new unit market doubling to 4100 units last year.

Residential supply from Perth has retracted sharply over the last three years, with the 2017 output of 11,900 lots/multi-units representing 9% of national capital city supply, down from the 16% national market share with 17,900 lots/multi-units in 2015. 

UDIA says spread of Sydney apartment construction would reduce oversupply risks

 

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