National economic growth surprised on the upside in Q4 2013, recording 0.8% growth for the quarter. This is an improvement on previous quarters, which had largely held at around 0.6% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q). Victoria’s economy continued to record growth below the quarterly 10-year average of 0.7%, with 0.3% growth in State Final Demand over Q4 2013.
Melbourne’s CBD supply cycle reached its peak in 2013, with almost 200,000 sq m of new and refurbished space added to the market. This was mitigated by almost 120,000 sq m of stock withdrawn taking net supply to just under 80,000 sq m. In 2014 and 2015, stock additions are well pre-committed with more than 55% of the expected supply already securing tenants.
Source : DTZ (Groupe UGL)