Sixty million dollars worth of building consents were issued in Tauranga in December in 2015.

The value of building consents issued during the years was the highest for both local authorities since Priority One records began.

For Tauranga City Council, the value of consents issued last year was 32 per cent higher than the previous peak in 2006.

For Western Bay, the value of consents was 14 per cent ahead of the previous peak in 2007 and for the combined Western Bay sub-region.

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The value of consents issued in 2015 were 29 per cent ahead of the previous peak in 2006.

Both local authorities issued the highest value of consents in December than in any December month since Priority One commenced records in 2003.

In addition, Western Bay achieved the second highest value of consents issued in December ($20.2 million) since Priority One commenced records, only slightly behind September 2015's record $20.5 million.