As the volume of new work coming through on large apartment blocks eases back from sky-high levels, the medium density housing sector in Australia appears to be making a comeback – at least in the short term.

In a new discussion paper on the profile of residential building approvals for the September quarter, the Housing Industry Association noted that approvals for construction of units in large apartment complexes (multi-residential buildings of more than four storeys) had eased back off record highs and that approvals for detached housing…