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Aerial view of western Melbourne, with vacant greenfield land sections in foreground where it meets the suburban fringe in background.
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The western growth corridor of Melbourne, where greenfield sites meet new homes. (Photo by RPM Group)

Two states defy national new home sales slowdown

Western Australia and Victoria have defied a national trend, recording an increase in the sales of detached houses in April.

All other states experienced a fall, with New South Wales sales dropping by 9.4 per cent, while South Australia declined by 2 per cent to be almost 43 per cent lower than dur…