In 2015–16, the supply of tourism accommodation increased 1.4% to 249,131 rooms. This represents an increase of 17,694  available rooms since the end of 2009. This is well above the lower bound target of an additional 6,000 rooms by 2020, and has now tracked 88.5% of the way towards the upper bound target of 20,000 additional rooms. Most of the growth in this period has occurred in the capital cities.
Analysis of the combined accommodation and mixed-use investment pipelines at the end of 2015 indicate the potential for another 39,900 rooms to be added to the stock of accommodation, of which 28,930 rooms are located in capital cities. While some of these rooms became available in the first half of 2016 (and therefore incorporated in the figures above), with such a large pipeline of projects remaining, it is highly likely that the upper bound tourism accommodation target will be achieved in the near future.
 See "Changes in accommodation tracking" box for more information on the calculation of this number.