Road and Bridge Construction in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road and Bridge Construction Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3101 | Jun 2014

Reciprocal roadworks: public-private funding structures continue to grow

The Road and Bridge Construction market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Road and Bridge Construction industry has performed strongly since the mid-2000s, driven principally by federal and state road funding and private sector investment into public toll roads. Despite slowing over the past five years, the industry is operating at near record levels of activity. This has paved the way for extensive multiplier effects throughout the local and general economies and improved efficiency and safety for road users.

Industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 2.2% over the five years through 2013-14 to total $14.6 billion. This includes an upswing by 6.6% in 2013-14 driven by construction activity on new housing subdivisions and ongoing major roadworks... purchase to read more

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The industry has a low level of concentration of ownership. This includes the state and territory road authorities and several very large-scale, multi-disciplined engineering construction firms. The four largest players account for almost 40% of annual industry revenue, including the largest state road authorities of New South Wales (Roads and Maritime Services NSW) and Victoria (VicRoads).

There has been significant rationalisation of ownership at the top end of the industry over the past 15 years. Leighton Holdings Limited added John Holland and Transfield Services Limited to its stable of firms in the early 2000s and Lend Lease Group acquired the operations of Valemus Australia in 2010 (including Abigroup and Baulderstone)... purchase to read more


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What is the Road and Bridge Construction Industry?

Companies in this industry construct roads, bridges, aerodrome runways and parking lots. They also carry out repairs and maintenance. The quarrying of earth, soil or filling and other construction materials is carried out in conjunction with road or bridge construction.

Industry Products
New road and tunnel constructionBridge and overpass constructionMaintenance and repairs to infrastructureAlterations and additions to existing structuresOther non-road construction
Industry Activities
Road construction or sealingAsphalt and concrete pavement surfacing and repairBridge construction Repair or maintenance of roads, bridges and tunnelsRoad sub base or fill quarrying (in conjunction with road construction)Kerbing, guttering and road tunnel constructionAssociated road construction services (e.g. drainage and lighting installation)Airport runway constructionParking lot construction (except buildings)Pedestrian overpasses and cycle path construction

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