Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The performance of the Road and Bridge Construction industry has fluctuated over the past five years, moving in line with the start-up and completion of large-scale motorway, bridge and tunnel developments. The industry has been supported by increased investment into road and bridge construction by federal and state governments, through to a record peak in industry revenue in 2012-13. However, the decline in private sector investment in public toll roads over the past five years has adversely affected the industry.
Industry revenue is projected to average flat growth over the five years through 2015-16, contained by the sharp reduction in construction activity during 2013-14 and 2014-15 that stemmed from the completion of several major projects... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic distribution of industry activity is partly determined by population distribution, as this reflects the demand for road networks and correlates with taxation revenue. However, industry activity is also related to the size of each state and territory, and the various stages in each state's construction cycle. A substantial amount of new roadworks are carried out in regional areas, where roads and bridges are constructed to link major urban or economic locations (e.g. mining sites and power-generation facilities). Most large private firms have offices in all the major capital cities, to best take advantage of the broad spectrum of work in each state... purchase to read more