Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Commonwealth road funding and private investment into toll roads underpinned the industry's strong performance through the 2000s. This paved the way for extensive multiplier effects on the local and general economies and improved efficiency and safety for commuters and road freight operators.
Industry revenue is expected to total $16.3 billion in 2012-13, despite contracting by 1.2% from the previous year due to the completion of several large projects. Over the five years through 2012-13, industry revenue is projected to display solid growth by an annualised 4.0%, exceeding GDP growth (2.4%). The industry's robust performance since the mid-2000s has been underpinned by the surge in publicly funded investment on national and arterial roads... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
This industry has a medium 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 about 36% of annual industry revenue, including the largest state road authorities of New South Wales (now Roads and Maritime Services NSW) and Victoria (VicRoads).
Considering the large number of participants, industry activity is quite concentrated with work on major road projects dominated by relatively few large-scale contractors... purchase to read more