Road and Bridge Construction in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Road to success: Construction activity on new housing subdivisions drives growth

IBISWorld’s Road and Bridge Construction market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 government funding into roads 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 5.5% over the five years through 2014-15 to total $15.9 billion. This includes an upswing by 7.4% on the previous year driven by construction activity on new housing subdivisions and ongoing major roadworks... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic distribution of industry activity is partly determined by the distribution of population settlement as this reflects the demand for road networks and correlates with taxation revenue, but industry activity also bears some relevance to the land surface areas of each state and territory, and the various stages in each state's construction cycle. A substantial amount of new roadwork operations are carried out in regional areas where roads and bridges are constructed linking major urban or economic areas (e.g. mining sites, power-generating facilities). Most of the large private firms have offices in each of the major capital cities in order to take advantage of the broad spread of work within each state... 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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