Road and Bridge Construction in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road and Bridge Construction Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3101 | Jul 2015

Rocky road: The industry has faced volatility with the start-up and completion of projects

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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The performance of the Road and Bridge Construction industry has fluctuated since the mid-2000s, reflecting the impact of the start-up and completion of large-scale motorway, bridge and tunnel developments. The industry has been supported by solid growth in investment by the federal and state governments. However, it has been adversely influenced by the decline in private sector investment into public toll roads. Despite slowing over the past five years, the industry is operating at near record levels of activity.

Industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 1.5% over the five years through 2015-16 to total $19.3 billion. This includes an estimated increase of 6.2%... 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 large-scale, multi-disciplined engineering construction firms. The four largest players, which include the NSW and Victorian road authorities, account for 28.3% of industry revenue in 2015-16.

There has been greater concentration of ownership at the top end of the industry over the past 15 years. In the early 2000s, Leighton Holdings Limited added John Holland and Transfield Services Limited to its stable of firms. In 2010-11, Lend Lease Group acquired the operations of Valemus Australia (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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