Road and Bridge Construction in Australia: Market Research Report

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

In the fast lane: Large-scale public-private partnership road projects are driving growth

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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The performance of the Road and Bridge Construction industry has fluctuated widely 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 but 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 2.0% over the five years through 2014-15 to total $13.4 billion. This includes a forecast upswing of 6.8% in 2014-15, driven by construction activity on new housing subdivisions and ongoing work on major road developments... 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 almost 40% of industry revenue in 2014-15.

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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