Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Construction Machinery and Operator Hire industry generates the bulk of its revenue from work on high-rise projects in the commercial building and apartment construction markets. These projects require cranes, pile-driving and pumping equipment to erect multistorey buildings or install heavy structural components (e.g. steel girders, precast concrete panels and beams and concrete pours). However, since the late 2000s, the largest players have tended to focus on servicing the mining and infrastructure markets, including the erection of transmission equipment, pipelines and wind turbines.
The industry is projected to generate revenue totalling $3.0 billion in 2014-15, which represents a decline of 2.7%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of industry activity throughout Australia is heavily skewed towards Queensland and away from the more populous states of NSW and Victoria.
Queensland contains about one-third of industry enterprises, which greatly exceeds the state's share of the national population and economic activity (about 19.0% to 21.0% annually), but reflects the substantial infrastructure developments spanning the state (mainly mining and road construction projects). Queensland high representation partly reflects the dispersed population and construction activity and there has also been substantial demand for infrastructure and construction projects near Brisbane, notably the large toll roads, bridges and tunnels, and the post flood reconstruction... purchase to read more