Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Construction Machinery and Operator Hire industry generates the bulk of its revenue from work in commercial building and apartment construction. These projects require cranes, pile-driving and pumping equipment to erect multi-storey buildings or install heavy structural components (e.g. steel girders, precast concrete panels and beams and concrete pours). However, since the late 2000s, the industry's largest players have generally focused 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 $2.9 billion in 2014-15, representing a decline by 1.7%... 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 populace states of New South Wales and Victoria.
Queensland contains about one-third of industry enterprises, which 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's high representation partly reflects the dispersed population and construction activity (e.g. dispersed mining operations such as the Curtis Island LNG project). According to Mining Australia, the Curtis Island developments used about 132 cranes to lift the prefabricated modules into place... purchase to read more