Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Sand and gravel quarried by the industry is mainly used for raw materials in construction products and landscaping supplies. Across Australia's Sand and Gravel Quarrying industry, revenue growth has been limited in the five years through 2015-16 due to low building construction growth and weak increases in demand from concrete manufacturing companies. Subdued industry growth has been the result of difficult operating conditions from 2010-11 through 2012-13, as building activity slowed in response to domestic economic uncertainty, which limited investment in building and construction. Additionally, reduced public sector spending on infrastructure and non-dwelling construction projects over the past five years resulted in lower sand and gravel demand from these areas... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The bulk of sand and gravel production occurs in those states with the greatest sand and gravel natural resources, and the highest amount of building activity, namely New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. These three states are estimated to account for 80.8% of industry establishments in 2015-16, and 81.3% of industry revenue.
Sand and gravel for New South Wales comes mainly from river terraces in the Penrith area, deposits in the Nepean and Hawkesbury rivers at Camden and Londonderry, and the coastal dunes of Kurnell Peninsula. In Victoria, the most important sources of construction sand were old river deposits in the Clayton-Springvale-Dingley area and in the Cranbourne-Frankston area. As these supplies became depleted, production moved to the Central Highlands region... purchase to read more