Road and Bridge Construction in Australia - Market Research Report

Road and Bridge Construction industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 7.1%

The Road and Bridge Construction industry's revenue has fluctuated significantly over the past five years, reflecting the start-up and completion of several large-scale motorway, bridge and tunnel developments. The industry's performance has been underpinned by strong growth in federal, state and local government capital expenditure on road construction and maintenance, including substantial upgrades to existing public roads. The continued long-term trend towards private sector investment in toll roads has also supported the industry's performance. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 10.2% over the five years through 2019-20, to total $35.4 billion. This includes a rise of 8.9% in the current year. The value of work done on roa...
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Road and Bridge Construction industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Road and Bridge Construction industry's performance is forecast to deteriorate over the next five years as the core construction phases reach completion on several major developments. However, the industry is projected to continue operating at near-record levels. The industry will continue to be supported by public and private investment in major road developments, scheduled upgrades to existing highways, and maintenance and repair contracts. Industry revenue is projected to decline at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to total $XX.X billion. The industry's performance is projected to be volatile over the next five years, as various major road projects commence and reach completion. The scheduled completion of the NorthConne...
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Road and Bridge Construction industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $33bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 2,535
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 45,551

Biggest companies in the Road and Bridge Construction industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Road and Bridge Construction in Australia industry include Department of Transport NSW and CIMIC Group Limited.

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What is Road and Bridge Construction industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms construct, repair and maintain roads, bridges, aerodrome runways and parking lots. Firms also carry out the quarrying of earth, soil or filling, in conjunction with road or bridge construction.

Industry Products and Services

  • Long day care
  • Family day care
  • Outside school hours care
  • Occasional care
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Road construction or sealing
  • Asphalt and concrete pavement surfacing and repair
  • Bridge construction
  • Repair or maintenance of roads, bridges and tunnels
  • Road sub-base or fill quarrying (in conjunction with road construction)
  • Kerbing, guttering and road tunnel construction
  • Associated road construction services (e.g. drainage and lighting installation)
  • Airport runway construction
  • Parking lot construction (except buildings)
  • Pedestrian overpass and cycle path construction

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms construct, repair and maintain roads, bridges, aerodrome runways and parking lots. Firms also carry out the quarrying of earth, soil or filling, in conjunction with road or bridge construction.

Main Activities

  • Road construction or sealing
  • Asphalt and concrete pavement surfacing and repair
  • Bridge construction
  • Repair or maintenance of roads, bridges and tunnels
  • Road sub-base or fill quarrying (in conjunction with road construction)
  • Kerbing, guttering and road tunnel construction
  • Associated road construction services (e.g. drainage and lighting installation)
  • Airport runway construction
  • Parking lot construction (except buildings)
  • Pedestrian overpass and cycle path construction

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Capital expenditure by the public sector includes grants to support road construction and maintenance programs. Private sector investment in public roads ...
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Capital expenditure by the public sector
Private non-residential construction capital expenditure
Demand from house construction
10-year bond rate

Current Performance

Public spending
Private investment
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

The road ahead
 Table: Road and Bridge Construction in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Road and Bridge Construction in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Toll Road Operators in Australia
Airport Operations in Australia
Residential Property Operators in Australia
Retail Property Operators in Australia
Land Development and Subdivision in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia
Lubricants and Other Petroleum Product Manufacturing in Australia
Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing in Australia
Construction in Australia



Products & Services

Industry operators construct roads, bridges, tunnels and other paved structures, such as airport runways and commercial car parks. Road construction invol...
Private sector clients
Federal Government
Local governments



Demand Determinants

Demand for new roads and bridges is determined by population growth, geographic dispersal and economic activity. The ageing and deterioration of existing ...
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Major Markets

Private sector clients
Federal Government
Local governments




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Road and Bridge Construction in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The industry has a low level of concentration. Industry operators include the state and territory road authorities, and several large-scale, multi-discipl...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Road and Bridge Construction in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Road and Bridge Construction in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Department of Transport NSW (Transport for NSW) operates in the industry through the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) agency. RMS was established to ...
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Transport for NSW

 Table: Transport for NSW - financial performance

CIMIC Group

 Table: CIMIC Group - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Road and Bridge Construction industry requires substantial capital compared with most other construction industries. Road and bridge contractors requi...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Road and Bridge Construction in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Road and Bridge Construction in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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