Site Preparation Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Site Preparation Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 2.9%

The Site Preparation Services industry is one of the largest specialist construction services industries in Australia, employing approximately 61,600 workers in 18,150 enterprises. The industry provides services that are integral to the early stages of most construction projects and resource developments. The industry comprises many small-scale contractors that supply heavy construction equipment (excluding cranes) with equipment operators, and several larger-scale firms that are capable of undertaking large-scale or complex projects. The industry's performance has declined over the past five years due to weaker demand from non-building infrastructure and resources markets. However, some industry operators have benefited from providing earthmoving a...
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Site Preparation Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Site Preparation Services industry's performance is anticipated to gradually strengthen over the next five years, as demand from building, mining and engineering infrastructure markets improves. The industry's many small-scale contractors are anticipated to continue facing intensely competitive conditions for site preparation work in local housing and infrastructure markets. The greater focus of residential building activity on higher-density apartment and townhouse developments will continue to constrain demand for work on traditional residential subdivision projects, which is a mainstay for many smaller industry contractors. Strong demand from road and rail construction markets is anticipated to underpin the industry's short-term growth prospe...
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Site Preparation Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $28bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 19,214
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 62,359

Biggest companies in the Site Preparation Services industry

The Site Preparation Services in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Site Preparation Services industry?

Industry Definition

Industry companies primarily conduct earthmoving work, such as levelling construction sites, excavating foundations, digging trenches or removing overburden from mine sites. The industry also includes companies that hire out earthmoving equipment with operators (wet hire).

Industry Products and Services

  • Wet hire on building sites
  • Wet hire on infrastructure projects
  • Specialist mine preparation
  • Demolition work
  • Specialist services

Industry Activities

  • Demolition of buildings or other structures
  • Earthmoving and trench digging
  • Excavation
  • Explosives laying
  • Ground dewatering and removal of overburden
  • Hiring out earthmoving plants with operators (wet hire)
  • Land clearing (urban and rural)
  • Levelling (construction sites)
  • Mine site preparation

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry companies primarily conduct earthmoving work, such as levelling construction sites, excavating foundations, digging trenches or removing overburden from mine sites. The industry also includes companies that hire out earthmoving equipment with operators (wet hire).

Main Activities

  • Demolition of buildings or other structures
  • Earthmoving and trench digging
  • Excavation
  • Explosives laying
  • Ground dewatering and removal of overburden
  • Hiring out earthmoving plants with operators (wet hire)
  • Land clearing (urban and rural)
  • Levelling (construction sites)
  • Mine site preparation

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Site preparation contractors generate a substantial share of revenue from building markets, particularly work on new housing subdivisions and industrial a...
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Demand from building construction
Actual capital expenditure on mining
Demand from road and bridge construction
Demand from heavy industry and other non-building construction

Current Performance

Building demand
Profit and employment
Competition
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Mining and infrastructure markets
Profit and jobs growth
 Table: Site Preparation Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Site Preparation Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Mining
House Construction in Australia
Road and Bridge Construction in Australia
Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction in Australia
Commercial and Industrial Building Construction in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia
Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining in Australia
Farm and Construction Machinery Wholesaling in Australia
Fuel Retailing in Australia
Machinery and Scaffolding Rental in Australia


Products & Services

Industry operators provide a range of site preparation services that vary according to the scale of operation and target markets. Most firms are small- to...
Mining companies
Road contractors and authorities
Other infrastructure developers
Non-residential building contractors and developers


Demand Determinants

The principal demand determinant for site preparation services is the level of activity in the non-building infrastructure markets (i.e. engineering and r...
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Major Markets

Mining companies
Road contractors and authorities
Other infrastructure developers
Non-residential building contractors and developers



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Site Preparation Services 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 concentration of ownership with the four largest enterprises contributing less than 10.0% of annual industry revenue. The industry ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Site Preparation Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Site Preparation Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Site Preparation Services in Australia industry has no major companies. Get the full report to find out why.

Capital Intensity

The industry has a medium capital intensity level in comparison with the general economy but has extremely high capital intensity compared with most speci...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Site Preparation Services 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 Site Preparation Services 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, %

DRY HIRE

GROUND DEWATERING

REMOVAL OF OVERBURDEN

SOIL STABILISATION

WET HIRE

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

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