Bridging the gap: Central Government funding has contributed to a surge in industry activity

The Road and Bridge Construction industry plays an integral role in the New Zealand economy. Industry operators design, construct, maintain and repair the national and local road network, which is vital for commuters and freight transport. Most industry activity is publicly funded through the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), with local authorities providing supplementation. Traditionally, private sector participation in road and bridge funding has been confined to private property and residential subdivisions. However, the first two major privately funded motorway projects are currently under construction. Both projects have been funded with public-private partnership (PPP) contracts.The industry has displayed a moderate level of revenue volatility over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has displayed a heightened level of volatility over the past five years
  • Public-private partnership agreements have encouraged private equity in public road projects
  • The competitive advantages of major firms will likely become less relevant over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Road and Bridge Construction industry has posted a mixed performance over the past five years. Over the three years through 2016-17, industry revenue grew strongly. This growth was largely due to public investment in the Roads of National Significance program (RoNS) and reconstructing horizontal infrastructure in the aftermath of the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, and the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. However, following the election of the Ardern government in October 2017, the public funding for infrastructure has been reallocated. Planned large-scale road developments were cancelled and investment was redirected towards smaller public transport and regional transport projects. This reallocation contributed to lower industry revenue over the three years through 2019-20. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Road and Bridge Construction Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Road and Bridge Construction are:

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure by the public sector and Capital expenditure by the private sector in the Road and Bridge Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Road and Bridge Construction in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry companies construct and repair roads, bridges, aerodrome runways and parking lots. Industry firms can also help organise and manage these activities.

    Industry Products
  • State highway network improvement
  • State highway network maintenance
  • Local road network maintenance
  • Local road network improvement
  • Other construction
  • Industry Activities
  • Aerodrome runway construction
  • Asphalt surfacing
  • Bridge construction (including construction from prefabricated components)
  • Elevated highway construction
  • Overpass construction
  • Parking lot construction (except buildings)
  • Road and bridge repair and maintenance
  • Road construction or sealing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure by the public sector
  • Capital expenditure by the private sector
  • Demand from house construction
  • year bond rate

  • Current Performance
  • Public funding
  • Demand Drivers
  • Roads of National Significance (RoNS)
  • Profit growth and competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profit growth
  • RoNS and major projects
  • Participation
  • Table: Road and Bridge Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Road and Bridge Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
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  • Land Development and Subdivision in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
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  • Site Preparation Services in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • State highway network improvement
  • State highway network maintenance
  • Local road network maintenance
  • Other construction
  • Local road network improvement
  • Chart: Road and Bridge Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Central Government
  • Local authorities
  • Private motorway and toll road investors
  • Residential and commercial property developers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Road and Bridge Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Road and Bridge Construction

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Road and Bridge Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Fletcher Building Limited, DGL Investments Limited, Fulton Hogan Limited,
  • Table: Fletcher Building Limited - financial performance
  • Table: DGL Investments Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Fulton Hogan Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Road and Bridge Construction Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Road and Bridge Construction Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)
  • (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Public-Private Partnership (Ppp)
  • A contractual agreement between a public agency and private company to share skills, assets and financial resources to deliver a facility for public use.
  • Roading
  • The building of roads
  • Roads Of National Significance (Rons)
  • These are roads identified to be vitally important in moving people and freight between the five major population centres.
  • Toll Road
  • A road or bridge that users pay a toll to use.
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