Building bridges: The emergence of public-private partnerships has aided revenue growth

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 heightened level of activity over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Reconstruction work following the Christchurch earthquakes has supported revenue growth
  • Strong housing investment has driven demand for roadings on new residential subdivisions
  • Demand for roadings on residential subdivisions is forecast to decline over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The regional distribution of industry establishments broadly reflects the geographic spread of population and economic activity across New Zealand. The industry is characterised by its many small-scale businesses that contest for work in narrow regional markets. Therefore, there is a skew in the distribution of establishments away from the highly urbanised regions of Auckland and Wellington, in favour of regions with more dispersed populations. There is a disproportionately high number of businesses in the Canterbury region. This is largely due to the strong regional demand that developed in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes.Auckland, Waikato, Wellington and Canterbury account for 67.5% of the national population, but only about 58.1% of industry establishments. Thi...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
  • 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
  • Airport Operations in New Zealand
  • Container Terminal Operation and Other Transport Services in New Zealand
  • Land Development and Subdivision in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural and Construction Machinery Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Gravel and Sand Quarrying in New Zealand
  • Hardware Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Petroleum Product Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Site Preparation Services in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • State highway network improvement
  • Local road network maintenance
  • State highway network maintenance
  • Local road network improvement
  • Other construction
  • 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
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Fletcher Building Limited, Fulton Hogan Limited, DGL Investments Limited,
  • Table: Fletcher Building Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Fulton Hogan Limited - financial performance
  • Table: DGL Investments 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 (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • 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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