Yellow brick road: Expansions in the Australian road network have supported industry revenue

The Road Maintenance industry prolongs the life of road assets through light and heavy programmed maintenance work. Since the mid-2000s, Australia's road transport network has expanded at a rapid pace, with funding coming from both the public and private sectors. This expansion in the road network has underpinned increased requirements for scheduled maintenance and repair services.Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.5% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $6.1 billion. Despite the industry's overall expansion over the period, revenue contracted across several years due to government budgetary constraints, and funding being increasingly allocated to new high-profile more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The expanded road network requires increased maintenance and repairs from industry operators
  • The private sector has become more prominent, competing with large government operators
  • Volatile weather will continue affecting infrastructure, aiding demand for industry services
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Road Maintenance industry conducts repairs to maintain Australia’s roads. State and territory governments play a central role in the industry, allocating funding for maintenance and repair activities. These agencies are responsible for disbursing their own funds, raised through licensing and registration charges, in addition to receiving federal funding. State and territory road authorities also provide maintenance and repair services. The private sector competes with these bodies for a share of maintenance and repair work. Over the past five years, private contractors have undertaken a rapidly growing share of industry activity.Industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 1.5% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $6.1 billion, including strong growth of 4.5% i...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Road Maintenance Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Road Maintenance Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from road and bridge construction and Government consumption expenditure in the Road Maintenance industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Road Maintenance Industry?

    Industry firms maintain and repair roads. New infrastructure construction is excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Road sealing
  • Pavement rehabilitation
  • Electrical maintenance
  • Safety improvements
  • Road markings
  • Industry Activities
  • Pavement rehabilitation
  • Sealing works
  • Safety improvements
  • Road markings
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from road and bridge construction
  • Government consumption expenditure
  • World price of crude oil
  • Number of motor vehicles
  • Demand from road freight transport

  • Current Performance
  • Federal decisions
  • State and local spending
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Expanded networks
  • Weather stress
  • Funding trends
  • Table: Road Maintenance Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Road Maintenance Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Road Freight Transport
  • Toll Road Operators
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Machinery and Operator Hire
  • Gravel and Sand Quarrying
  • Lubricants and Other Petroleum Product Manufacturing
  • Machinery and Scaffolding Rental
  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Road sealing
  • Pavement rehabilitation
  • Electrical maintenance
  • Safety improvements
  • Road markings
  • Chart: Road Maintenance Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • State and territory governments
  • Local governments
  • Private sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Road Maintenance 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 Maintenance

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Road Maintenance Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Roads and Maritime Services NSW, Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland, Main Roads Western Australia, Roads Corporation,
  • Table: Roads and Maritime Services NSW - financial performance
  • Table: Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland - financial performance
  • Table: Main Roads Western Australia - financial performance
  • Table: Roads Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Road Maintenance 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 Maintenance Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Dry Hire
  • The hire or lease of plant and machinery without an operator. Dry hire can be paid on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.
  • Pavement Rehabilitation
  • Upgrade or repair of road pavement to meet minimum safety requirements or to upgrade the surfaces to increase its structural capacity.
  • 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.
  • Wet Hire
  • The hire or lease of plant and machinery with a suitably qualified operator working under the direction of the prime contractor. Wet hire can be paid on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.
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