Wasting away: The completion of major works has caused industry revenue to dry up

The Water and Waste Services Infrastructure Construction industry mainly services the Water Supply industry and the Sewerage and Drainage Services industry. Investment in new water supply infrastructure projects tends to be large-scale and sporadic, due to the influence of trends in rainfall and water availability. In contrast, the flow of investment in sewerage and drainage infrastructure tends to be more consistent, with population growth being the main driver of demand for new assets.The millennium drought, which persisted throughout the first decade of the 2000s, proved to be a pivotal event for the industry. Almost 10 years of low rainfall challenged the foundations of the Water Supply industry and prompted a rethink of water usage in Australia...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-7.1%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
10,800
Businesses
965
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Construction activity has plummeted over the past five years, negatively affecting the industry
  • Government support is usually required to start new projects, due to the high cost of construction
  • Scheduled maintenance and upgrades to plants will likely support industry revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The industry is considered to be in the decline phase of its economic life cycle. Much of the required water supply and sewerage infrastructure to cater for the population and economy has already been installed and has a long life span. Therefore, barring a dramatic increase in Australia's population there is subdued demand growth for new infrastructure. The investment in water desalination plants and supply pipelines that took place in response to the drought conditions of the late 2000s fuelled strong industry revenue growth. However, the completion of the large-scale desalination plants at Wonthaggi in Victoria and Port Stanvac in South Australia in 2012 has contributed to a sharp decline in industry revenue over the past five years. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Water and Waste Services Infrastructure Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Water and Waste Services Infrastructure Construction Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure by state and local government and Population in the Water and Waste Services Infrastructure Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Water and Waste Services Infrastructure Construction Industry?

    Firms in the industry construct the infrastructure that supports the supply of water to, and the removal of waste from, end users.

    Industry Products
  • Pipeline network and storage construction
  • Water and sewerage pumping facilities construction
  • Treatment facilities construction
  • Industry Activities
  • Pipeline networks construction, repair and maintenance
  • Pumping stations construction, repair and maintenance
  • Waste and sewerage treatment facilities construction, repair and maintenance
  • Desalination plants construction, repair and maintenance
  • Dams, storage reservoirs and spillways construction, repair and maintenance
  • Irrigation and reticulation systems construction, repair and maintenance
  • 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 state and local government
  • Population
  • Availability of water
  • Demand from manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Profit and job losses
  • Funding flows
  • Supply augmentation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Factors influencing demand
  • Major water projects
  • Employment and profitability
  • Table: Water and Waste Services Infrastructure Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Water and Waste Services Infrastructure Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Water Supply
  • Sewerage and Drainage Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Concrete Product Manufacturing
  • Pump and Compressor Manufacturing
  • Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Treatment facilities construction
  • Pipeline network and storage construction
  • Water and sewerage pumping facilities construction
  • Chart: Water and Waste Services Infrastructure Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Urban authorities
  • Private water and treatment companies
  • Rural and local authorities
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Water and Waste Services Infrastructure 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 Water and Waste Services Infrastructure Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Water and Waste Services Infrastructure Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    CIMIC Group Limited, Downer EDI Limited,
  • Table: CIMIC Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Downer EDI Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Water and Waste Services Infrastructure 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 Water and Waste Services Infrastructure Construction Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Millennium Drought
  • The millennium drought extended across the eastern seaboard of Australian and started in 2001. The drought lasted until 2010.
  • Reverse Osmosis
  • A process used to remove molecules and ions from solutions, such as salt from sea water.
  • Wet Hire
  • The hire or lease of plant and machinery with a qualified operator working under direction of the prime contractor. Wet hire can be paid on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.
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