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Infrastructure Insight: Australia

Infrastructure Insight: Australia

Synopsis

The report provides a detailed look into the infrastructure sector in Australia, including analysis of the state of the current infrastructure, the regulatory and financing landscapes, and the major projects in the construction pipeline.

The report covers all key infrastructure sectors: roads, railways, electricity and power, water and sewerage, communication, and airports and ports.

Summary

Spending on infrastructure construction in Australia is expected to rebound in the next five years, after negative growth in the early part of the decade. The total value of the infrastructure construction market reached AUD43.7 billion (USD32.9 billion) in 2015, according to Timetric, down from AUD48.7 billion in 2010, and significantly below its highest point AUD62.7 in 2012.

Output is projected to grow to AUD46 billion by 2020 (in nominal value terms). This growth in spending is based on the assumption that a number of the large-scale transport projects move ahead as planned, including the WestConnex Motorway and Badgerys Creek Airport in New South Wales and the Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel in Victoria.

Scope

  • A concise analysis of the administrative, economic and political context for infrastructure in Australia.
  • An in-depth assessment of the current state of infrastructure in the UK, including roads, railways, electricity and power, water and sewerage, communications, airports and ports.
  • A focus on main political and financial institutions involved in the infrastructure market, as well as the competitive and regulatory environment.
  • For each infrastructure sector, an explanation of the key drivers of growth in new investment and an analysis of the project pipeline, with a detailed look at the prospects for major projects and the companies that have secured contracts.
Reasons To Buy
  • Assess the current state of Australian infrastructure, and the main drivers of investment, including the key institutions and financing methods.
  • Investigate forecasts and gain an understanding of key trends in each of the main infrastructure sectors.
  • Analyze the main project participants operating in each sector, to better understand the competitive environment.
  • Identify top projects by sector, development stage and start date, to inform your expansion strategy.
Key Highlights
  • Timetric is currently tracking 460 large-scale infrastructure construction projects in Australia. These projects have a total investment value of AUD535 billion (US$382 billion).
  • Railway and Roads projects account for over 60% of the overall infrastructure project pipeline with a combined value of AUD333 billion (USD250 billion).
  • In December 2015, the Australian government gave its annual infrastructure statement which included details of AUD50 billion in infrastructure investment, primarily in land transport. This future investment should contribute to improving Australia’s global infrastructure ranking in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index, which at 16th place represents a well-developed physical infrastructure, but one that is below other advanced economies such as the UK, US and Canada.
  • In response to the Productivity Commission inquiry into public infrastructure, the Australian government is undertaking infrastructure reforms focused on improving planning, project selection and delivery, better use of existing assets and investigating the wider use of road user charging.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Infrastructure Construction in Australia: At-a-glance
  • CONTEXT
    • Administrative Divisions
    • Political Scene
    • Public Finances and Credit Ratings
      • Table Key Economic Indicators
    • Demographics
    • Economic Performance
    • Construction Output
  • THE STATE OF INFRASTRUCTURE
    • Roads
    • Railways
    • Electricity and Power
    • Water and Sewerage
    • Communications
    • Airports and Other Infrastructure
      • Table Key Comparative Indicators
  • THE COMPETITIVE AND REGULATORY LANDSCAPE
    • Roads
    • Railways
    • Electricity and Power
    • Water and Sewerage
    • Communications
    • Airports and Other Infrastructure
  • INSTITUTIONS AND FINANCING
  • INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION
    • All Infrastructure
      • Construction outlook
        • Table Top 10 Infrastructure Construction Projects by Value
      • Project pipeline analysis
        • Table All Infrastructure Projects Pipeline, by Stage and Funding (AUD million)
    • Roads
      • Construction outlook
      • Key participants - contractors
      • Key participants - consultants
        • Table Top 10 Road Construction Projects by Value
      • Project pipeline analysis
        • Table Roads Infrastructure Projects, by Stage and Funding (AUD million)
    • Railways
      • Construction outlook
      • Key participants - contractors
      • Key participants - consultants
        • Table Top 10 Rail Construction Projects by Value
      • Railways construction: project pipeline analysis
        • Table Railways Construction Projects, by Stage and Funding (AUD million)
    • Electricity and Power
      • Construction outlook
      • Key participants - contractors
      • Key participants - consultants
        • Table Top 10 Electricity and Power Construction Projects by Value
      • Project pipeline analysis
        • Table Electricity and Power Construction Projects, by Stage and Funding (AUD million)
    • Water and Sewerage
      • Construction outlook
      • Key participants - contractors
      • Key participants - consultants
        • Table Top 10 Water and Sewerage Construction Projects by Value
      • Project pipeline analysis
        • Table Water and Sewerage Construction Projects, by Stage and Funding (AUD million)
    • Communications Infrastructure
      • Construction outlook
    • Airports and Other Infrastructure
      • Construction outlook
      • Key participants - contractors
      • Key participants - consultants
        • Table Top 10 Airports and Other Infrastructure Construction Projects by Value
      • Project pipeline analysis
        • Table Airports and Other Infrastructure Construction Projects, by Stage and Funding (AUD million)
  • APPENDIX
    • Definitions
      • Table Construction Market Definitions
      • Table Construction Stage Definitions
    • Methodology
    • Further Information
    • Disclaimer

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