Business Monitor International


Australia Infrastructure Report

Published 08 May 2014

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Australia Infrastructure Report

BMI View: The recovery in Australian construction growth has so far failed to meet our expectations. In our opinion, this poor performance suggests that downside pressures to construction activity could be stronger than we had anticipated. These downside pressures are: the poor macroeconomic fundamentals for construction, the obstacles preventing Australian governments from raising sufficient funds for their infrastructure plans, and the growing lack of competitiveness in Australia's construction sector.

Key developments in the sector:

  • In March 2014, the NSW state government named a consortium consisting of France's Bouygues Construction and Australia's Lend Lease as the preferred bidder for the contract to design and build the AUD3.0bn NorthConnex motorway in Sydney. The motorway comprises of twin 9km tunnels that will connect the southern end of the M1 Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at its Pennant Hills Road interchange. Australia's toll road operator Transurban Group is managing the project, having approached the NSW government to design, build, operate and finance the link in 2012. The project is expected to be funded through toll charges with a contribution from the NSW state and Australian federal governments. The project is expected to start construction works in 2015 and be completed in 2019.

  • In March 2014, the NSW state government formally issued a request for proposals (RfP) to deliver and operate a 12km light railway line in Sydney. The RfP was send to three shortlisted consortiums - SydneyConnect, iLinQ and Connecting Sydney. SydneyConnect is formed by Serco, John Holland and Plenary Group. iLinQ comprises Keolis Downer, Balfour Beatty, McConnell Dowell, Bombardier and Macquarie Capital, while Transdev, Alstom Transport Australia and Capella Capital formed the Connecting Sydney consortium. The AUD1.6bn light rail project is expected to run from Circular Quay to Sydney Central station and subsequently divide to...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
Infrastructure SWOT
9
Industry Forecast
11
Construction And Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
11
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Australia 2012-2017)
11
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Australia 2018-2023)
12
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
22
Table: Transport Infrastructure Industry Data (Australia 2012-2017)
22
Table: Transport Infrastructure Industry Data (Australia 2018-2023)
23
Table: Competitiveness Of Australia's Infrastructure
25
Table: Liberal-National Coalition Proposed Federal Funding Plans For Transport Infrastructure, By Year, By State, AUDmn
26
Major Projects Table - Transport
38
Table: Major Projects Table - Transport
38
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
50
Table: Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Data (Australia 2012-2017)
50
Table: Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Data (Australia 2018-2023)
51
Major Projects - Energy & Utilities
61
Table: Major Projects - Energy & Utilities
61
Residential/Non-Residential Building - Outlook And Overview
67
Table: Residential and Non-Residential Building Industry Data (Australia 2012-2017)
67
Table: Residential and Non-Residential Building Industry Data (Australia 2018-2023)
67
Major Projects Table - Residential/Non-Residential Construction
75
Table: Major Projects - Residential/Non-Residential Construction and Social Infrastructure
75
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
78
Australia - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
78
Rewards
78
Risks
78
Asia Pacific - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
79
Developed Markets: Favoured
81
Giants Of Asia: Rewards Sizeable, Risks Sizeable
82
South East Asia: Political Risks Rises
85
Table: Asia Pacific Infrastructure Risk Reward Ratings
88
Market Overview
89
Competitive Landscape
89
Table: EQS Industry Data
89
Company Profile
93
Leighton Holdings
93
WorleyParsons
102
Global Infrastructure Overview
108
Middle East/North Africa Presents Strongest Investment Profile
108
Methodology
114
Industry Forecast Methodology
114
Sector-Specific Methodology
115
Risk/Reward Rating Methodology
119
Sector-Specific Methodology
120
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
120
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
121

The Australia Infrastructure Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's Australia Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Australian infrastructure and construction industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Australia to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Australian infrastructure market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Australian infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Australia.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering infrastructure and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.

These are broken down into Construction (social, commercial and residential), Transport (roads, railways, ports, airports etc), and Energy & Utilities (powerplants, renewable projects, pipelines and so on).

Industry Trends

Analysis of latest projects across the infrastructure sector (covering the transport, utilities and commercial construction sub-sectors) - including:

Market Overview:Analysis of the key elements driving developments, including evaluations of current capacity and future requirements.

Building Materials Overview

The building materials overview provides industry trend analysis on the global and regional demands for building materials and the impact of this on the emerging and developed markets.

Business Environment Rankings

BMI's Infrastructure Business Environment Rankings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Rankings index aimed at investors (construction companies, suppliers and partners) in the regional infrastructure market.

The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data point.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the infrastructure and construction sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry & Economic Forecasts

Historic data series (2008-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key risks to the main forecast. Indicators include:

Construction: Industry value (US$bn); contribution to GDP (%); employment (`000); real growth (%).

Infrastructure: Value (US$bn); contribution to construction industry (%); real growth (%) of transport infrastructure (broken down by railways, airports, roads and bridges, ports and harbours) and energy and utilities (broken down by power plants and transmission grids, oil and gas pipelines, and water infrastructure).

Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (US$bn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against US$).

Company Profiles

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

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Testimonials

'An essential, multi-faceted research tool. BMI’s thorough understanding of the major market players enables an informed – and informative – review of the sector’s actual performance, together with useful insights into current industry issues, which are topped-off with detailed and invaluable forecasts of industry and macroeconomic trends.’

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