Australian Regional Construction Outlook


August 2024

About the report

What is the outlook for building and construction in each of Australia’s regions?

Which sectors will have the greatest impact in each region?

‘Australian Regional Construction Outlook’ takes a closer look at all of the regional construction markets in Australia. This report is critical for organisations making strategic decisions and undertaking planning on a regional basis.

The report contains extensive historical data, as well as annual forecasts for the next ten years. Data is in real work done terms (constant prices). In the residential sector, we also provide numbers of dwellings by region. An extensive list of tables and charts is provided, with each construction sub-sector split by region.

Project listings are provided for each region for non-residential building and engineering construction. Selected approvals value data is also provided for the building sector.

The report is published four times per year.

Report Coverage

The forecasting service is comprised of the following regions:

  • New South Wales – Sydney, Capital Region, Central West, Coffs Harbour-Grafton, Far West & Orana, Hunter Valley, Newcastle & Lake Macquarie, Illawarra, Southern Highlands & Shoalhaven, Mid North Coast, Murray, New England & North West, Richmond-Tweed, Riverina
  • Victoria – Melbourne, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Hume, Latrobe-Gippsland, North West, Shepparton, Warrnambool & South West
  • Queensland – Brisbane, Cairns, Darling Downs-Maranoa, Fitzroy, Gold Coast, Mackay, QLD-Outback, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville, Wide Bay
  • South Australia – Adelaide, rest of state
  • Western Australia – Perth, Gascoyne, Mid-West, Pilbara, rest of state
  • Tasmania – Hobart, rest of state
  • Northern Territory
  • Australian Capital Territory

Sectors Covered:

  • New Houses
  • New Other Dwellings
  • Alterations and additions to dwellings
  • Non-Residential Building by sub-sector
  • Roads and Bridges
  • Railways
  • Ports
  • Utilities by sub-sector (water, electricity, gas & telecoms)
  • Minerals by sub-sector (oil and gas, coal, alumina/aluminium, other)
  • Other Heavy Industry