Leah Green

New interactive site reveals up to $134 billion construction pipeline for Qld

CSQ is excited to have launched a new interactive Knowledge Centre providing the latest available data on construction in Queensland, including key information on major projects, both planned and underway, across the state.

The Knowledge Centre will track regional and state construction investment, profile individual major projects and record current and predicted labour shortages.

“Our team of experts has interpreted data from a variety of sources in Queensland’s residential, commercial and civil construction sectors to produce a one-stop-shop for industry information,” said CSQ Chief Executive Officer Brett Schimming.

“The data housed on the new interactive platform reveals Queensland has 1,800 major construction projects confirmed for delivery in the next two to three years, with a further 2,400 potential projects planned by not yet underway.

Across the state, the construction project pipeline includes $37 billion in committed projects and up to $97 billion in planned projects and is forecast to deliver between 44,000 and 130,000 jobs in Queensland.

“While our modelling suggests this level of investment is consistent with previous years, there has been a marked shift of emphasis away from residential toward engineering projects – much of them driven by public infrastructure spending.

“The shift to civil/infrastructure projects will bring an increased demand for civil construction workers, including earthmoving plant operators, concreters and labourers,” he said.

“CSQ will use The Knowledge Centre to publish not only the pipeline of work for a particular area, but also the available labour to support that work and whether there are enough future skilled workers in the trainee pipeline.

“Tradies and construction workers around Queensland will be able to find out about future demand for their skills and where that demand is, and developers, contractors and government workers will be able to be more strategic in planning and resourcing future projects and understanding local conditions.

“CSQ’s focus remains on attracting new participants to the industry as well as developing, skilling and retaining our existing workforce to underpin the future prosperity of the building and construction industry in Queensland,” Mr Schimming concluded.

The top 10 major construction projects committed or underway in Queensland include:

1.     Queens Wharf $3,600,000,000 Underway Greater Brisbane
2.    Harlin Solar Farm $3,500,000,000 Underway Greater Brisbane
3.    Pacific Motorway (M1) Qld Upgrades $2,500,000,000 Underway Greater Brisbane
4.    Shoalwater Bay Military Training Facility $2,300,000,000 Committed Central Qld
5.    IM3 Townsville (Lithium-Ion Battery Plant) $2,000,000,000 Committed North Qld
6.    Carmichael Coal Mine (Adani) $2,000,000,000 Committed Mackay Whitsundays
7.    Building Future Schools Fund $1,800,000,000 Underway Greater Brisbane
8.    Port of Townsville Expansion Project $1,600,000,000 Committed North Qld
9.    Rockhampton Ring Road $1,500,000,000 Committed Central Qld
10. Olive Downs Project (Coking Coal Mine) $1,000,000,000 Committed Mackay/ Whitsundays

The Knowledge Centre is the only central point to source comprehensive and independent industry research, forecasting and insights on the Queensland construction industry.