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Finally, I'd like to point out that, even within New
South Wales, Sydney itself is going to be the hotspot
(see graph below). In terms of total construction,
Sydney will be a little bit above the New South Wales
trend because of a lot of the housing that is required --
and a lot of the non-residential building projects, like
Barangaroo and the Convention Centre.
More particularly, these big civil projects, these
big infrastructure projects in road and rail -- like
WestConnex, the M1--M2, the CBD and South East
Light Rail and the North West Rail Link -- mean
that we are facing a substantial boom in civil
construction work in Sydney.
And while that is going to create challenges as
we go to and from work and have to get around a
few building construction sites, for those involved
in developing these projects, we've really got to
consider whether we have the resourcing right -- have
we met and ticked all the boxes?
Because in the past, when we've seen these
sorts of issues arise, we have run into issues on
costs and resourcing.
So we hope it will be front of mind of those
planning these projects that we try to get it
right this time, and we don't repeat mistakes of
Adrian Hart, Senior Economist and Senior Manager,
Infrastructure and Mining Unit, BIS Shrapnel
Adrian Hart is a Senior Economist with BIS Shrapnel, and Senior Manager of the company's Infrastructure
and Mining Unit. BIS Shrapnel is the leading provider of market research, industry analysis and
forecasting services in Australia, and a construction sector specialist.
Adrian joined BIS Shrapnel in the late 1990s, and has worked across both Economics and Infrastructure
and Mining Units within the company. In 2007, he became Senior Manager of the Infrastructure and
Mining Unit. The Unit undertakes analysis and forecasts for the civil infrastructure construction, mining
and maintenance markets across Australia.
Apart from managing a range of regular outlook reports for the civil construction and mining
industries, Adrian is also widely involved with privately commissioned research studies and consulting
exercises. This includes the analysis of construction costs and development of escalation forecasts,
workforce capability analyses, unique BIS Shrapnel estimates and forecasts of activity across all detailed
civil construction subcategories, and the development of demand forecasting models for companies
with links to the construction and mining industries.
Adrian also undertakes presentations and workshops with senior management of organisations
operating in the engineering construction, maintenance and mining sectors, discussing the outlook and
implications of BIS Shrapnel analyses and forecasts for business planning and strategy.
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