The Australian Infrastructure and Transport sector has recently been through a period of transition with infrastructure investments and regulatory reforms. There is no doubt that this sector will continue to face significant challenges in the future. The role that Government’s play in the long-term responses to these challenges will have a clear impact on national prosperity.
The current trend within the various sections of the Infrastructure and Transport industry shows opportunity for growth, including:
- Over 75 per cent of non-bulk domestic freight is carried on roads, dominating freight movements between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Truck traffic is predicted to increase by around 50 per cent by 2030.
- Rail dominates freight movements between Perth and the Eastern States. Rail freight, mainly supporting commodity exports, is expected to jump by two-thirds by 2030, increasing pressure on the rail system.
- Continued passenger growth at major airports is already testing the capacity of airport infrastructure, particularly during peak periods. International air travel will grow strongly by 2030, with both domestic and international passenger movements through capital cities almost doubling. Substantial investments by airport operators will be required to meet this demand.
- By 2030, the bulk freight task will increase by half and national container throughout is projected to double. Australia’s containerised international exports will almost double by 2030 due to strong demand from China and South East Asia. At the same time, Australia’s strong demand for consumer goods imports will grow broadly in line with the economy, increasing freight imports.
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