New Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures released this week show engineering construction has grown 39.8 per cent in Victoria since December 2014.
The figures are more than 10 per cent higher than South Australia (29.4) and NSW (28.9), while construction activity in Queensland, Tasmania and WA contracted during the same period.
In the year to December 2017, Victoria’s engineering construction activity grew by 17 per cent – almost doubling the national average of just 9.9 per cent.
The ABS engineering construction figures also show Victoria continued to grow by two per cent during the December 2017 quarter, despite national figures falling more than 35 per cent.
Engineering construction includes civil engineering works such as roads, railways, tunnels and bridges, as well as dams, long-distance pipelines, power lines and construction for mining, manufacturing, and recreation facilities.