According to figures from economists, the value of construction work done in the September quarter rose by 33 per cent to 61.9 billion. The growth can be attributed mostly to engineering work which includes road and bridge construction and mining construction.

In comparison homes and other non-residential building construction fell by 0.4 per cent in the same quarter.

The growth is welcomed, given that a decline was expected, following a 9.8 per cent rise in the 3 months to June.

Some economists attributed the positive numbers to imports of LNG installations for projects in Western Australia.  Find out more at https://sourceable.net/surprise-spike-in-construction-activity/

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