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Australia’s Latest Crane Count for 2019

15 January 2020

According to the RLB Crane Index®, there were a total of 178 cranes in Australia’s main cities last year.

Q3 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

>  Wollongong makes an RLB Crane Index® debut with 18 cranes across the city

>  RLB Crane Index® maintains upward momentum to reach 178 (including Wollongong) or remaining steady at 173 on a like for like basis

>  Melbourne sees a fall of nine cranes for the first time in three years

>  Sydney crane numbers increase by nine cranes

>  757 cranes are now assisting construction work across the country

>  Residential crane numbers fell by 19 cranes to 516

>  Both commercial and mixed-use sectors saw strong crane number increases

ABOUT THE RLB CRANE INDEX®

The RLB Crane Index® is published by Rider Levett Bucknall biannually. The number of cranes in the key cities within Australia is tracked to give a simplified measure of the current state of the construction industry’s workload in each of these locations. For more information, visit RLB.com.


THE SMART HOB BULLETIN – OCT-DEC 2019

This article was originally published in the fourth and final edition of The Smart Hob Bulletin for 2019, alongside other news, updates and case studies for the Australian formwork industry. Read the Bulletin >

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