From 2015/16 to 2019/20, there are a number of areas where engineers will find opportunities. Shopping centres and retail outlets display healthy work offerings, thanks to the low value of the Australian dollar improving trading conditions.
Other sectors influenced by the low dollar value are tourism and, consequently, accommodation. We’ve seen very little investments in such facilities in the recent past, an now this undersupply of quality accommodation is encouraging high levels of activity in upgrading existing structures and building new ones.
Opportunities also lie in healthcare and aged care; the current shortage of beds combined with an ageing population encourages investments in the sector.
Lastly, the most obvious area of opportunity for engineers is transport, as road and rail projects see a massive investment boom.