Maranoa construction industry contributed 6.6% to total industry
value add (IVA) in 2018-19 compared to 8.8% of Queensland IVA. Construction contributed 10.8% to total employment in 2018-19. Growth in
construction activity has subdued, declining by a substantial 24.8% in
IVA, and accounted for a decline of 6.3% in employment over
the analysed period. This is due to the major construction work associated with
gas infrastructure and flood recovery work from the 2010-12 period concluding.
In 2018-19, construction contributed to 10% of businesses in Maranoa, a decline
of 5.3% since 2014-15 (Table A.2). This is due to the transition of projects
from the construction phase of the liquefied Natural gas projects, APLNF
(Origin) and Santos (GLNG), to operations phase, and the subsequent out migration
of contractor and suppliers.