Melbourne Bracing For Construction Slowdown
A company that is offering Sydney plastering in the city revealed that there is less activity with regards to construction of detached houses. In fact, there is a decrease of 5 per cent recorded in the last six months. The capital of New South Wales is currently adapting as there is less investments of new homes in the city. It is expected that the slowdown is going to affect Melbourne, the second biggest city in the country and dubbed to be a major player in the industry of construction.
According to the CEO of a company selling building materials, Geoff Dahlsen, less work in the industry means that the competition is getting stiffer therefore prices are also rising. Many of the companies in Sydney are trying to outdo one another in order to land a project. It cannot be denied that there is an obvious decline in the number of houses that are being constructed.
In the case of New South Wales, the decrease is around 5 per cent. Mr. Dahlsen added that the same thing could happen next to Melbourne but as of the moment there are enough projects for them to get busy with in another six months. After that time, there is no guarantee that the market for Melbourne will still be the same as it is expected toalso slowdown.
It is not surprising for Melbourne to slowdown too because right now there is chaos with too much going on at the same time.
The apartment sector is not the only area that is impacted by the decline as construction of detached houses has also decreased from the previous 7.6 per cent to 27.103 at the end of last year. This is a record low for the past eight years based on official figures.
The slowdown in the residential department should not worry Sydney plastering companies though because infrastructure investment is on a roll. Despite all this, there is no escaping from the losses that the industry will suffer as a result.