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4156.0 - Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia , 2006 Edition 2  
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Contents >> Chapter 8.1 Facilities - Introduction >> Chapter 8.3 Facilities - Engineering Construction of Sports and Physical Recreation Facilities

FACILITIES




ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION OF SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION FACILITIES

Prior to 1999-2000, any data concerning the engineering construction category Recreation included landscaping projects. Since that time, however, it has been possible to obtain data which exclude landscaping and are thus more closely aligned to the ACLC concept of sports and physical recreation facilities. However, they are not completely aligned. The Recreation category includes amphitheatres which the ACLC would class as cultural facilities, and excludes pleasure boat marinas and marine pleasure piers which the ACLC would regard as being for sports and physical recreation. Table 8.2 presents the three years of the data excluding landscaping which are so far available.


Over the three years, the estimate of the total value of work done dipped from $477.1m in 1999-2000 to $373.0m in 2000-01 before recovering to $410.9m in 2001-02. During this time the percentage contribution by the public sector increased from 31.1% to 35.0% and then 36.3% ($149.1m) in 2001-02.


Although all recreation projects undertaken by the public sector are for the construction of publicly-owned facilities, the private sector undertakes projects for a mixture of both private and public owners. For 2001-02, the value of work done by the private sector for public sector owners was $50.1m which was 19.1% of the total value of work done by the private sector.

8.2 ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY, Recreation projects (excluding landscaping)

Work commenced
Work done
Work yet to be done
$m
$m
$m

VALUE OF WORK UNDERTAKEN BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR

1999-00
309.0
328.4
62.3
2000-01
206.3
242.5
27.8
2001-02
243.5
261.8
42.0

VALUE OF WORK UNDERTAKEN BY THE PUBLIC SECTOR

1999-00
150.9
148.6
27.9
2000-01
132.7
130.5
39.4
2001-02
141.8
149.1
26.2

TOTAL VALUE OF ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION WORK UNDERTAKEN

1999-00
459.9
477.1
90.2
2000-01
339.1
373.0
67.2
2001-02
385.3
410.9
68.3

Source: ABS data available on request, Engineering Construction Survey.


Although excluding landscaping results in a purer measure of sports and physical recreation activity, it is also useful to look at the data with landscaping included. This is because it is directly comparable with earlier data and provides a time series covering the years leading up to, and immediately subsequent to, the Olympic and Paralympic Games held in Sydney in 2000.


The work done on recreation projects, including landscaping, increased by over 20% annually from $377.4m in 1993-94 to $776.6m in 1996-97. Thereafter, smaller rises and declines occurred for most years between 1996-97 and 2001-02. The exception was the larger increase in activity for the financial year prior to the Sydney Olympic Games. During 1999-2000, work worth $1,073.4m was done on recreation projects, an increase of 27.8% over the previous year. The value of work done in 2001-02 was $1,141.4m.

8.3 ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY, Recreation projects (including landscaping)

Work commenced
Work done
Work yet to be done
$m
$m
$m

VALUE OF WORK UNDERTAKEN BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR

1993-94
270.9
276.7
17.3
1994-95
388.5
366.6
47.4
1995-96
464.5
452.1
54.7
1996-97
705.0
670.5
67.3
1997-98
749.6
758.2
84.2
1998-99
701.8
700.0
64.2
1999-00
871.3
910.4
95.5
2000-01
828.6
859.2
61.4
2001-02
923.1
952.0
58.5

VALUE OF WORK UNDERTAKEN BY THE PUBLIC SECTOR

1993-94
93.1
100.7
17.0
1994-95
101.9
98.2
13.9
1995-96
132.5
114.1
23.0
1996-97
117.3
106.0
23.9
1997-98
119.7
102.8
31.3
1998-99
135.7
140.2
28.0
1999-00
165.4
163.0
31.9
2000-01
150.7
151.7
46.9
2001-02
166.1
189.4
30.1

TOTAL VALUE OF ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION WORK UNDERTAKEN

1993-94
364.0
377.4
34.3
1994-95
490.4
464.8
61.3
1995-96
597.0
566.2
77.7
1996-97
822.3
776.6
91.2
1997-98
869.3
861.0
115.5
1998-99
837.5
840.2
92.3
1999-00
1 036.7
1 073.4
127.5
2000-01
979.4
1 010.9
108.3
2001-02
1 089.3
1 141.4
88.6

Source: ABS data available on request, Engineering Construction Survey.


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