According to last week’s release of the Q1 2023 Rider Levett Bucknall Crane Index®, a record 157 long-term cranes were sighted on construction sites nationally in March across the main centres, with resilience being shown by most sectors.
The report found that New Zealand has 157 long-term cranes on construction sites across the seven main centres. 103 cranes in Auckland, 9 in Wellington, 14 in Christchurch, 15 in Queenstown, 5 in Tauranga, 6 in Dunedin and 5 in Hamilton.
Rider Levett Bucknall Director Mr Chris Haines said, “Today’s release of our RLB Crane Index® shows another strong result for NZ’s construction industry. Resilience is continuing to be shown with significant activity across most sectors.”
Key points in this issue:
- Small decrease in residential cranes
- Work volume high despite labour and supply chain issues
- Building consents continue to grow
- Residential crane numbers fall slightly
- Crane numbers almost double in Queenstown
- The value of building work done increases
- Crane activity picks up in Auckland’s east and south-eastern areas.