Tasmanian engineering construction is continuing to boom, led by public sector infrastructure spending and electricity investments.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated the value of engineering construction work done in Tasmania in the March quarter was $388 million in real trend terms.
Tasmanian March quarter spending was up by 3.7 per cent from the December quarter, which was also the nation's strongest performance.
Infrastructure Minister Jeremy Rockliff said the $388 million quarterly spend was the highest ever recorded in Tasmania in the ABS series, which went back to 1987.
He said more than $1.4 billion worth of work was done in the year to the March quarter.
He said the data showed the engineering and construction sector was continuing to ramp up "to deliver on the government's ambitious $3.6 billion infrastructure plan over the next four years".
State Treasury analysis showed the electricity sector accounted for 32.1 per cent of the value of the work done in the year to the March quarter.
That was followed by transport infrastructure (28.7 per cent) and water and sewerage (18.7 per cent).
Treasury estimated 62.9 per cent of the activity was due to public sector spending (as opposed to the private sector).
In the March quarter, Treasury said, the value of engineering construction work yet to be done was estimated to have fallen by 9.2 per cent ($102.5 million) to $1.01 billion, compared to the previous quarter.
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