The recovery in housing is likely to be limp due to lingering credit tightness, although tax cuts and rate cuts from earlier in 2019 should begin to provide a boost during the September quarter.
Infrastructure investment has been a source of strength and will continue for at least 12 months, ANZ research expects. Intangible investment to support business services is crucial to the next economic upswing.
Queensland recorded a faster pace of growth in a move likely to be followed by Western Australia and the Northern Territory as exports in those states lift.
ANZ Research is wary of growing risks from the global economic slowdown and various trade wars but the near-term production and export pick-up is largely baked in, at least in volume terms.
Ongoing prospects for the mid-size-to-small states depend on the freshly energized resource sector’s willingness to engage in further investment.