Cable hauling equipment hire could be set to rise following news that Australia's telecommunications construction investment remains healthy.
New figures from the Australian Industry Group/Australian Constructors Association Construction Outlook survey found telecoms work will "remain robust" over the coming years.
The report pointed to the ongoing development of the National Broadband Network (NBN) as a primary driver for the industry, with related investment acting as a supplementary benefit.
Construction activity is also expected to stay solid in the oil and gas sector, which may see a rise in the need for earthmoving equipment such as excavators and diggers.
Civil projects such as terminals and ports will continue to perform well in 2013-14, the survey claimed, although this may tail off in the following year.
The figures showed the value of engineering and commercial construction work jumped 10.6 per cent in 2012-13 and is expected to rise a further two per cent this financial year.
This will slow slightly in the following year to one per cent growth in nominal terms, which will represent a fall in real terms.
Commercial construction will pick up in 2014-15 however, rising from one per cent growth in the previous year to 4.4 per cent.