The pipeline of significant dollar value construction projects in Australia is running dry as resource investment winds down and investment in commercial building remains slower than many expected for now, with Queensland particularly hard hit.

In a recent Investment Monitor report, financial consultancy outfit Deloitte Access Economics said that while the combined value of definite and planned projects in the pipeline actually increased by one per cent in June to come in at $820 billion, that of projects committed or under construction ($419.3 billion) dropped…