An anticipated slowdown in resource sector investment has barely began and will have a major impact on the Australian economy albeit with a ramp up in output as the mining boom moves into the production phase meaning that sector’s contribution to GDP will continue to grow strongly in absolute terms and that opportunities will emerge in operational and maintenance roles, according to the latest research.

In the latest version of its Mining in Australia 2014 to 2029 report, international research firm BIS Shrapnel says the full impact of the slump in resource related investment will start to hit as a large number of oil and gas projects draw toward completion, with resource construction investment set…