Sydney is predicted to overtake central Queensland and the Pilbara in Western Australia as the next construction hotspot, according to economic forecaster BIS Shrapnel.

The new independent report says NSW is heading into a period of sustained growth, in stark contrast to the other states and territories. BIS says the upswing in non-resource engineering construction work in Sydney is the leading factor. Projects including the $9 billion North West Rail Link, the $2.8 billion…