With just over 4.6 million inhabitants, Sydney is the largest city in Australia and the capital of the state of New South Wales. Its landmarks are known throughout the world: the sail-shaped opera house and the harbour bridge. Australia is a popular country of immigration, and Sydney has experienced annual growth of around 1.6% in recent years. The city’s public transport consists almost exclusively of buses. The tram service was put back into operation in 1997 and is slated for further expansion. HeidelbergCement is represented locally with its subsidiary Hanson Australia and a 50% participation in market leader Cement Australia. All in all, we have a strong vertically integrated position in the metropolitan area of Sydney and in the state of New South Wales: 71 ready-mixed concrete plants, 15 aggregates plants, and 1 cement grinding plant produce building materials that are supplied to construction sites by around 400 ready-mix trucks.