Almost half of Australia’s cranes are on Sydney’s skyline making it the nation’s ‘construction king’, the latest RLB Crane Index shows. RLB said there are now 288 cranes on Sydney’s skyline the greatest level of activity Sydney has experienced since the Index’s launch in 2013. Crane activity has more than tripled in Sydney over the last three years. Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian said the NSW Government’s record infrastructure spend over the last five years has increased construction activity across the State. Our focus on delivering new roads, rail, hospitals and schools has boosted our construction sector and is underpinning much of the growth in our economy, Ms Berejiklian said.