Social Infrastructure for Development

social infrastructure for Indigenous Australian communitiesAssai has worked on over 300 projects throughout the Asia Pacific region and Australia. This experience covers all aspects of designing and delivering appropriate designs, facilities, infrastructure and community building processes, both within a development context and with Indigenous communities.

We actively develop community resources and capabilities by involving local institutions, associations, suppliers, professionals and beneficiaries in project design and implementation. Our unique consultative approach involves eliciting stakeholder needs and goals through transparent workshop methods.

Our projects are based on the following development principles:
  • Active counterpart participation
  • Simple, appropriate and affordable technical designs
  • Durable, easily constructed and easily maintained buildings
  • Maximum use of local human and material resources
  • Opportunities for local builders and suppliers
  • Design, management and procurement support to strengthen local processes
  • Funding agency procurement and reporting compliance requirements

International Development


  • AusAID
  • Global Justice Solutions Pty Ltd
  • GHD Pty Ltd
  • Hassall & Associates Pty Ltd
  • The World Bank Group
  • Uniquest Pty Ltd

Key Projects

  • Aceh Local Governance and Infrastructure for Communities (LOGICA)
  • Australian Development Gateway (ADG)
  • Cambodian Criminal Justice Project Project Phase 2 & 3 (CCJAP 2 & 3)
  • Lao PDR Second Education Development Project
  • Samoa Police Institutional Strengthening Project: Police Station Design & Construction
  • Vanuatu Secondary Schools Extension Project (VSSEP)

Contact David Week 

Project Data Sheets

Indigenous Australia


  • Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd
  • Condoblin Aboriginal Health Service
  • Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service
  • Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service
  • Dubbo Indigenous Co-ordination Centre
  • Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service
  • Housing NSW
  • Miyagan Aboriginal Development Association
  • NSW Attorney General’s Department
  • Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service
  • Department of Health and Ageing

Advisory Panels

  • Dept of Families,Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs
  • NSW Aboriginal Housing office Asset Management Consultancy Reister
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Co-ordination Centre

Key Projects

  • Binaal Billa Regional Council Projects
  • Business Plan for Tirkandi Inaburra Cultural and Development Centre
  • Drug & alcohol Reduction Plan for Griffith Indigenous Community
  • Office of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders Health’s (OATSIH) Capital Works Program:
    • New Medical Facility for Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service
    • Scopying Study for Future Health Infrastructure Needs for Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd
    • Nambucca Heads Medical Clinic Redevelopment
    • Terms of Reference for Wellington Community Working Party
    • Condobolin Redevelopment Project
    • Katungul Purchase and Upgrade of Health Centre, Bega
    • Relocation and refurbishment of Kempsey Aboriginal Medical Service
    • New Medical Facility & Refurbishment of Existing Facilities for Moree Aboriginal Health Service
  • Project Management Services to Manage the Indigenous Housing Associated Early Works Project in Tiwi Islands
  • Project Management Services for New Facility for Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service
  • Social Action Plan Developed for Bathurst Indigenous Community

Contact Gillian Barlow

Project Data Sheets