Ronald Assan

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Ronald Assan started with the Commonwealth Department of Works and Road Maintenance in Darwin in 1967. After two years of compulsory national service from 1968, he returned to Darwin and the same department in 1971.

After Cyclone Tracy hit in 1974, Ronald spent the next 12 months repairing Darwin’s roads, defence bases and the city.

Fast forward through self-government and a few changes in location and name, and Ronald is still with the department today. He’s responsible for maintaining 12 remote airstrips, barge landings and 700 kilometres of remote access road.

Ronald has enjoyed his long tenure and looks forward to retiring in 2022.

Ronald Assan
Ronald Assan