Centre for Appropriate Technology


Home internet in remote Indigenous communities

The project aimed to inform the successful provision of internet infrastructure, maintenance and training in remote areas by providing detailed qualitative analysis of how households in the three communities experienced the internet.

Housing experience: post occupancy evaluation of Alice Springs Town Camp housing 2008-2011

In 2011 Tangentyere Council commissioned the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) to undertake a comprehensive and independent Post Occupancy Evaluation of Town Camp housing work done under the Commonwealth’s Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program. The research was conducted in three stages across 18 months...

Orbiting in place: a West Kimberley case study of Indigenous Sector employment and service delivery

This paper develops a case study of the municipal service delivery and Indigenous employment functions of the Centre for Appropriate Technology, across 49 West Kimberley Indigenous settlements. Summary This paper presents findings of research on remote Indigenous service delivery and Indigenous employment, conducted with the...

Self-build: alternative housing procurement in remote Indigenous communities

It is a contribution towards understanding the status and possibility of self-build housing as a viable means of housing delivery to overcome or bridge the housing shortage in remote Indigenous communities. Although this study proved to be limited in its demographics, and thus may be...

The community phone project: an overview

This paper outlines the development and implementation of the Community Phone as an alternative public telephone for remote settlements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in the broader context of telecommunications services in remote Australia. The characteristics of the Community Phone service are described...