The Infrastructure SA (ISA) project assurance process provides an independent, expert and objective review of the current and potential future performance of government-funded capital infrastructure projects on behalf of the investor (SA Government).

Project assurance activities are outlined in the Assurance Framework and include:

  • Gateway Reviews – conducted at set milestones in a project’s lifecycle
  • Health Checks – held where time between Gateway Reviews is excessive
  • Deep Dives – undertaken where a specific problem has arisen.

ISA has an Assurance Review Pre-Qualified List (ARQL) of reviewers that nominates selected independent external experts with skills, capability and experience across various stages of project lifecycles and infrastructure sectors from the public or private sector. These service providers may operate as sole traders, partnerships or incorporated companies.

The ARQL is used to select the most suitable review team for each assurance review, which is undertaken in accordance with the ISA Assurance Framework. The Assurance Review Guide sets out the assurance process in South Australia and the Assurance Reviewer Management Framework outlines management of the ARQL for existing reviewers and the process for registration for new reviewers. Interested parties can contact the assurance team directly.