Our purpose is to create

Opportunity. Partnerships. Futures

Marramarra is a majority owned and operated Indigenous provider of quality construction and infrastructure services with the goal of providing rewarding careers to Indigenous people.


Marramarra proudly acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are based, the people of the Dharwal Country. We acknowledge their rich culture and pay respect to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge Aboriginal people as Australia’s first people, whose cultural practices continue today. We recognise and value the ongoing contribution of Aboriginal people and communities, and how this contribution has a positive influence on us all. We support the need for reconciliation and are committed to building genuine, long term and meaningful partnerships. We recognise that Aboriginal cultures and communities are diverse, and we gain enormous value from celebrating these cultures and communities together.









Scaffold Safety Training
Falsework and Shoring
Rope Access
Site Signage
General Construction
Steel Fabrication
Equipment Hire
Truck and Vehicle Rental

Who We Are


An indigenous construction services business with the objective of bringing opportunities to Indigenous youth and the unemployed. It is majority owned by proud Wiradjuri man Rohan Cooke.


With over 30 years experience in the construction business Rohan has now partnered with two of Australia’s leading scaffolding businesses, Base Industries and Skel Scaff.


With this combination of vast skills and experience, we can provide construction companies the ideal supplier who can be trusted to provide quality and safe outcomes whilst enabling Indigenous opportunities.




About Big Island Constructions

Big Island Construction Pty Ltd is 100% family-owned Indigenous Construction Company that prides itself on quality and customer satisfaction. Owner Rohan Cooke has been working in the construction industry for over 25 years delivering projects across a number of different fields for a variety of clients. His client base ranges from the private sector to government organisations to Tier 1 construction companies. Rohan has been involved in all phases of the construction process providing services in design and design assistance, procurement, construction, commissioning and lifelong maintenance management and has a reputation for delivering projects on time and on budget with high consideration of quality and safety.

More info – bigisland.com

About Base Industries

BASE Industries was established by the Adshead family in 1978 and remains family owned and operated. Beginning as scaffolding specialists it has become one of the country’s leading suppliers of a full range of access solutions and associated products and services.

With competent staff and outlets in all capital cities and with a reputation of suppling quality products, service and advise they have been made preferred partners for any of the country’s Tier 1 builders as well as Government and leading resource companies.

Base Industries has a continuous focus on safety, innovation and improvement, a highly skilled workforce and expertise in project management and end-to-end engineering allowing them to deliver a safe, cost effective, fast and flexible service.

More Info – www.baseindustries.com.au

Our Reason is to make a difference.

Big Island Construction and Base Industries are two business success stories who have joined forces to bring about a difference. Together they have a combined 65 years in the construction industry. Both are family businesses. Both want to make a difference. Both are passionate about developing & supporting Indigenous opportunities.

Big Island has been providing a range of construction services to commercial projects for over 25 years while Base Industries has been one of Australia’s leading suppliers of scaffold and access solutions for over 40 years.

This combination of vast skills and experience will provide construction companies the ideal supplier who can be trusted to provide quality and safe outcomes while enabling Indigenous opportunities.



Our Inspiration

Marramarra is a Wiradjuri word meaning to make or create.    MD Rohan Cooke is a proud Wiradjuri man and choose Marramarra as the name of the business to represent not only his culture but also new beginnings.

Wiradjuri is located in central New South Wales and is the largest Indigenous Country by area and population. Wiradjuri mob are known as “People of three rivers” -Macquarie River (Wambool), Lachlan River (Kalari) and Murrumbidgee River (Murrumbijeri) which borders their land.

To create a visual identity for Marramarra we engaged acclaimed, local indigenous artist Zac Bennett-Brook.

In Zac’s words – “The design features smooth flowing sections from the circular meeting places and bold hard lines that surround and link them all together. This artwork is all about overcoming challenges and obstacles (the lined sections) through the support networks we have around us (the various sized dotted sections). The colours in the artwork are a range of Blue/Green tones and a pop of Grey which reflects both our natural environment from the ocean, sky and trees, to the man-made environment of construction and development”.

About the artist

Zac a proud Indigenous man of Torres Strait Islander heritage who grew up in Wollongong (Dharawal Country). His art has commonly been called unique and often an eye-catching perspective of contempoary art blended with surf culture, for all to enjoy.

In a short time, he has gained worldwide recognition for his art with works being shipped to America, Japan, Canada, England, Spain and throughout Australia.

He strives to create artworks that are of the highest quality, representing his passion for surfing and our natural environment in conjunction with his Indigenous background to ultimately showcase his artistic flare. His ambition is to create and develop works which are engaging and aesthetically appealing, whilst allow Zac to grow artistically and professionally.

Contact us

    Rohan Cooke Managing Director 0436 479 505
    Michael Adshead Director 0400 141 035