This month we review happenings, review unsealed pavements and a job that has performed well over a decade with repeated flood loading, release the accredited contractor decals, welcome an old member back and give you information about the conference and the 2015 Awards of Excellence.
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A monthly newsletter informing you of initiatives and happenings in the stabilisation industry in Australia

Dear <<First Name>>

In February 2015, AustStab:

  • Planned ongoing foamed bitumen trials in Victoria with Austroads
  • Confirmed the 20th Annual Conference will be hosted in the Yarra Valley on 27- 29 July 2015
  • Continued discussions with research partners in NSW and Victoria.
  • We continued to deliver on the pillars of the association.
Some upcoming events:
  • 24 - 25 February 2015 - Austroads Pavement Meeting
  • 2 March 2015 - Queensland Working Group Meeting
  • 3 March 2015 - Foamed Bitumen Trial Western Freeway Ballan
  • 11-12 March 2015 - Wagga Wagga AustStab CPEE Training Course
  • 16 March 2015 - AustStab Standards and Council Meeting
  • 13 April 2015 - Western Australian Working Group Meeting
  • 15-16 April 2015 - Darwin AustStab CPEE Training Course
We are back in the swing of things with research and promotion front of mind for the first half of the year.

The AustStab ARRB Accreditation Scheme logo was well received. Logos will start appearing on machines shortly. Members should contact Winnie or me to arrange for the orders to be confirmed, and logos and stickers to be forwarded out.  

Our thoughts are with the regions that have suffered with the recent Category 5 storms in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Leah Fisher

CEO AustStab


Unsealed Pavements


Often at AustStab we are asked for advise on unsealed roads.

Section 13 of the AustStab Guide outlines due process for:
- Site investigations
- Material design criteria
- Binder selection
- Testing
- Construction

In 2010 a federally funded DOTARS study was completed in South Western NSW with very favourable results for reduced dust emissions, reduced frequency of grading for maintenance and increased access following wet weather conditions. Information about this study is available by clicking here.

Pavements performing well after flood conditions

Thanks Stefan Maslak, Polyroads, for providing information about the Peninsula Development Road. Placed in 2004, and subject to flood conditions in 2005, 2006 and 2011 - the sealed rural pavement looks to be in great condition. Click here to view.

Accredited Contractor Logo 2015

Thank you to all members who contacted AustStab for information about the new logo.
Logos are now available to order. Members should have received an email regarding the availability of decals for centrally mounted mixers and computer controlled spreaders. 

Logos are date stamped to show that the accreditation is current.

The Branding Guide will be distributed as part of the distribution of the logos and the decals.

If you have any queries or suggestions about the branding Guide, please contact Leah to discuss.

Our brand


At the heart of any brand is a big idea. Simple. True. Memorable. For AustStab and ARRB, this big idea is that AustStab are ARRB are the centre for expertise in pavement stabilisation and recycling contractor accreditation and we review contractors consistently and fairly.

Renewing Member - Astec Australia

AustStab welcomes Astec Australia back as an Affiliate Member.

Astec specialises in the design, engineering, manufacture and maintenance of a range of stabilisation, asphalt and other equipment used to build and restore the world’s infrastructure. Their organisation sells and services road construction equipment as well as asphalt plants, mobile screening, crushing and earth  construction equipment.

2015 Conference and Gala Dinner - Save the dates

The Conference will be hosted in the Yarra Valley in Victoria on 27 - 29 July 2015.

Conference registrations will open on 1 June 2015 and close on 6 July 2015.

The AustStab Awards of Excellence will be awarded at the Gala Dinner on the 28th July 2015. There are new categories for the Awards - Young Stabiliser of the Year and Overall Award Winner.
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