In this edition of the eStab newsletter  we review what's been happening at AustStab / The Award winners / introduce the new Council and promote our remaining 2013 training courses. We hope that you find it informative, and pass it around to your colleagues.

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Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the 16th edition AustStab newsletter - eStab.

In August 2013  at AustStab:
  • The 2nd AustStab Awards of Excellence were presented;
  • We hosted the Conference on the Gold Coast - Stabilising the future;
  • We celebrated 18 years of providing expertise in stabilisation to in Australia; 
  • We continued the ongoing review on our Technical Notes;
  • We presented a training course in Traralgon and chased delegates for our Geelong and Coffs Harbour courses;
  • Continued to work on the association pillars of education, research, promotion and setting standards.

Awards of Excellence 2013

In 2013 AustStab celebrated the 2nd Award for Excellence on the 13th August 2013. 

The Gala dinner was hosted at QT Hotel on the Gold Coast with a record number of guests at the evening.

The winners were:
1. Work Health and Safety - Downer Infrastructure: Key Learnings from Near Miss Reporting
2. Excellence in Research or Education - CPEE: Enhanced Knowledge and Education
3. Innovation or Excellence in Sustainability in pavement stabilisation - South Australian Jockey Club: Morphetteville Racecourse
4. Excellence in Recycling in stabilised pavements in local governmentCity of Townsville: Stabilising a partnership
More information about the winners and finalists will be released later this week, including photos of the winners.

We thank our sponsors for the evening

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2013 AustStab Council

At conference the new Council was elected:

  • Heath Curnow - President - Stabil-Lime Group
  • David Berg - Vice President - Stabilised Pavements of Australia
  • Warren Smith - Stabilised Pavements of Australia
  • Pat Capaan - Downer Infrastructure
  • Brett Fulloon - Downer Infrastructure
  • Stewart Geeves - Andrew Walter Constructions
  • John Boocock - Hiway Stabilisers
  • Brad Brown - Sibelco
  • Warwick Dingle - Wagners Cement
  • Mark Wasley - Roadtek
We take the opportunity to thank our long servicing Councillors Scott Young, Nigel Preston - Shell and James Howard - Independent Cement and Lime for their years of service on the Council. They have provided greatly valued contributions.

More information 

Minutes from the AGM and Stabilising Australia's Future conference

All minutes from the AGM and Stabilising Australia's Future conference will be available by 19 August in the members only Intranet area of the website. The national working groups - Lime, Bitumen, and the Training and Promotions Working Groups met at the meeting, as well as the Council.

Some exciting new directions for the association were discussed. We expect that members of local government, state road agencies and consultants will hear more about these direction in the 2013 - 2014 period.

For more information about how to access the minutes from the Members Only Intranet please contact Leah Fisher, Executive Officer by clicking here.

AustStab CPEE Training Courses


The AustStab CPEE insitu stabilisation training course will be presented in six locations throughout Australia by the end of the year.

The remaining locations include:
Geelong - 20 21 August
Bundaberg - 27 28 August
Coffs Harbour - 10 11 September
Perth - 29 30 October
Emerald - 19 20 November


This Course will briefly review the types of stabilisation before more detailed presentations on types of binders, material characteristics,

design and mix detailing, with sessions on specifying and case studies for practical outcomes. A feature of this Course is its significant

practical and project based content which aims to provide practical advice on road stabilisation solutions.

More information about the training courses is available by clicking here.


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Greg White

Chief Executive Officer - AustStab 

Promote the stabilisation and road recycling industry • Educate and train people in the industry • Set national standards of performance • Assist and coordinate research


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