In this edition of the eStab newsletter  we review what's been happening at AustStab / give you some details of the 2013 Awards of Excellence / provide some insight into lime stabilised natural subgrades. We hope that you find it informative, and pass it around to your colleagues.

Auststab Limited
Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the 12th edition AustStab newsletter - eStab.

In April 2013  at AustStab:
  • We completed training in Tamworth with CPEE;
  • We continued work on standarising training delivery for operators, supervisors and managers in the Eastern states;
  • We continued preparation for the 2013 Conference on the Gold Coast - Stabilising the Future;
  • We were notified that AGIC has been renamed and rebranded to the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA);
  • We finalised the details for the 2013 Awards of Excellence; and
  • Continued to work on the association pillars of education, research, promotion and setting standards.

Awards of Excellence 2013

In 2013 AustStab will celebrate the 2nd Award for Excellence. Four categories for recognition will be open for award:

1. Work Health and Safety;
2. Excellence in Research or Education;
3. Excellence in Sustainability in Pavement Stabilisation; and
4. Excellence in Stabilisation in Local Government.

Award submission opening dates are : 1 May 2013 for projects completed, or 80% complete by that date. Entry should be submitted online via the website no later than 15 July 2013. The winners will be announced on "A night to remember" at the AustStab AGM on the Gold Coast on 13 August 2013.

This year's award will be sponsored by

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Member Profile - Accurate Asphalt & Road Repairs Pty Ltd

Accurate Asphalt joined AustStab in 2012, as contracting members.

An expanding dynamic Newcastle based company, Accurate Asphalt & Road Repairs places customer service as its top priority as they strive to achieve complete satisfaction from all of their clients. They provide effective solutions, superior workmanship and innovative ideas at competitive rates.

The staff at Accurate Asphalt & Road Repairs are committed to offering professional, personal, outstanding quality services to the residential, commercial and goverment bodies.

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Feasibility and Design: Stabilisation Natural Subgrades

The first in a series of articles on feasibility and design for stabilisation will appear in this month's Roads magazine.

This month's article highlights the three important benefits for the stabilisation of natural subgrades:


  • Drying out of wet material
  • Developing a working platform to enable construction in wet conditions; and
  • Producing a solid platform to ensure compaction of upper layers is facilitated.
The article provides an overview and example of the recently clarified Austroads desing methodology, which is based on Figure 8.4 of the Design Guide in the Austroads Pavement Technology Series.  

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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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