This month we review happenings in our industry, advise of changes to the Executive Team and Council as well as provide updates on the unsealed pavement trial.  Please feel free to share the eStab newsletter with your peers.

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News from the Centre of Stabilisation Expertise in Australia

A monthly newsletter informing you of initiatives and happenings in the stabilisation industry in Australia

Dear <<First Name>>

In September and October we have continued to focus on meeting the needs of industry:

  • Continued to work on the black soil trials
  • Delivered a sold out course with CPEE in Tamworth
  • Delivering a private course in Port Macquarie
  • Delivering the final course for the year in Ballarat
  • Completed accreditation audits in NSW and Victoria
  • Conducted specification reviews with Queensland Government
  • Continued our annual specification review for AustStab Model Specifications,
  • Continued working on our strategic pillars and
  • Appointed a new CEO (Starting November 2016)

Some upcoming events for AustStab members:

  • 2017 Training calendar to be released
Collaboration, Narration and Education are the pillars of AustStab

Anyone who has worked with the expansive clays throughout Australia in unsealed pavement will know that they are a tricky pavement to manage. We have been trialling a number of binders in the laboratory, at a variety of application rates to come up with unsealed pavement solutions for these pavements. We plan to commence the first field trials on 4th November in Goondiwindi. We will keep you abreast of these developments as they happen.

The desired outcomes of the trials are hoped to replicate the DOTARS funded work for 2010, include:
  • an increased pavement life, over traditional pavement construction methods,
  • reduced dust from the pavement,
  • quicker access to the pavement following flood events,
  • a reduced whole of life pavement cost (including maintenance) and
  • further refinement of the unsealed pavement stabilisation specification.

    Leah Fisher
    CEO AustStab

NEW CEO Appointed at AustStab

2016 - 2017 AustStab Council - Heath Curnow, Warren Smith, David Scicluna, David Berg (President), Matt Kovess, Stewart Geeves (Vice President), Kane Blackburn, Leah Fisher (CEO), Warwick Dingle, John Boocock, Mark Walsey - Absent Brad Brown and Shane Pearson

At this year's annual conference Kane Blackburn was appointed the Council. Kane brings with him a wealth of local Western Australian knowledge and an intimate understanding of stabilisation.

Council also choose to appoint a full time CEO to AustStab in recognition of the stability of the association and growth in membership over recent years.
Due to family and professional commitments Leah didn't apply for the full time role. The AustStab council recently thanked Leah for her tireless commitment to AustStab during her 6 years with them, and wish her the best of luck with her future endeavours.

Graham Hennessy will commence as the AustStab CEO in late October. The AustStab Council encourage the stabilisation and pavement recycling community offer Graham your full support as he steps into the role.

The association will continue to deliver again the member developed Strategic Plan 2015 - 2017.

Belinda Munro will continue as the association administrator. The Executive Officer role will not be replaced.  

Insitu Stabilisation Construction Guide


AustStab, with Austroads permission, has reprinted a construction guide that was last produced in 2006, which is now out of print with Austroads. We value this initial work done by the Austroads.

The Construction Guide should be considered to be an asset to any construction professional working in the stabilisation and pavement recycling sector. It is a handy A6 sized format, so that it should slip easily into the pocket of a construction professional. For more information click here.

It has been as popular as the AustStab Guide, so if you have the Guide .. think about buying the Construction Guide.

A note from Leah to Members and others


I have loved most of the moments that I have spent with the Pavement Stabilisation industry and Pavement Recycling industry over the last 6 years.

Like most people who become involved with our industry, I have become a passionate advocate for stabilisation and recycling. I have learnt to respect the knowledge of elders (Who it would be politically incorrect to name .. in case I forgot someone) and am terribly hopeful that the younger folk will be allowed to stretch their wings soon.

As a CEO for a medium sized NFP managing relationships is always tricky, but as a mother I've found this easy as You are All My Favourites.

As for where I am going .. my first port of call will be my personal retreat when life has been hectic with AustStab .. firstly home and then to TOBCO .. a medium sized, growing, civil electrical company in Sydney with ASP 1 and 2 status, where I have been the systems manager for the last 3 years. After that, watch my space. I can't really say.

In terms of Graham .. We first worked together back in the day ... his career slight predates me, with RTA and others. He is a gentleman, and a pavement expert .. in my humble opinion. Please support him into his role. There was a media release with his credentials.

For AustStab members .. as I said at the conference .. choose one small project to support the industry with and you will help to grown the industry, and support Graham.

For the broader industry, give him a little bit of time to get his legs under the desk, and then call and email him - as you have me. He will answer your questions willingly. He's that kind of guy, in my opinion.

See you on the road


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