This month we review happenings, speak of the 2014 AustStab conference, provide an update on the accreditation scheme, provide an overview of the TMR conference, provide an update from Standards Australia and shine the light on some changes in Western Australia.
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A monthly newsletter informing you of initiatives and happenings in the stabilisation industry in Australia

Dear <<First Name>>

Welcome to AustStab's 28th newsletter. In September 2014:
  • We delivered training with CPEE in Benalla;
  • We participated in the TMR Engineering Transport Forum with Dallas Little;
  • Scheduled the first meeting for the reinstatement of the Western Australian Working Group;
  • Greg presented the Wollongong University Graduate Lecture;
  • We attended the Civil Contractors Alliance Meeting in Victoria;
  • We continued to deliver on the pillars of the association.
Some upcoming events:
  • 1 October 2014 - Swinburne University Graduate Lecture
  • 25 - 26 November 2014 - Rockhampton AustStab CPEE Training
  • 9 October 2014 - Guest Lecture IPWEA Coloudra
  • 28 - 29 October 2014 - Newcastle AustStab CPEE Training
  • 4-5 November 2014 - Brisbane AustStab CPEE Training
This is my first eStab newsletter in the role of CEO.

I have had the pleasure of working with Greg and the AustStab Council and Members since May 2011, as the Executive Officer. I was initially based out of Hawthorn, Victoria. I am currently located in Sydney. I am look forward to the challenges associated with leading a strong association with a clear objective of ensuring that AustStab's reputation at the peak industry body for pavement stabilisation and recycling is further enhanced.

I am delighted to continue with the work that the Council and Members have set up in the Plan on a Page 2012 - 2015. We will shortly commence a review of this Strategic Plan at a Council level and we will advise the Members of the outcomes of this review, using the feedback from the network sessions at this year's AGM as the basis of the discussion.

Leah Fisher


AustStab AGM and Conference 2014

Thank you to all of the members who attended this year's AGM, Conference and Gala Dinner at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. We value the contributions of our members and appreciate the time taken to attend this event.

Invoices for this year's event will be distributed shortly. For any invoice queries please contact Winnie by email.

Images from the Gala Dinner and Awards event are now available.

We would appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete the survey on the conference and the performance of AustStab in 2013 - 2014.

Click here to access the survey.

AustStab ARRB Accreditation

We are pleased with the feedback from industry that you value the AustStab ARRB Accreditation. We will continue to grown the registered list of accredited contractors in 2014 - 2015 and have begun our first round of follow up audits for existing contacting members.

A list of the currently accredited contractors are listed on our website.

Click here to access the current accredited contractors register.

Details of the accreditation scheme are also available in this location.

For further information about the accreditation scheme, please contact Leah by email.

It is important to remember, that although we would recommend that all accredited contractors are members, it is not a prerequisite for accreditation. 


Discussion with International Expert in Lime

On 9th September the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Engineering Transport Forum 2014 hosted Greg White , Executive Officer AustStab, Professor Dallas Little (Texas A&M Transportation Institute), Peter Evans Deputy Chief Engineer (Pavements, Materials and Geotechnical) TMR, Warren Smith, Director Stabilised Pavements of Australia and John Boocock, General Manager, Hiway Group and others. They discussed lime stabilisation in Australia and internationally.

Over the coming weeks AustStab will present the findings of the discussion, with excerpts from the presentation available on the website.

For access to a copy of Professor Little's presentation please click here.

AustStab would like to thank TMR, and especially Peter Evans, for the opportunity to discuss international developments in lime stabilisation in this forum.

Committee CE-009 Testing of Soils for Engineering Purposes has recently completed a ballot process for AS 1289.6.1.1 Determination of the California Bearing Ration of a soil - Standard laboratory method for a remoulded specimen. The results will be publically available shortly.


WA Stabilising - AustStab's newest provisional member

WA Stabilising is a member of the Global Civil & Mining group of companies. Global Civil & Mining was established in 2004, with growth into stabilisation in 2013.. The company is family owned and operated and is renowned for being an innovative leader in its respective industries.

Since conception, WA Stabilising has established a highly experienced and capable team to undertake all types of stabilisation services.

For more information about WA Stabilising click here

Western Australian Working Group

The Western Australian Working Group was reinstated at the AustStab AGM in August 2014.

The purpose of the Working Group is to provide the local members to raise and address issues locally, and to continue to work on the pillars of AustStab:
  • Promote
  • Educate
  • Research
  • Standards
Some items on the agenda will include how to best support these initiatives using the strategies such as the Australian Universities Guest Lecture Program in the Western Australian market.

For inclusion on this working group, please click here to contact the chairman Paul Bussell.

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