Auststab Award of Excellence 2018

AustStab Awards of Excellence, Cape Schanck 2018.

Held at the Cape Schanck Resort, on 25th July 2018, the pavement stabilisation industry association, AustStab, celebrated distinction in the industry at its seventh Awards of Excellence, sponsored by Caterpillar Australia.

The Gala Dinner to celebrate the awards was attended by over 50 people from all aspects of our industry. The quality of the award submissions was impressive and what was particularly pleasing was the high quality of entrants for the Young Stabiliser of the Year. This bodes well for the future of AustStab and the stabilisation industry in general.

Awards winners for 2018 announced on the night were:

Category 1: Excellence in Work Health and Safety

Stabilised Pavements of Australia – My Choice Matters

This program has now been operational for approximately 12 months and is now well into the delivery phase and is driving the business to improve safety in a number of key contributing areas such as:

  • Employee engagement, consultation and participation
  • Targeted and meaningful consultation
  • Improved hazard identification and resolution
  • Improved daily prestart meetings
  • Self reflection on incident outcomes and contributing factors
  • Process refinement to simplify requirements

Category 2: Industry Excellence in Innovation, Research and Education

WA Stabilising  – Pavement Rehabilitation  – Northam Cranbrook (Great Southern Hwy)

The objective for this project was to provide the client (Main Roads Western Australia) with an innovative and long-term solution to an area of pavement that has a history of continuing failures.

The project involved stabilisation of all pavement layers including the subgrade. Lime stabilisation was used for the subgrade and subbase with in-situ foam bitumen stabilisation utilised for both base course layers.

Category Three: Innovation or Excellence in Sustainability in Pavement Stabilisation

Hiway Stabilizers – Hornsby Junction Remodelling Project

The Hornsby Junction is the network of interconnected tracks located between the Pacific Highway and Bridge Road at Hornsby. The use of lime and cement blend stabilisation here as an alternative methodology of to removing contaminated material proved to be a cost and time effective solution with significant advantages for the client and the community.

Category Four: Innovation or Excellence in Stabilisation in Local Government

The Hills Shire Council – Wellgate Ave Netball Courts

This project involved the renewal of the Wellgate Avenue Netball Carpark at Kellyville. The existing car park had reached the end of its serviceable life and in-situ stabilisation of the existing material plus some top up gravel was selected as a cost effective option for the pavement rehabilitation.  This approach minimised the removal of the existing material as well as providing a significant cost saving by reducing the volume of imported road base from quarries.


Cateory Five: Young Stabiliser of the Year

Evan Harvey – WA Stabilising

Evan has set himself on a career path towards becoming one of the most highly skilled and respected supervisors in the industry. He has built and continues to build a reputation in the industry by positively promoting stabilisation in Western Australia. Evan is a deserving recipient of this award.

In view of the high quality of the submissions, the Award Committee decided to award Highly Commended Certificates to the following:

Category Three: Swinburne University of Technology – Chemical and Granular Stabilisation of Pavements using Recycled Materials

Category Four: Nambucca Shire Council – Wilson Road

Category Four: Salisbury City Council

Category Five: Aaron O’Brien – Hiway Stabilizers


Category Five: Chris Cleaton – Stabilised Pavements of Australia.