The Australian Stone Advisory Association (ASAA) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of Australian stone at home and overseas. The association seeks to develop standards of excellence in performance and product supply, and to facilitate greater co-operation between the various sectors and competing entities of our industry.


Design manual for end-users

Published in Discovering Stone magazine, page 43. Architects, builders, designers, property developers and stone industry participants have always lamented the lack of a comprehensive guide to the specification, installation, protection and restoration of natural stone. Architects seeking advice on standards have invariably turned to ASTM (American Society for Testing and Material) for guidance. Given the absence of available funding for the development of similar standards in Australia, the Australian Stone Advisory Association determined that the best, and most effective way forward, lay in development of a comprehensive manual which references the ASTM recommendations, and provides a contemporary snapshot of local and international industry practices.

Bamstone Urban landscape

Best Civic Project

Project: Urban Landscape
Designer: Outlines – team project
Developer: Project delivery by 2Construct
Stone Supply: Bamstone
Installation: KL Design and Construction (Kings Landscaping -Geelong)

Solidstone Killcare

Best Residential Project

Project: Private residence, Killcare, Central Coast, NSW
Architect: Dan Clift, Square Design
Stone Supply: Newmann’s Quarry
Stone Masonry: Solidstone Constructions Ply Ltd
Stone Description: Grey sandstone

Bundanoon Sandstone

Best Civic Project

Project: Giant stone playground
Architect: MMike Hewson Studio, in association with Fiona Rabbe Landscape
Designer: Mike Hewson
Builder/Developer: Mike Hewson Studio

Stone Supply & Installation: Bundanoon Sandstone


Best Residential Project

Project: Bluestone in Brighton
Architect: Finnis Architects
Builder/Developer: The Rattray Group
– Julian Rattray

Stone Supply: Bamstone

Stone Installation: Peninsular Stone Masons
Stone Description: Bluestone (diamond sawn)

MEDIA RELEASE: Response to NSW call for moratorium on use of engineered stone

Helping to protect the health and safety of everybody working in the stone industry is paramount to the Australian Stone Advisory Association (ASAA). In response to recent calls in NSW for a moratorium on the cutting of engineered stone, ASAA believes this is unnecessary. Work practices that allow the safe use of engineered stone include wet cutting, the use of local exhaust ventilation, on-tool extraction, and respirators, to ensure the protection of worker health.

Melocco Stone

Best Civic Project

Project: Hyde Park – Pool of Reflection,
Sydney, NSW

Client: City of Sydney
Architect: Environmental Partnership
Contractor: Structus

Stone Supply: Melocco Stone
Stone Description: Galea Red (Streaky Bay SA), Austral Black (Black Hill SA)

Cinajus Pty Ltd

Best Commercial Project

Project: Headlands Austinmer Beach, Austinmer, NSW
Architect: Edmiston Jones Architects
Designer: Chroma Design

Stone Supply: Cinajus Pty Ltd
Stone Description: Malhari random slate cladding, 200 square metres including corners

Capricorn Sandstone

Best Civic Project

Project: Stella Maris RC Church, Broadbeach, QLD
Architect & Design: Straw & Dunne with PMG Architect

Contractor: Stokes Wheeler Building Contractors
Stone Supply: Capricorn Sandstone
Stone Installation: Natural Sandstone of Australia
Stone Description: Buff & Brown banded 50mm thick sandstone cladding

Veronafiere provide a special opportunity for 4 potential local buyers to attend Marmo+mac

marmomac2018 Marmo+mac is justifiably regarded by many as the prime event on the international calendar of stone industry exhibitions. As per usual the event will be staged in Verona, Italy – 26-29 September, 2018. The Verona exhibition authority has extended an invitation to four Australian buyers of stone products, machinery, tools and related technologies to participate in a program of activities organized by the International Business Upgrade (IBU), Veronafiere.

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