Rhys French Geotechnial previously known as Austral-Asia Geotechnical P/L
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Austral-Asia Geotechnical on Perilya Mining

Austral-Asia Geotechnical works for SPIECAPAG on the PNG-LNG Pipeline Project as a Consultant and as Field Construction Supervision

Austral-Asia Geotechnical on Perilya Mining

Austral-Asia Geotechnical works for Perilya Minining in the famous Broken Hill Ag-Pb-Zn deposit.
Austral-Asia Geotechnical on Macleay River 2011
Austral-Asia Geotechnical contracts to ARUP on the Macleay River and Flood Plain Bridge-Geotechnical Investigation. 

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Company Profile

Rhys French Geotechnical  started as a small business in the late 1990’s working in the geotechnical and geological arenas around Gladstone and Toowoomba.  From house site investigations to larger scale geotechnical investigations and quarry source assessments.  Some of the more important jobs are as follows:

  • Stuart mine reclamation Project (X-mine Waste Dump) Oil Shale Project
  • Awoonga to Gladstone Power Station, second fresh water pipeline
  • Forensic house site investigations for the Master Builders Association
  • Alterations to the Royal British Museum (Edward VII) building
  • Slope stability assessments Yeppoon and Gladstone and Gold Coast
  • Level 1 Supervision of earthworks on the Gold Coast
  • Gladstone Library Investigation
  • Quarry Source Assessments (Central Queensland)
  • Dolomite and Basalt exploration (Central Queensland
  • Geotechnical Investigations for the Telecasters Microwave Tower Sites (Central and north Queensland)
  • Cinema and Transit Centre, Airlie Beach
  • Awoonga Dam Project – Bridge Work Inspections
  • Barrack Gold Australia – Geotechnical Logging Supervisor and Field Operations Manager Porgera Gold Mine Geotechnical Study
  • Barrack Gold Australia – Structural Mapping of the Cowal Gold Mine and analysis (RMR and Q system) subsequent engineering geology model for the Open Cut Gold Mine
  • Blaydin Point Geotechnical Investigation for a Large Gas Plant. 
  • Devil Creek Development Project (DCDP) Earthworks and Foundation Performance for large gas works.

Since being a registered company we have worked on the following projects:

  • Drill Rig Supervision and Core Logging, Field Planning, Liaison and Co-ordination with Main Roads for works on the Bruce Highway Project (Traveston Dam Site) including materials exploration (RC drilling)
  • SMEC/Origin Alliance Dinmore to Goodna Ipswich Motorway Upgrade provide Engineering Geology Services i.e. Site Permit and Liaison, Site Investigation Team Management
  • House Site investigations
  • Radio Tower Investigations  (Esk and Bunya Mountains)
  • Grain Silo Investigations
  • Slope Stability Analysis
  • Retaining Wall assessments
  • Forensic House Site Investigations (Master Builders Association)
  • Forensic foundation assessments multi-Storey buildings. 

Austral-Asia Geotechnical Pty Ltd is a company that provides geotechnical or geological expertise on a small (house site) scale to larger scale investigations requiring core drilling and in-situ testing.  Please contact Rhys French on 0400 371 627 for further information.