Our Approach

Built on responsibility, trust, quality and collaboration

 We understand the importance of trust with our clients. Our core values are integrity, honesty and ethical behavior in all we do. We aim to develop close, collaborative and inclusive relationships with our clients. We provide customized and timely solutions to our clients specific needs and we make ourselves available and accessible to our clients.

Our Leadership Team

Austra was created by high-level and qualified professionals with extensive and internationally recognized technical expertise. We strive to provide truly independent and unbiased services during project life cycle, whilst focusing on identifying and reducing all possible risks.


Dr Peter Cepuritis


Peter has over 30 years experience of research, operations and consulting expertise in open pit and underground mining.

His experience includes rock slope engineering, underground mine design, including pillars and stopes, sequencing, numerical modelling, dilution management, and reinforcement and support design. He has undertaken studies and worked on projects in Australia, South America and the Middle East, ranging from conceptual studies through detailed mining planning and design, as well as reviews, due diligence and audits. Peter has acted as QP in NI 43-101 and CP in JORC compliant reports and studies.

Peter’s main areas of expertise cover strategic planning, rock mechanics and operational risk management.




Carlo Cerrutti

Principal Engineer

Carlo has 30 years of professional experience in the mining industry: in the engineering and consulting field, and also mine project management as well as construction of mines, especially for underground projects.

Carlo has also worked in Research, Innovation and Technological Development as a researcher, head of the department and director of the programs, mainly in Deep Mining, Continuous Mining, In-situ Mining and Rock Mass preconditioning. Together with the CMM University of Chile and the Department of Physics in University of Santiago de Chile.

Carlo has also taken part in international studies such as International Caving Study (ICS I and II), Mass Mining Technology (MMT), and Hybrid Stress Blasting Model (HSBM).


Our Partners

Austra work in close collaboration with our partner solution providers ensure our clients have access to the right experts

ENVIS provides high quality  environmental and engineering consulting services for the Mining and Renewable mining sectors

Adamsol provide specialized drill and blast consulting services to the mining and civil infrastructure sectors