CMPA News (Issue 102)

By on January 31, 2019

Management Committee Meeting

The final Management Committee meeting for the year was held on Wednesday 21st November 2018 in Kilmore and was attended by Tim Bird (Acting Chair), Anthony Bateup, Andrew Burdett, Jason Comben (via phone) and Jason Rudge (Associate Chairperson). Prior to the meeting a discussion was held with Kevin Hayes: Manager Earth Resources Program, WorkSafe. Major issues discussed ranged from recent safety incidents; Schedule 14 and allowed storage of explosives being decreased from 50,000kg to 5,000kg that occurred with no stakeholder engagement; and respirable crystalline silica which has come to their attention due to stone bench top cutting.

The Management Committee meeting then followed. A presentation of accounts to 31st October 2018 was given with budget being achieved. The Annual Dinner for 2018 was reviewed and found to be one of the best yet.

The 2019 Annual Dinner is being held Saturday 14th September in Marysville at The Vibe Hotel. The Associates Committee Chair, Jason Rudge, gave a report on their meeting held there in Marysville. The Associates Committee would like to see two interactive maps on the Members Area of the CMPA website, one for Voting members and one for Associates. In General Business the following agenda items were discussed: Policy and Special Issues projects; Earth Resources Regulation Continuous Improvement Project; Resources Division (DEDJTR) Legislative Scoping Group; Innovative Quarry end use Workshop (DEDJTR); the State election; On road pick up and delivery checklists to be amended for changes to the Chain of Responsibility; and stack site responsibility under National Heavy Vehicle Regulations.

Annual Dinner 2019

The CMPA AGM and Dinner is one of the best industry events of the year – definitely not one to miss. This year we move to the Yarra Valley town Marysville at The VIBE Hotel and it’s shaping up to be another spectacular event.

Arrangements and bookings are presently being made for the evening’s entertainment and for dinner. Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning activities being considered include: a winery tour, a mini bus tour to Steavenson Falls and a mini trade show to name just a few.

Sponsorship opportunities have commenced, Associates are moving quickly and are already committing to the event. Remember, this is an exceptional opportunity to promote your business, support your fellow CMPA members and network in a hassle-free atmosphere.

With only eight months to go it’s very important to book your weekend away early and avoid missing out on the accommodation of your choice.

VIBE Hotel Marysville is on the same site as the dinner venue and can be contacted on 03 5957 7700.

Don’t risk missing all the fun. If you haven’t already put this date in your diary – do so NOW.

Further details will be revealed in the next issue of Sand & Stone.

Date: Saturday 14th September, 2019
Location: Conference & Events Centre, VIBE Hotel, Marysville
Time: 5.00pm for AGM, 5.30pm for Pre-Dinner drinks, 6.30pm for Dinner
Cost: $160 per person

To register your interest please contact the Secretariat 03 5781 0655.

Conundrum Holdings and Box Hill Institute combine to present to College students.

Following up from the 2018 Assumption College Careers Expo on the 16th November 2018, Brian Calovic from Conundrum Holdings together with Ian Turnbull from Box Hill Institute attended Assumption College Kilmore to present the extractive industry sector to Yr 10 and Yr 11 students as a career option for the students to consider post school graduation.

Discussion included Conundrum Holding’s commitment to developing young people within the industry providing training paths and career opportunities as well as past and current family connections with the College. The students were shown videos of site operation and given copies of the 100th edition of Sand and Stone magazine along with the IQA ‘What is Quarrying?’ booklet.

The group was presented with a detailed breakdown of Certificate level training provided by BHI including the trainer’s background, experience and knowledge of the industry. Ian also spoke about the passion of those long-term servants of the industry and the significant contribution the extractive industry makes to the economy every year.

Both Conundrum Holdings and Box Hill Institute recognise the need to promote our industry to the next generation as well as supporting the community through employment opportunities and training and development of young people. The College visit will be followed up with a visit to the Northern Quarries site in Epping and both Conundrum Holdings and Box Hill Institute will continue to work together to promote our industry as a rewarding career choice for the next generation.

Associate Committee Meeting

On 19th November 2018 the CMPA Associate Committee held its final meeting for the year at the VIBE Hotel, Marysville the venue for the 2019 AGM & Annual Dinner. Morning tea was followed by a tour of the accommodation (100 rooms) which are being held aside for the event. We toured the outside of the venue and the carpark to discuss options for holding another Trade show. It was suggested that we could have the pre-dinner drinks and canapes outside. We also looked at where the dinner will be held and discussed different options for the band and dancing and how we could position a lectern or stage inside the seating area. Associates were pleased with what they saw and are looking forward to another successful event.

The meeting was opened by Jason Rudge (William Adams) the Chairperson. A review was made of how the 2018 AGM & Annual Dinner went and discussion was had regarding what worked and what didn’t work. Overall, everyone who attended felt it was a great event.

It was suggested that we hold the 2020 AGM & Annual Dinner at the same venue in Essendon Fields.

The next six issues of Sand & Stone were discussed and so too was the importance of Associate member contributions in the form of editorials, advertorials and staff profiles. Associates to provide articles that look at new technologies, innovations or products or services that reduce costs
and improve efficiencies for the quarries.

The CMPA online presence will look to grow in the coming months with ad space on the website to be updated. Social media site LinkedIn is a pivotal tool to increase brand awareness for Associate businesses.

Future marketing of the CMPA in the form of short messages and slogans was also discussed to assist people in knowing what the CMPA do and stand for. The Secretariat is also investigating information on the usage of drones in quarries as well as information on the safety of remote control gear on site.

Recent Events

  • Innovative end quarry land uses workshop, DEDJTR, Melbourne. Attended by E. Gibson who also gave a presentation to the group.
  • Earth Resources Silica Working Group, Worksafe, Melbourne, E. Gibson and D. McKelvie.
  • Site visits to Members in the South West/ Surf Coast Shire areas of Victoria, E. Gibson.
  • Extractive Resources Taskforce – Supply and Demand, Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • Dr Michelle Delaire (DEDJTR) meeting re: Guidelines for extractive industry work plans, Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • Associate site visits, Melbourne and suburbs, G. Moreira
  • Legislative Working Group, Peter Betson, Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • ERR Stakeholder Reference Group Meeting (RRAM/website), Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • DEDJTR/ Wyndham City Council meeting re: Strategic Extractive Resource Areas, Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • Dr E. Gibson (CMPA) met with Adam Olive, Advisor to the Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes, in Kilmore
  • Extractive Guideline training development, Dr Michelle Delaire (DJPR), Melbourne, Dr E. Gibson

Upcoming Events

A substantial day is planned for CMPA Members and other interested industry contributors in the North East area of Victoria.

Fire Response and Readiness Management Plan & Pest, Weed and Animal Management Plan Workshops

The CMPA is holding these workshops to develop a Template / Guideline on Fire Response and Readiness & Pest, Weed and Animal Management Plans.

This will enable you to gain an understanding of how to manage fire and pest, weeds and animals on and surrounding your site, ensuring you are compliant with legislation.

The one-day workshop is an interactive process which encourages the active involvement of the participants rather than a lecture session.

Fire Preparedness Presenters
• Kevin Hayes (WorkSafe)
• Wes Douglas (ERR)
• Stewart Kreltszheim (CFA)

Weed & Pest Animal Presenters
• Terry Barnard (DJPR–Biosecurity and Agriculture Services Branch)
• TBC (DELWP-Invasive Species Program)

Date: Friday 22nd February 2019
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm (includes lunch and site visit)
Location: Wangaratta Gateway, 29-37 Ryley Street, Wangaratta

The workshop will be followed by a Site Visit by bus to EB Mawson & Sons, Glenrowan Quarry.

The tour will involve inspection of onsite safety aspects in particular fire and pest weed and animal management

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