CMPA News (Issue 85)

By on April 5, 2016

Is your supplier a ‘CMPA Preferred Supplier’?

The CMPA has continued its aim of supporting members by lifting standards in the manner in which Members’ conduct their business activities; be it training, networking, occupational health and
safety, industry-regulator relationships or the way we have conveyed our input into legislative changes.

Support the suppliers who support you.

CMPA Associate Members supply quality products at reasonable prices to help keep your operating costs in control. The greater the patronage towards Associate Members the greater the benefits come your way. Are you supporting your fellow Associate Members by providing opportunities to quote for your business?

Encourage your existing suppliers to join the CMPA and continue to be your preferred supplier of choice. More Associate Members in the same supply category also brings you competitive pricing for equivalent quality.

This will bring mutual benefits to all Members and assist in weathering the difficult times the industry is currently facing.


AGM & Annual Dinner 2016


The CMPA AGM & Annual Dinner 2016 at the Pullman Hotel, Albert Park is fast approaching, there are only six months to go. It’s very important if you are planning to attend, to book your weekend away early and avoid missing out on the accommodation of your choice. At present the CMPA has an event package organised which include rooms, car parking and breakfast. A number
of rooms are on hold at the Pullman and Mercure Melbourne in Albert Park (call 1800 633 888). Pricing starts from $195 per night including breakfast to make a booking, quote CMPA 2016 AGM
& Dinner. Car parking is $16 for the night.

If you haven’t already, put this date in your diary. Further details to come in the next issue of Sand & Stone.

Date: Saturday, 17 September, 2016
Location: Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park, 65 Queens Road, Melbourne
Time: 5.00pm for AGM, 5.30pm for Pre-dinner Drinks and 6.30pm for Dinner
Cost: CMPA Members $160.00


Listing of sponsors so far

Sponsor Board

Sponsorship packages for the CMPA AGM & Annual Dinner 2016 has opened with information going out via email to all Associates in the last week of February and March. As with previous years there are four levels for Members to choose from Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze which all comprise different levels of exposure.

There are also other opportunities to sponsor on the night, such as providing prizes for the Silent Auction, early bird and door prizes or a weekend activity.

At present we have 8 Associates committed to the event to be held on Saturday 17th September 2016 at the Pullman Hotel in Albert Park. They are (see table at right):

To obtain a copy of the Sponsorship Flyer contact the Secretariat on 03 5781 0655 or


CMPA Associate Committee Meeting

On 22 February 2016 the CMPA Associate Committee held its first meeting for the year at the premises of CJD Equipment in Campbellfield.

An update was provided by the Secretariat on the 2016 Annual Dinner including the return of the Silent Auction and certificates to be presented to Associate members recognising 15+ years of membership of the CMPA. The location of the 2017 Annual Dinner was also mentioned, with further details to come. Networking and socialising activities for the weekend to include golf and potentially go karts.

The growth and development of all CMPA communication mediums including Sand & Stone, the Preferred Suppliers Manual,  the Wall planner and the website were discussed. The Secretariat is to develop a new media kit to include advertising specifications for all of these publications as well as requirements for supplying web ready material. An integral part of being a member of an association is to be able to communicate to other members what you are all about and what you can offer to help grow each other’s businesses. Successful businesses can only benefit the industry in the long run.

With the new CMPA website up and running a reminder to all Associates that you’re Member Login allows you to make real time changes to your Preferred Supplier details and make adjustments
to your key word search capabilities. Google analytics and reporting are also a high priority for the Secretariat to identify the usage by members and the public to the website.

Other networking opportunities for 2016 are currently being investigated including topics for workshops and meetings.  As well as other ways to be able to communicate more regularly with voting
members was keenly discussed.


CMPA Management Committee Meeting

The Management Committee meeting was held on 24 February 2016 at the Tennis Club in Kilmore. In attendance were Garry Cranny (Chairperson), Basil Natoli (Deputy Chairperson), John Pititto (Treasurer), Drew Phillips, John Mawson, Tej Panesar (Associate Chairperson),Tim Bird, Matt Skidmore and Andrew Burdett of the Management Committee; Ron Kerr, Elizabeth Gibson,
Adrian Town, Gavin Moreira and Jacinta Gall from the Secretariat. Apologies were from Ant Bateup John Pititto summarised the financial report for the end of January 2016.

It was noted that CMPA was again ahead of the forecast for this time of year. Membership Renewal is at 100% with just a few Associates to make final settlement of payment. However, $36K in income needs to be generated by the end of the financial year.

The Annual Dinner (the venue being the Pullman Hotel, Albert Park) organisation is progressing well with the decision made to recognise Associate Members with more than 15 years membership of CMPA.

A CMPA Communications strategy for Community Engagement was developed by the Secretariat that was discussed at the meeting with the intent to have the first phase displayed at the Annual Dinner.

The next Management Committee meeting will be held on the 18 May 2016.



  • Meeting with Neville Price and Andrew Zupo of REAZ (electrical company) new Associate Members, Kilmore, Elizabeth Gibson and Gavin Moreira
  • Elizabeth Gibson met with Goulburn Valley Resources on site in Seymour
  • Earth Resources Regulation Industry Reference Group, DEDJTR, Melbourne, Elizabeth Gibson
  • Workshop on Working Safely with Geotechnical Risk in Quarries, Kinglake and site visit to Castella Quarries – Guideline launched by the Minister.
  • Associate Committee Meeting held at CJD Equipment in Campbellfield
  • Extractive Industry Reference Group, SkillsDMC teleconference Elizabeth Gibson
  • Management Committee Meeting held at Kilmore Tennis Club
  • Jane Sims, Box Hill TAFE, Epping to discuss education strategies, Elizabeth Gibson
  • Site visits to 5 venues in Geelong for 2017 AGM & Annual Dinner, Gavin Moreira and Jacinta Gall
  • Women in Energy and Resources International Women’s Day Breakfast Event with Minister Lily D’Ambrosio, Melbourne, Elizabeth Gibson
  • Seminar with The Hon Jacinta Allan, Minister for Transport and the Victorian Civil Construction Industry Alliance, Melbourne, Elizabeth Gibson
  • Dust Management workshop, Corio and site visit to Local Mix Quarries in Anakie.
  • Site visits to Voting Members in the Geelong area, Elizabeth Gibson and Gavin Moreira.


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