CMPA News – (Issue 89)

By on November 30, 2016

Benefits of the Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual

The CMPA Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual 2016/17 will be delivered in early December to all members, Voting, Honorary Voting, Associate and Workforce.

The manual provides you with a page of detailed information on your CMPA Preferred Suppliers in words and photos as well as Voting Members who may have machinery, mobile plant or trucks for hire. It also includes emergency contacts, the organisational structure of the CMPA, useful industry websites, listing of all CMPA products and support documents (including those under development) such as reference manuals, field documents and business tools.

This year’s manual will be in full colour to further enhance your company logo and the photos on your page. Thank you to the members who advertise in the Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual, your support is greatly appreciated.

Coverforce Broking Victoria, Chadwick Geotechnics, CJ Ham & Murray, Complete Belting Solutions, Crushing Equipment, Finlease (Australia), Flexco, Groeneveld Australia, Indeco Australia, Independent Cement & Lime, Kinder Australia, Lab Tech Training, Lincom Group, Mead Partners – Chartered Accountants, MSC Group, Nevett Ford Melbourne, Oli Vibrators, Orica Australia (Quarry Services), Terex Jaques, Walsh Group, WAM Australia and William Adams.

ERTS Forum Update

The latest Earth Resources Tripartite Safety Forum was held at WorkSafe in Melbourne on 20 October 2016. The following information relating to incidents in quarries was presented.

Visits to quarries June to September 2016

There were 138 visits to quarries with 41 improvement notices and 1 prohibition notice issued, as well as 2 voluntary compliance. Plant Maintenance and Plant Guarding are the hazards which require the most improvement after the first quarter of the 2016-17 financial year.

Below is a table highlighting 5 key incidents reported for the same period.
















Member Visits to the Gippsland Region
Adrian Town (Development Manager) and Gavin Moreira (Member Services Manager) visited members and prospective members in the Gippsland Region of Victoria on the 27th – 29th September 2016.

This was one of a number of field trips planned to cover as many districts as possible during the course of the financial year.

The field trips are designed to allow members to discuss first hand issues they may have with current operations, development or planning and what options or assistance the CMPA can provide.

We were able to bring members up to date on what the Association is currently working on, such as issues affecting our industry, what we are doing about them, submissions to Government, and Industry meetings with Government and other bodies.

The latest range of CMPA publications were presented including training manuals developed by the CMPA in conjunction with members. These included the new Service & Maintain Crushers Reference Manual, Work Safely, Conduct Crushing, Conduct Screening and Combined Screening and Crushing, (these manuals are also used by industry Training providers), Check Lists for plant and machines and other publications such as Shot Firer’s book, Issue Resolution pads, Site Managers’ Report book etc.

This particular visit was used to provide members and potential members with information on the upcoming workshops on Noise Management and Progressive Rehabilitation. CMPA guidelines on Geotechnical Risks in Quarries, Guarding and Dust Management were displayed and sold to most operations. Associate Member flyers and brochures which have been supplied to the Secretariat office were also distributed.

If the opportunity arises we also call on potential members to discuss the advantages of becoming a member of the CMPA.

The following operations and contacts were called on during our three day tour.

  • JH Cuthbertson – Peter Cuthbertson
  • Neerim South Quarry – Bill Gourley
  • Casacir – Neerim South Quarry – David Jeffrey
  • Kennedy Haulage – Ross Kennedy
  • Latrobe Valley Sands – Chris Blackwood
  • K&RJ Matthews – Rob Matthews
  • Cann Quarries – Gus McKinnon
  • T&K Jarvis Sand Soil & Gravel – Trevor Jarvis
  • Cowwarr Quarries – Graham McKay
  • Gippsland Concrete Recycling – Duane Brown
  • Benambra Quarries – Michael Crane

The Secretariat would like to thank all of the members for giving us their time and for showing us around their sites.

Wall Planner 2017

As we are nearing the end of 2016, this issue of Sand & Stone includes the CMPA Wall Planner for 2017. This will be the sixth year it has been printed and distributed. The Secretariat would like to thank the Members who have contributed to the publication of the Wall Planner:

Access Environmental Systems, Alloys International Australasia, Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Australia, Box Hill Institute, CK Prowse & Associates, Crushing Equipment, Finlay Screening & Crushing Systems, Mineral Washing Systems, Finlease (Australia), Flexco, Focus CDS Consultants, Galesafe Weighing, HE Parts International Crushing Solutions, Lincom Group, MSC Group, Oli Vibrators, Onesystem

Recent Events

  • Earth Resources Regulation Stakeholder Reference Group meeting (DEDJTR), Melbourne, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson.
  • Launch of Victoria Infrastructure Strategy, Melbourne, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson.
  • Building Information Modelling seminar, DEDJTR, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson.
  • Extractive Industry Taskforce meeting (Supply and Demand), DEDJTR, Melbourne, Attended by Dr. E. Gibson.
  • Stakeholder Reference Group Risk based work plans attended by Garry Cranny and Elizabeth Gibson, RRAM and Work Plan approval process attended by Elizabeth. Gibson.
  • CMPA Noise Management Workshop and General Meeting of Members, Epping.
  • Associate Committee meeting, held in at Galesafe Weighing in Thomastown.
  • Management Committee meeting, held in Kilmore.
  • Construction Materials Industry Conference (CMIC16) conference, Melbourne, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson.
  • Meeting with Natalia Southern, Deputy Secretary Resources DEDJTR, Melbourne, Attended by Ron Kerr, Elizabeth Gibson
  • Earth Resources Ministerial Advisory Council meeting, Melbourne, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson.
  • Extractive Industry Taskforce DEDJTR Workshop – protection of resources, Melbourne, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson.


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