CMPA News (Issue 98)

By on May 22, 2018

News from VicRoads

Test methods/Codes of Practice: The following test methods and Codes of Practice have been updated and are available from

New issue RC 375.11     Particle size distribution of sealing aggregate (resolves a number of issues with AS 1141.11.1 – Particle size distribution – Sieving method and reporting to the nearest 0.1%)

New issue RC 375.12     Percentage of fine material

Re-issue RC 131.01     Lime saturation point of soil

Re-issue RC 302.11     Flakiness index of graded materials

Re-issue RC 316.00     Density ration and moisture ratio

Re-issue RC 316.10     Selection of test sites within a test lot (random stratified testing method)

Re-issue RC 421.02     Skid Resistance of a Road Pavement RC 421.02 using a SCRIM® Machine

Errata RC 370.05     Degradation factor – fine aggregate

Re-issue RC 500.09     Testing aggregates for sprayed bituminous surfaces

Re-issue RC 500.22     Selection and design of pavements and surfacings

Roads maintenance program: A meeting was held with VicRoads personnel 8th May 2018 from the new Regional Roads Victoria division to discuss supply of construction material issues for the state wide roads maintenance program 2018/19. It is expected that there will be a significant increase in budget for the works compared to 2017/18.

Unsafe stack sites: VicRoads also wanted to be informed if tipping of construction material was occurring at VicRoads stack sites under unsafe conditions such as: under/ close to power lines; dangerous access and egress; unstable ground etc.

You can contact Bradley through his email

South Western Victoria CMPA Member visits

In keeping with CMPA’s ongoing Member visits program Dr Elizabeth Gibson went to South Western Victoria to conduct CMPA Members and potential Member visits from 21-23 March 2018. These visits are conducted by CMPA to hear first-hand accounts of issues impacting the extractive industry.

The first visit was with David Eldridge and Lavinia Knight of DE Quarry Solutions where discussions centred on late payment to quarries for Government projects; supply of construction material and training such as Crushing and Screening being run in the district.

Next was Coragulac Quarries with Phil Boyd where supply was again discussed with little Class 1, 2, 3 aggregate available in the region.

Steve Mulraney was met at Gillear Lime & Sand Stone Quarries in Allansford who was interested in a crushing and screening course to be run in the region.

Conversation with John Weichert of Mibus Bros again concerned shortage of supply due to a flood recovery program in South Australia, wind farms and roads programs.

The final visit was to Troy Beaston of Eureka Concrete. Five potential Members were also visited. Thank you to all for the support for CMPA and work activities undertaken in addition to the friendliness shown. It was much appreciated.

Note that there were a number of changes to the site visits at the last minute due to road closures caused by the South West Victoria fires. The Members that were missed will be visited later on this year.

Annual Dinner Update

There is now less than three months to the best industry event of the year – definitely not one to miss. As we move to the north west of Melbourne at The Australian Events Centre, Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields and it’s shaping up to be another spectacular event.

Entertainment has been finalised with a six piece band booked as well as other roving entertainment on the night. A Saturday afternoon mini trade show is currently being organised with support
from our Platinum and Gold Sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities are almost all sold out with over 30 Associates and Voting Members already committing to the event (Tabled below).

Remember, this is an exceptional opportunity to promote your business, support your fellow CMPA members and network in a hassle-free atmosphere.

Accommodation will also be at a premium so it’s very important to book your weekend away early and avoid missing out. Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields is on the same site as the dinner venue and can be contacted on 03 9190 1234.

This year we present all Member categories (Associate, Honorary Voting, Voting and Workforce) with their 15+ year’s certificate at the Annual Dinner.

Thank you to the following Members for their sponsorship:
























  • ERR-Stakeholder Reference Group meeting, DEDJTR, Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • Meeting with John Krbaleski, new Executive Director Earth Resources Policy and Programs (DEDJTR), Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • Presentation on CMPA to ERR staff, Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • Supply Chain Study for Extractive Resources from South Gippsland, Laurie Jeremiah, Senior Transport Planner, Network Planning Division Transport for Victoria, Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • 2018-19 Victorian Budget Special Interest Group Lock-up, DTF, Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • Extractive Industry Reference Committee (Federal education), teleconference, E. Gibson
  • Workshop Standard Risk Management Plans, ERR, DEDJTR, Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • ERMAC Teleconference, E. Gibson
  • Site visit by R. Kerr and E. Gibson to Alex Fraser Group with Peter Murphy in Derrimut
  • Site visit by R. Kerr and E. Gibson to Fulton Hogan with Damien Vardy in Noble Park


A big day is planned for CMPA Members (including Managers and Supervisors) and other interested industry players in Epping.

Come to both of the events or just the one that interests you.

Blasting Workshop

The CMPA is holding this workshop to inform members on their responsibilities when it comes to Blasting on site and to update the CMPA Blast Management Plan in line with changes to regulations and legislations.

Date: Thursday, 31 May, 2018

Venue : Casa D’Abruzzo

Location: 55 Oherns Rd, Epping

Time: 8.45am – 4.00pm (includes morning/afternoon tea & lunch)

Special guest speakers from ERR, Fullbore Drill & Blast, Orica, SafeMix  & WorkSafe.

Sponsored by Fullbore Drill & Blast






Members General Meeting

Time: 5.00pm – 8:00pm (includes dinner, attendees to purchase own alcoholic drinks)

Special guest speakers include Luke Donnellan (Minister for Roads) and John Krbaleski (DEDJTR)

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