CMPA News (Issue 99)

By on July 19, 2018

Membership Renewals

All Members would have received their renewals for 2018/19. It would be greatly appreciated if the application form can be completed and sent back via email, fax or mail. We do require the form to be
completed and signed for our records. Once the paperwork has been received a tax invoice will be issued.

Associates intending to advertise in the August/September issue are required to complete the form as soon as possible as the deadline for advertising in this issue is 9th August 2018.

Thank you to the CMPA members whohave already renewed for the 2018/19 financial year.

2019 Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual

The CMPA Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual 2019 is currently in the early stages of being produced with the intention of delivering the manual to members by the end of
November 2018.

For all associates, the membership renewal form includes your company industry details, this is the information which is in the Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual.

Please ensure all content is correct for publishing. Renewal of advertising in the manual must be paid for in full before advertisements will be included.

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

2018 Annual Dinner – Update

By now you should have your invitations to the CMPA AGM and Annual Dinner. The CMPA Annual Dinner is now only weeks away. To be held on Saturday 25th August 2018 at;

The Australian Events Centre

at Hyatt Place Melbourne,

Essendon Fields.

There are two very important and exciting announcements for this year’s event.


The Hon Tim Pallas MP Treasurer of Victoria Minister for Resources will officially open the CMPA
Annual Dinner.


Platinum and Gold Sponsors will have Mobile Equipment on display outside and stands in the Pre-Dinner drinks area for the whole night.

This is an exceptional opportunity as members of the CMPA to showcase to government the strength and solidarity of small to medium sized businesses within the extractive industry. The best way to
do this is by attending this year’s event or ensuring a representative from your  business attends to not only support your fellow CMPA members but the growing industry we all work in.

In the meantime don’t forget to book your accommodation at the Hyatt Place,  Melbourne call 13 1234 and quote G-A045 to avoid disappointment.

Annual wage review for Modern Awards

Fair Work Australia (FWA) has handed down its 2018 Annual Wage Review Decision.

The 2018/19 financial year is well under way; please ensure your employee wages and allowances have been updated. Fair Work Australia’s 2018 annual wage review, which took effect from the first
full pay period on or after the 1st July 2018, has delivered an increase to the Modern Award weekly rate of 3.5%.

Most Modern Award allowances have also increased either as part of the minimum wage increase or based upon the relevant consumer price index (CPI) sub-category. The wage rates as published reflect the increase to the Modern Award wage rates.

Please see the table for new minimum wage rates and allowances payable under the Quarrying Award 2010 and a comparison with last year’s rates.

A full-time employee must be paid a minimum weekly rate for their classification as set out in the table below:


The following allowances need to be adjusted to take into account the new weekly rates.

  • Industry allowance $26.42 p/w
  • Leading hand/in charge of:


  • First aid – $15.44 of standard rate per week
  • Use of own vehicle – $0.78 per kilometer
  • Meal expense – $14.17
  • Meal allowance for overtime – $14.17

To obtain a copy of the Quarry Award please visit the Fair Work Australia website and download a pdf copy.


  • E Gibson met with John Mitas from IQA regarding the future of Extractive Industry training
    in Victoria
  • G Moreira and Associates Chairperson Jason Rudge (William Adams) met with Annual Dinner Platinum and Gold sponsors at the Australian Events Centre, Essendon Fields to get a visualisation of the space both inside and outside for the Trade Display
  • Resources Division, DEDJTR John Malempre, Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • Review of VicRoads testing services, David Rolland, GHD, C. James (E. B. Mawson & Sons),M. Wagner (ConundrumHoldings), B. Payne (Quarry Crete), E. Gibson
  • VicRoads Industry Briefing 2018/19, Sunshine, E. Gibson
  • ERR Stake Holder Reference Group meeting, Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • Meeting with Anna Cronin re: ERR-CIP, Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • Lewis Hill (media/comms) DEDJTR re: you tube clip at South Morang rail project, E. Gibson
  • Extractive Resources Strategy Launch, North Melbourne; Garry Cranny, Ant Bateup, Tim Bird, Andrew Burdett, Ron Kerr, Elizabeth Gibson
  • ERTS Form, Worksafe Victoria, Melbourne, G Moreira
  • Earth Resources Ministerial Advisory Council meeting, Melbourne, E. Gibson


AGM 2018

Notice is hereby given that the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the CMPA will be held on:

Date: Saturday, 25th August, 2018

Location: The Australian Events Centre, Hyatt Place, Melbourne. 1 Larkin Street, Essendon Fields

Time: 5.00pm

The purpose of this meeting is to:

  • Consider for approval the Annual Report for 2018 inclusive of;
    • Chairperson’s Report;
    • Associate Chairperson’s Report;
    • Education Committee Report;
    • Policy and Special Issues Committee Report;
    • Treasurer’s Report and the Secretariat’s Report.
  • Approve the Treasurer’s Report which includes acceptance of the audited financial records for 2017/18.
  • Ratification of the new Associate Chairperson (Associate Member) and election of 2 committee members to the 2018/19 Management Committee.

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