CMPA Annual Report

By on September 27, 2016

GAVIN MOREIRA, CMPA Member Services Manager, provides a summary of the CMPA Annual Report.

Chairperson’s Report – Garry Cranny 
The Association has continued to produce and make available to Members, educative materials to assist with industry best practice training, in conjunction with improvements in the vital area of occupational health and safety.

In so doing, the CMPA, has simultaneously sought to improve not only the performance, but also the public perception of the Extractive Industries sector to a wide range of interested stakeholders in Victoria.

The CMPA continues to regularly meet with relevant Ministers from the State Government and their opposition Shadows. In this regard, the CMPA has and will continue its policy of being nonpartisan and taking an even-handed approach to consultation with Minister’s, Shadow Minister’s and politicians more generally. This policy has enabled the CMPA to establish effective relations, whereby we are afforded adequate access to key Minister’s and parliamentarians within both the major political parties in Victoria.

The main regulatory reform focus of Earth Resources Regulation (ERR), within DEDJTR has been the development of an electronic Risk-based Work Plan. The electronic and highly visible Riskbased Work Plan became a mandatory Work Plan application tool from 8 December 2015, despite our deep-seated reservations about its purported benefits. The CMPA continues to
seek evidence from ERR and Government of a reduction in proponent (industry sector) time and costs associated with use of the Risk-based Work Plan system, along with proof of the public benefit served by such an electronic lodgement process.

Similarly, and frustratingly, the voluminous body of work produced to date on the debilitating issue of Rehabilitation Bonds to the Extractive Industries sector, continues to be on hold pending the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry outcomes and their implementation.

This unresolved industry sector issue, only serves to highlight the imperative separation required in the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act and its associated regulations between mining, coal seam gas and the well proven Extractive Industries operations.

The single most important issue confronting the Extractive Industries sector is around the identification, security, sustainability, and access to Victoria’s extractive resources. To this end, the collaborative Government and industry task force report titled of the ‘Extractive Resources in Victoria: Demand and Supply Study 2015-2050 – Final Report, May 2016’ was released in July 2016 by the Minister for Resources, The Hon Wade Noonan, MP.

A substantial number of CMPA Members participated in surveys which confirmed the Report findings and the Association extends it appreciation to you for your interest and involvement.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) remains a vital component to sustainability and the risk profile attached to the extractive industries. All industry sector participants, be they business colleagues, employees and in numerous instances, friends and relatives, should rightly have the expectation they will return safely home from their day’s work.

Regrettably, two tragic fatalities have happened at quarries in our State during the last year. Whilst enormously tragic and devastating on a personal level, industry work-place deaths and injuries also have an understandably adverse impact on the reputation and OHS credibility of our Extractive Industries sector.

The CMPA will strengthen its endeavours to work hand-in-hand with Members, their employees and WorkSafe to continually improve safety in our work-places through the development of necessary educative tools, training, consultation and guidance.

Guidelines produced by the CMPA are aimed at supporting Members to meet industry best practice and thereby improve both OHS practices and business sustainability.

The CMPA Secretariat continues to tirelessly represent Members’ interests to State and Federal Government on a broad range of industry related issues. They will continue to support responsible, balanced legislation and community engagement which is in the best interests of the State while also appropriately acknowledging Victoria’s Aboriginal communities and cultural heritage. The CMPA was founded by and continues to rely on a sustained level of interest and participation across its various membership categories.

I look forward to this continued growth to ensure the CMPA maintains its position as the successful peak Association in Victoria that it is today and into the future. I am particularly pleased this year to make mention of a new initiative, whereby those Associate Members who have supported the CMPA continuously over the past 15 years, will each be recognised by the inaugural award of a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ at the 2016 Annual Dinner.

Associate Chairperson’s Report – Tej Panesar

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Education Committee Report – Elizabeth Gibson

CMPA has continued to maintain its representation of members’ education and training requirements to government, peak training bodies, RTOs and other industry organisations.

A number of educational events by CMPA were conducted throughout 2015/16:

  • Training in Working Safely with Geotechnical Risk in Quarries
  • Dust Management training

The Future

The CMPA has produced and published a Service and Maintain Crushers Reference Manual for which training will be delivered in 2016/17 by Box Hill Institute of TAFE. Also in the process of being finalised is the Conduct Blending Reference Manual. The Secretariat is planning to hold workshops in:

  • October 2016 on Noise Management covering occupational, health and safety as well as environmental noise;
  • February 2017 a workshop will be held on Progressive Rehabilitation of Quarries; and
  • May 2017 training in Community Engagement will be delivered.

Treasurer’s Report – John Pititto

With the 2015/16 finacial year coming to an end I am pleased to present my Treasurer’s report on the Audited Financial Statements for the CMPA.

The association has seen a decrease in total operating costs for the year, below our budget. The reduction in expenses were mainly related to reduced reveneue items such as meetings and events expenses. Total Income was down on last year, below our budget expecations. But with all this in mind the CMPA was able to acheive an operating profit before tax expense which was an improvement on last year where a loss was posted before tax expense for the period.

The major source of income was membership subscriptions, with contributions from meetings and events, newsletter advertising and operator document sales. Revenue was effectively at the same level as the previous year but down on budget by mainly due to a decrease in meeting and events revenue against budget.

Employment expenses were the single largest expense in the period. This covered one full time employee and three part time employees. Other expenses included publications, consultants and the cost of holding meetings and events. Total expenditure was lower than last year.

We continue to see our members face challenging times with not just economic conditions but also the ever changing legislative landscape. In the midst of this we continue to see our members support the CMPA to be a vocal voice in the industry. We would also like to recoginise all the associate members who continue to be part of the CMPA and are still willing to support the association through membership renewals for the upcoming year.

Secretariat’s Report – Sarah Andrew

This year has seen the CMPA run many very successful events including three workshops, as well as coordinating training providers and attendees for 5 recognised courses. In total over 165 people participated in these activities. We would like to thank all participants for their contribution.

Elizabeth has invested considerable time and energy in the implementation of the EDIC report and represents the CMPA on the following committees: Earth Resources Reform Steering Committee (Risk-based Work Plan form and a discounted rehabilitation bond model) and the Extractive Industries Taskforce (Security of access to construction materials). Elizabeth has been supported in these duties by a number of Voting Members – their assistance is, as always, greatly appreciated. She will no doubt be of continued assistance this year?

Ensuring our Members remain in contact with the CMPA and their voice is heard has again been a priority this year. We would like to thank all our Members for their time and effort in hosting us and ensuring we have a better appreciation of your needs.

Information Flow

Sand & Stone remains the primary source of keeping Members informed on the CMPA’s activities throughout 2015/16. YMedia in Kilmore have continued to design and publish Sand & Stone, and combined with Jacinta’s skills in this area have resulted in a number of improvements. We of course extend our sincerest thanks to YMedia, its many contributors especially those who present articles for every edition, and the advertisers without whom the magazine would not be possible.

CMPA Updates have been distributed by Jacinta throughout the year keeping recipients informed of recent industry specific accidents and incidents, along with information on upcoming events. The purpose of the updates is primarily to provide its readers with a summary of the incidents which have occurred across the state, nation and internationally to improve the state of knowledge in the industry.


Membership over the last financial year has remained relatively stable in numbers although already we have welcomed a number of new members for the current financial year. We thank all our Members for their continued support and look forward to working with them over the coming year.



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