CMPA News (Issue 124)

By on September 29, 2022


• Discussions with GHD regarding the update to the CMPA Geotechnical Guideline via MS Teams. In attendance was D. McKelvie and E. Gibson
• John Krbaleski Head of Resources from ERR caught up with E. Gibson via MS Teams
• Heavy Vehicle Consultation Group, DoT met with E. Gibson via MS Teams
• Danny Suster, Director Extractives, DJPR met with E. Gibson via MS Teams
• Waste and resource recovery / circular economy, VIC Government meeting was held via MS Teams with E. Gibson attending
• Beyond the pit – visions for quarry rehabilitation, VPELA meeting was held via MS Teams with E. Gibson attending
• Chris Wood, Acting ED ERR discussed the CMPA Rehabilitation Report via
MS Teams with Kevin Simpson (EHS Support) and E. Gibson
• Earth Resources Tripartite Safety meeting, WorkSafe was held via MS Teams with G. Moreira attending
• Industry Working Group (RAMS), ERR met up via MS Teams with E. Gibson attending

Membership Renewals

Membership renewals for 2022/23 are now OVERDUE. We have had a fantastic response to date, for those who have not responded as yet it would be greatly appreciated if the application form can be completed and sent back via email, fax, or post. We do require the form to be completed for our records. Once the paperwork has been received a tax invoice will be issued.

Please ensure your membership is at the right level based on your annual tonnage (Voting) or gross profit in the extractive industry in Victoria (Associate) to ensure you are providing the right support for the CMPA.

Thank you to the CMPA members who have already renewed for the 2022/23 financial year.

Wall Planner

As we approach the final quarter of 2022, the Secretariat is now preparing the 2023 CMPA Wall Planner. This will be the twelfth year it has been printed and distributed.

An email was sent to all Members requesting advertising for the planner. We have had a fantastic response, but there are still a few spots available to be taken up.

Please email the Secretariat at your ads ASAP. It will be folded and inserted in the October / November issue of Sand & Stone, but unfolded copies can be ordered and printed as well.

Management Committee Meeting

The meeting commenced at 10:30 am Friday 5 August 2022 at the Century Inn, Traralgon and was attended by Jason Rudge, Jason Comben (Chair), Craig Banthorpe, Ashley Day and John Pititto (Treasurer, MS Teams). Apologies were received from Ant Bateup, Andrew Burdett, Tim Bird, Drew Phillips (Deputy Chair), Garry Cranny, Cameron Black, and David McKelvie. The audited financial year 2022 reports and financial summary for July 2022 were approved. Items of General Business included:
• Changes to the CMPA Strategic Plan 2022-2025 to include Aboriginal Heritage and reducing carbon footprint in the extractive industries;
• Acceptance of the CMPA 2023 Business Plan and 2023 Marketing and Communication Plan;
• Alternative (to EPA) Financial Assurance Calculator for construction and demolition waste recycling;
• CMPA Rehabilitation Project Report recommendations;
• Work plan application issues;
• Safety;
• Management Committee Member nominations.
The meeting closed at 1:05 pm

Associate Committee Meeting

On 5th August 2022, the CMPA Associate Committee held its third meeting for the year face to face in Traralgon and via MS Teams. Associate Chairperson Jason Rudge (William Adams) opened the meeting.

The 2022-23 Associate Committee comprises:

A smaller committee for the coming financial year with potential committee members to be sought in the months ahead.

An update was provided on the Annual Dinner which was ready to go this year. The event was held on Saturday 27th August 2022 at Quality Hotel – Wangaratta Gateway. The date was secured with deposits for the venue and entertainment including band, caricaturist and roving magician all rolled over.

Future issues of Sand & Stone were discussed and so too was the importance of Associate and Workforce member contributions in the form of editorials, advertorials and staff profiles. There will be a focus on staff and employees of member businesses going forward with Mental Health and staff shortages key topics.

A reminder that articles are free and are a benefit to being a Member of the CMPA. A good way to promote and grow your business and tell members about your business.

Associates to provide articles that look at new technologies, innovations or products or services that reduce costs and improve efficiencies for the quarries. This will not only help keep the content interesting for all readers but publicly advertise your business. 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.

The CMPA online presence continues to grow both on the website and our social media site LinkedIn, both are pivotal tools to increase brand awareness for Associate businesses especially in these times of COVID-19 where a lot more people are working from home.

We are currently looking at all our communications with members, potential members and the local communities in particular digital marketing to see where we can improve. A review of the website will be undertaken shortly too not only update it but to make it more user friendly.

Future marketing of the CMPA including the new video to follow on from our poster and brochure with the focus still on “Quarries Build Communities”.


The CMPA would like to extend an invitation to all Members and interested industry parties to attend the following webinar and workshop.

Drug & Alcohol Policy Webinar
Date: Thursday 20th October 2022
Time: 10am – 11am
Where: MS Teams

The Webinar covers:
• Effects of Alcohol and other drugs
• Why & who should have a policy
• Putting your policy into practice

Service & Maintenance Workshop
The CMPA and a number of Associate members are holding this workshop to provide operators with an understanding of how to properly maintain
components of their fixed plant to ensure they are running to the best of their ability.

The one-day workshop is an interactive process which encourages the active involvement of the participants rather than a lecture session.

Date: Thursday 10th November 2022
Time: 8.30am – 4.00pm (includes lunch and site visit)
Workshop: William Adams
Location: 32-42 Spencer Street, Sunshine West

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