CMPA News (Issue 125)

By on December 7, 2022


  • Discussions with Dan Hunt EPA on the CMPA Financial Assurance Calculator via MS Teams with E. Gibson
  • Anna Cronin, Commissioner for Better Regulation, Earth Resources met with R. Kerr, S. Andrew face to face and with E. Gibson via MS Teams
  • ERR (Chris Webb) and QAC (Donna Findlay) spoke with E. Gibson via MS Teams to discuss the post flood re-build
  • Jane Burton Acting Head of Resources from DJPR, met via MS Teams with E. Gibson
  • National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework and RIS, was discussed between the DoT and E. Gibson via MS Teams
  • Proposed National Access Framework for Heavy Vehicle meeting was held via MS Teams with E. Gibson attending
  • Extractive IRC (Federal education) meeting to be held via MS Teams with E. Gibson attending
  • Earth Resources Tripartite Meeting, WorkSafe was held via MS Team, with E. Gibson, G Moreira attending
  • PwC Skills for Australia (Federal education), Melbourne, meeting with E. Gibson attending

Wall Planner 2023

As we are nearing the end of 2022, this issue of Sand & Stone includes the CMPA Wall Planner for 2023. This will be the twelfth year it has been printed and distributed.
The Secretariat would like to thank the Members below who have contributed to the publication of the Wall Planner.

Access Environmental SystemsGroundwork Plus
Advanced Engineering GroupImpact Drill & Blast
Amsted Global SolutionsJH Cuthbertson Quarries
Australian Geotechnical TestingLincom Group
BCA ConsultingMactown Consulting
Burdett SandsMSC Group
CDE Global AustraliaOli Vibrators
Chadwick GeotechnicsOnetrak
CMV Truck & BusSafeMix
Finlay Screening & Crushing SystemsSandvik
Focus CDS ConsultantsSuper Signs
FUCHS Lubricants (Australasia) Pty LtdWA Molan & Sons

Preferred Suppliers 2023

The CMPA Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual 2023 will be delivered early in the new year 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.
Thank you to the members below who provided advertising in the Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual, your support is greatly appreciated.

A&Y AssociatesJH Cuthbertson Quarries
AlemlubeKinder Australia
Amsted Global SolutionsLincom Group
Anitech Pty LtdMactown Consulting
Allstone QuarriesMagnum Australia
CDE Global AustraliaMetro Machinery
Chadwick GeotechnicsMibus Bros
CJ Ham & MurrayMSC Group
Eastern QuarriesOli Vibrators
Delta GroupOnetrak
Groundwork PlusStatewide Drilling
HMA FlowSuper Signs
Impact Drill & BlastTerex Jaques
Indeco AustraliaWilliam Adams

Workforce Membership

As a representative organisation, the CMPA is regularly called upon to provide comment, submissions and direct assistance to Members, Government, regulatory bodies, industry and the wider community. The CMPA mediates and supports Members with issues concerning Work Authorities, OHS, industry best practice and many other concerns.
The CMPA offers Workforce Membership to individual industry participants who want to be kept up to date on current industry issues and the activities of the Association.

With an annual cost of just $67, the benefits of Workforce Membership include:
• Being informed, supported and invited to comment upon issues being addressed by the CMPA
• Being included on the mailing list for Sand & Stone magazine and having access to the Members Only area of the CMPA website
• Being personally invited to meetings and events including Workshops and the CMPA Annual Dinner
• Discounted publications and training, access to a wide variety of information, industry supplier discounts and numerous opportunities for networking

For further information on any of these publications or to place
an order contact the Secretariat or visit the CMPA website:

Quarries Build Communities – TV ad

The CMPA is currently running a 30 second TV ad in regional Victoria to give extra exposure to the “Quarries Build Communities” video released at the 2022 Annual Dinner in Wangaratta. The package is now complete following the development of the poster and brochure at the 2019 Annual Dinner in Marysville. These are to complement and support the CMPA’s Rules: its “purposes” include to “demonstrate a commitment to the community in which it exists.” The “Quarries Build Communities” poster, brochure, video and TV ad provide a simple explanation of quarrying encompassing the need for quarries and their role in the economy as well as addressing issues of concern to the community such as protection of the environment and Aboriginal heritage. Information is also given on use of recycled construction material and examples of rehabilitated quarries.

For further information and to view the TV ad, video, poster and brochure visit:

Social Media

The CMPA in recent weeks has launched its Facebook and Instagram social m ediapages. The CMPA is now on a number of platforms where you can easily access and/ or share information about the Extractive Industry.

Below are the CMPA’s media platforms;



The calendar of events for 2023 are currently being planned.
CMPA would like to extend an invitation to all Members and interested industry parties to get involved with the following webinars, workshops, Annual Dinner and Quarry Open Day.

Date: Thursday 23rd March 2023
Time: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Where: TBA

Workshop and General Meeting
Date: Thursday 25th May 2023
Time: 8.30am – 4.00pm & 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Where: TBA

CMPA AGM & Annual Dinner
Planning is well and truly underway for next year’s event which will be back in Melbourne with the MCG locked in as the venue. The August / September date is still to be confirmed awaiting the AFL fixture to be released.

Service & Maintenance
Workshop – Mobile

Date: Thursday 26th October 2023
Time: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Where: TBA

Quarry Open Day
Date: Saturday 25th November 2023
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Where: TBA

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