CMPA News (Issue 131)

By on December 13, 2023


  • EPA meeting on Aquifers and A18 permissions conducted via MS teams, attended by E. Gibson
  • Resources Victoria Approvals Coordinator meeting via MS Teams, attended by E. Gibson
  • ERR meeting on the Code of Practice via MS Teams, attended by the CMPA Management Committee and General Manager E. Gibson
  • Jack Buksh, Adviser to the Minister for Energy and Resources met with E. Gibson via MS Teams
  • Mining and Automotive Alliance (Federal Education) meeting was held via MS Teams, attended by E. Gibson
  • Chris Webb Acting CEO Resources Victoria, met via MS Teams with E. Gibson
  • Mining and Automotive Alliance (Federal Education) met via MS Teams and attended by E. Gibson
  • Extractive Industry Reference Group, Freight Victoria DTP, met via MS teams and attended by E. Gibson
  • WorkSafe ERTS final meeting for the year met MS Teams and attended by E. Gibson and G. Moreira
  • Minister for Energy and Resources, Melbourne, E. Gibson

Wall Planner 2024

As we are nearing the end of 2023, this issue of Sand & Stone includes the CMPA Wall Planner for 2024. This will be the thirteenth 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 SystemsImpact Drill & Blast
Advanced Engineering GroupJH Cuthbertson Quarries
AlemlubeLincom Group
All Belting ServicesMSC Group
BCA ConsultingOli Vibrators
BEAT Bladder CancerOnetrak
Burdett SandsRTV Training
Chadwick GeotechnicsSafeMix
CMPAStatewide Drilling
CMV Truck & BusSuper Signs
Focus CDS ConsultantsTutt Bryant Equipment
FUCHS Lubricants (Australasia) Pty LtdWA Molan & Sons

Preferred Suppliers 2024

The CMPA Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual 2024 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 to date have provided advertising in the Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual, your support is greatly appreciated.

All Belting ServicesMagnum Australia
Allstone QuarriesMartin Metal Works
AVWELD AustralasiaMSC Group
Chadwick GeotechnicsOli Vibrators
CJ Ham & MurrayOnetrak
Delta GroupRDO Equipment
FUCHS LubricantsStatewide Drilling
Groundwork PlusSuper Signs
Indeco AustraliaTerex Jaques
Kinder AustraliaTRACT Consulting
Komatsu AustraliaTutt Bryant Equipment
Liebherr AustraliaUltra Dynamics
Lincom GroupWilliam Adams

VicRoads Specifications

DTP Code of Practice RC 500.00
The CMPA received a draft of the revised Department of Transport and Planning’s (DTP) Code of Practice RC 500.00 Investigation of Material Sources for the Production of Crushed Rock and Aggregates (formerly titled Source Rock Investigations) for review by 15 November 2023.

The main change in this draft is the proposed introduction of a 2-year expiry period for quarry- and recycler accreditation where the source hasn’t been inspected in that time – refer Section 8 of the attached draft document. This is of course a substantial change but DTP believe that it is necessary in order to remove ambiguity regarding how long a source remains accredited where it has not been inspected in a long time.

Other proposed changes include:

  • Re-writing to better account for inclusion of recyclers and non-quarry rock:
  • Frequencies for inspections and testing for Los Angeles Value changed to indicative rather than prescriptive, and dependency of testing frequency on assigned LAV and PSV values removed to reflect current practice:
  • Re-formatting to include tables in text body rather than appendices where possible.

Generally, CMPA Secretariat is generally supportive of the document being inclusive in relation to recycled material sources. Comments were provided on the proposed changes to DTP that will be published in a future issue of Sand & Stone on the following: Reporting, Accreditation, and definition of Recycled Materials.

New CMPA website is coming soon

Over the past 12 months the CMPA have been working on updating their Company branding. This includes; the CMPA logo, Sand and Stone Magazine, Website and Social Media Platforms.

You may have seen in the previous Sand and Stone magazine (Aug/Sep issue), the new CMPA logo, as well as some layout and colour changes within the Sand and Stone magazine. This is to freshen up the magazine, while also keeping consistent with CMPA’s new branding format.

The great news is that the CMPA website is being revamped and updated, and will soon be available for members to use.

The website had not been updated since 2014 and was well and truly due for a facelift.

The main priorities for the website upgrade are;

  • To make it more accessible for users (members & non-members).
  • Simpler to navigate the site and to access information.
  • Members Portal – making updating Company information, renewal of Membership and publication/events purchases effortless.

We are thrilled with the result of the new site and will update our members with the launch date once it has been confirmed.


The calendar of events for 2024 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 and Annual Dinner.

Legal Management Webinar
Date: 22nd February 2024
Time: 10:00am
Place: MS Teams

Service & Maintenance – Mobile Plant Workshop
Date: 21st March 2024
Time: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Place: TBA

Fatigue Management Webinar
Date: 18th April 2024
Time: 10:00am
Place: MS Teams

Progressive Rehabilitation Workshop
Date: 23rd May 2024
Time: 8:30 – 4:00pm
Place: TBA

CMPA AGM & Annual Dinner 2024
Planning is well and truly underway for next year’s event.

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