Issues (Issue 38)

By on April 12, 2008

VicRoads – Revisions to Section 801

Sarah Andrew and a number of Members have met with Graeme Newman from VicRoads to discuss the proposed changes to section 801. Although a formal submission is to be developed, one comment that will be presented is that VicRoads needs to more clearly articulate the process by which a site can apply for accreditation outside of the normal parameters. Two methods that were discussed by Graeme included a job specific source analysis and the mix design process.

If you would like more information on either of these processes it is recommended that you call Graeme Newman directly on 03 9881 8934.

Licence to Use Blasting Explosives

Members holding a Licence to Use Blasting Explosives would be aware that these licenses are only valid for a 5 year period.

With the transition to WorkSafe, the CMPA has met with representatives of the Licensing Branch to discuss how this will occur. The key point to remember is that a renewal is essentially a new license so you will need to sit an examination. In addition, it would be wise to keep a record of the shots you have been recently involved in to prove an ongoing involvement in the industry.

The CMPA will be working on developing a standard refresher course in the coming months to assist those in the industry in refreshing their skills and being aware of their obligations and requirements.

If you would like further information on your licence renewal, please contact WorkSafe’s Licensing Branch on 1300 852 562.

South East Green Wedge Project

The CMPA has been invited to contribute to a research project investigating the South East Melbourne Green Wedge.

SGS Economics and Planning Pty Ltd (SGS) has been commissioned by the Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) together with the Cities of Kingston, Greater Dandenong, Frankston and Casey to undertake this research project.

The purpose of the project is to undertake research and analysis to:

  • Identify the attributes of the study area;
  • Identify issues relevant to the study area; and
  • Propose management solutions for the study area.

The CMPA will be responding to an initial survey over the coming week, however more information on this issue will be made available as it comes on hand.

If you would like to speak with a client representative about the project, please contact Patsy Martin at DPCD on 9637 8636

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