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Orica will be running a Conduct Surface Shotfiring Operations course in late July (see below). This course is approved by WorkSafe Victoria for the Licence to Use Blasting Explosives (Shotfirer licence), and also provides nationally recognised training competencies.

Dates:                                   July 23rd to 26th 2019
Venue:                                 Orica Quarry Services, Deer Park VIC
Maximum Numbers:      10
Cost:                                      $3000/person

Please note that applicants will also need to compile a portfolio of evidence and undertake a WorkSafe assessment, in addition to this training course, in order to apply for their Victorian licence.

For more information on the course click here

To make a booking, attendees will need to send an email and Purchase Order to:

Graham Gordon | Territory Manager – Quarries and Construction VIC / TAS
Orica Mining Services | |+61 3 8363 5310
+61 439 116 613 |

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The Helping Victoria Grow: Extractive Resources Strategy recognises the role that planning and investing in innovative end uses for quarries can play in improving social, environmental and economic outcomes for communities and the extractives sector.

Improving the beneficial end use options of quarry sites is becoming even more important as competition for land and the demand for extractive resources is growing each year, requiring new quarries to be established and exhausted quarries to be re-purposed.

What Next?

As an early activity, the Department is working with the Extractive Industry Taskforce to showcase diverse examples of innovation in post quarry end land uses from Victoria. We will use these case studies to help investigate the feasibility of different end use opportunities for quarries, including defining a potential role for government and others to play.

How you can participate right now

If you have an example of innovation in post quarry end land use from Victoria that you think should be included to raise awareness and learn from please send to the Extractive Resources Strategy inbox:

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The CMPA welcomes the State Government’s 2019/20 Budget commitment to the extractive industries sector supplying the construction materials necessary for Victoria’s record infrastructure investment program.

Treasurer Tim Pallas allocated $13.2 million over 4 years for further work aimed at securing strategic extractive resources through improved land use planning, exploring alternative modes of transport and the upgrading of critical road networks; this funding initiative is applauded by the CMPA.

We look forward to working with the State Government to achieve its transport and enhanced community infrastructure goals and trust that these objectives can be achieved Statewide.

Premier Daniel Andrews announced that the North East Link is fully funded and $6.6 billion earmarked for the next 25 Level Crossing removals.

$815 million has been allocated to the State’s road network. Unfortunately the rural and regional component of this figure for repairing and maintaining roads has marginally decreased from $433m to $425m.

The CMPA recommends that priority consideration be given for increased allocations to rural and regional roads in future budgets, if the State Government’s aims of:

  • reducing the road toll;
  • promoting regional economic growth; and
  • improving statewide population distribution, are to be achieved.

Dr Elizabeth Gibson, General Manager CMPA, participated in the State budget “lock up” on Monday 27 May 2019.

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Under an “unprecedented” silica-dust intervention strategy unveiled in Victoria, WorkSafe are planning to target more than 300 high-risk workplaces, and intend to take a variety of enforcement actions including “banning work processes and changing workers’ compensation laws”.

For more information click here

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Does your business understand and comply with its legal obligations for workplace health and safety? Would your business benefit from safety accreditation?

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A big day is planned for CMPA members and other interested players in Tullamarine on Thursday 23rd May 2019. Come to both events or just the one that interests you.

8:30am-4pm: Dust Workshop

4:30pm-8pm: Members General Meeting

For more information click here or download the invitation here

Thanks you to our sponsors for these events: