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.
Victoria Grow: Extractive Resources Strategy recognises
and investing in innovative
end uses for quarries can play in improving
social, environmental and economic outcomes for
communities and the
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.
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
If you have an
example of innovation
in post quarry end land use
from Victoria that
you think should be included
raise awareness and learn from please send to
the Extractive Resources Strategy
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
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.
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”.
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorian businesses and councils to improve their recycling practices and expand their operations to recover valuable products and reduce waste going to landfill.