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A big day is planned for CMPA Members and other interested industry players in the metro suburb of Attwood.

8:30am—4:00pm: Minimising Rehabilitation Bonds Workshop (includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea at Best Western Airport Motel, Attwood).

 The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with appropriate best management practices required to minimise rehabilitation bonds and to develop a CMPA hard rock quarry progressive rehabilitation guideline table of contents.

The Guideline when developed will also be a mechanism that may be used to keep rehabilitation bonds manageable, minimise liabilities and assist with ensuring your legislative responsibilities are met.


4:30pm—7:00pm:  Members General Meeting (includes dinner from 7.00pm at Best Western Airport Motel, Attwood — Attendees to purchase their own alcoholic drinks).

 This is an opportunity to hear about the Resources Victoria Strategy, including work plan applications review and compliance, and the 2024/25 Road Maintenance Budget for Victoria.


Please RSVP by Monday 13 May 2024.


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FREE Webinar

Thursday 22nd February 2024

10 – 11am via MS Teams

Presentation by Christian Buxton (Director) of Buxton Consulting Group

The CMPA is holding this vital 1 hour webinar to inform Members on how to best look at Succession Planning for your business.
The trials faced by business are of no concern to its customers and must remain behind the scenes; the
business must go on seamlessly, meeting market demands with no sign of internal turmoil.
With the right plan and direction family-owned businesses can steer their way through with minimal
This Webinar is for owners, managers, supervisors and accounts staff.
At the end of the session, participants will have information to help them to implement in their workplace.

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To celebrate our members and the contributions they provide to their communities and the Construction Materials Processors Association.
The CMPA Secretariat aired a “Quarries Build Communities” video at the 2023 Annual Dinner, see link below.

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Extractive resources supply and demand studies are critical for determining whether there will be enough raw materials available to meet the forecast demand stemming from Victoria’s long term population growth and infrastructure program.

Please see the link below for Resources Victoria Extractive Resources Supply and Demand Study.

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Dear Stakeholders,

In 2019, the Austroads Board agreed to produce a suite of harmonised technical specifications for use by the Australian and New Zealand Road and Transport agencies. Key benefits of this reform include:
• Reduced costs and improved productivity for companies delivering transport infrastructure by the adoption of standardised construction techniques and associated management processes
• Increased ability for road and transport agencies to ensure that their technical specifications reflect industry best practice
• Reduced burden on each road and transport agency to maintain their own unique specifications

I have been representing the Victorian Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) on the Austroads Technical Advisory Group and have been working closely with the other Australian and New Zealand Road and Transport agencies on the development and implementation of this key initiative.

DTP is committed and ready to commence the adoption and implementation of the Austroads Technical Specifications within Victoria. This process will commence in 2023 and it is expected that this will take several years to complete.

As important contributors and key stakeholders to the development and maintenance of Victoria’s transport infrastructure, I would like to ensure that you are kept abreast on the progress of this project. I appreciate your anticipated involvement in this implementation process.

To ensure that you don’t miss any crucial project information, I encourage you to subscribe by visiting the ATS Implementation Newsletter
If you have any specific enquiries or require further assistance with the ATS Implementation, please contact our ATS team at

Thank you for your attention and I look forward to your continued engagement with our ATS
Implementation Newsletter.

Yours sincerely,

David Barton

Chief Engineer – Roads

Department of Transport and Planning

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The CMPA is holding this vital 1 hour webinar to inform Members on how to best stay ahead of the game when it comes to cyber security and data management.

 This webinar is for owners, managers, supervisors and IT staff.

It will be an interactive webinar involving all attending participants.


Prevention – actions undertaken in advance. Sometimes this is referred to as mitigation or controls. Examples include; firewalls, endpoint monitoring, access controls, cyber awareness training, having alternative sources of electricity or alternative communication systems in place. Prevention activities should be happening all the time.

Preparedness – making arrangements, creating and testing plans, training, educating and sharing information to prepare personnel should a cyber-attack eventuate. These are also ACTIONS and they are happening all the time.

Response – the assistance and intervention during or immediately after an attack. Focus is on protecting lives and protecting business intellectual assets (buildings, roads, infrastructure). Usually measured in minutes or hours for cyber-attacks.

Recovery – the coordinated process of supporting the business, affected stakeholder communities providing digital infrastructure and restoration of business operations. Usually measured in weeks or months.

Date: Thursday 24th August, 2023

Time: 10.00 – 11.00am

Via MS Teams

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CMPA and Box Hill Institute would like to extend an invitation to all Members and interested industry parties to attend the following accredited training course for those working in operational roles.

Training Course – RIIMEX303 Conduct local geotechnical risk control in surface operations  (Limited to 10 places)

Date: Thursday 25th and Friday 26th  May 2023

Time: 8.30am – 4.00pm

Trainer: Box Hill Institute (Noel Pickering)

Location: DE Quarry  Solutions,  Skipton Quarry

Cost: $458 per person

This rate will require the completion of an enrolment pack:

  • 2023 Enrolment form
  • LLN Diagnostic test
  • Pre Training Review

The training covers:

  1. Planning and preparing for assessment of ground conditions
  2. Inspect, assess and implement ground condition controls
  3. Record and report ground conditions, and conduct housekeeping activities

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Any further enquiries contact Diane Wilson, 0434 666 805 or