A substantial day is planned for CMPA Members and other interested industry contributors in the East Gippsland area of Victoria.
The CMPA is holding this workshop to develop a Guideline/Template on
Water Management Plans necessary, in the first instance, for the Work Plan
This will enable Quarry owners/Managers and other interested parties to
gain an understanding (and impart knowledge) of how to manage water on and
surrounding a quarry site through the life of a quarry ensuring compliance with
The one-day workshop is an interactive process which encourages the
active involvement of the participants rather than a lecture session.
21st November 2019
Time: 8.30am –
morning tea and lunch)
Location: Drouin Golf
& Country Club
Special guest speakers from (tbc): Water authorities, EPA, ERR, CDE Global and Valenza Engineering
The workshop will be followed by
a Site Visit by bus to Casacir’s Neerim North Quarry.
The tour will involve inspection of onsite safety aspects in particular water management.
The illegal stockpiling of dangerous toxic chemicals poses a threat to the whole community.
Targeted inspections of industrial sites by WorkSafe, EPA, fire agencies and Victoria Police have detected concerning amounts of liquid chemical waste stored within warehouses at several sites within metropolitan Melbourne and Victoria.
New Gippsland quarry to help Victoria’s big build.
A new quarry on the Bass Coast will create 20 new jobs and produce enough sand each year to fill 80 Olympic swimming pools.
The sand will go to Hanson’s Yannathan plant to produce concrete for the booming Melbourne and Gippsland construction markets and will likely be used for the foundations of houses in the growing south-eastern suburbs, new schools, road projects and the Gippsland Rail Upgrade.
For more information or to watch the video which features the CMPA click here.
Changes to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws were
introduced on 1 October 2018.
The CMPA has reviewed the “On
Road Truck Pickup & Delivery Checklist” (CMPA form 1337) to
ensure that it is compliant with CoR guidelines. The checklist has been
reviewed by CMPA Members, NHVR and VicRoads.
The purpose of the On Road Truck
Pick Up and Delivery Checklist is to
ensure drivers are compliant with CoR and to provide the drivers with
information of controls and the issue resolution process in the event of
concerns being raised.
Included in this current issue review is a section on basic
fatigue management. This format is not to replace the National Truck Drivers
Work Diary required by NHVL. It is to provide management information in a
single format even where drivers are working within 100km radius of the home
base. Should the driver carry out work above 100km the National Truck Drivers
Work Diary will still be required to be completed.
Being able to identify that drivers are taking rest breaks through use of the On Road Truck Pickup & Delivery Checklist;
A means of management ensuring drivers are monitoring their rest breaks at all times additional to the National Truck Drivers Work Diary and inclusive of work <100km from home base;
Reducing the amount of paperwork drivers are required to complete by including rest time in their daily run sheet;
Drivers are able to use the recorded information to complete their National Truck Drivers Work Diary in the event of being given a +100km job after doing previous <100km jobs;
While this does not replace the need to complete the National Truck Drivers Work Diary, it gives management a point to cross check conditions of employment are being complied with;
Administration can use the checklist as ‘cross check’ for recorded GPS tracking data.
The checklists are available now to purchase from the
CMPA in a A4 size, bound, hole punched with 50 duplicated sheets and 10
duplicated Issue Resolution sheets in the back of the book.
Cost is $30 per book for members and $50 per book for non-members.
The CMPA has continued its commitment to assisting Members in the conduct of their construction materials businesses be it training, networking, occupational health and safety, industry-government advocacy, approval processes or compliance.
Changes and activities to benefit our Members’ are as follows:
Looming Quarry Materials Shortage – VCAT Project, Media Releases;
Lobbying of Ministers, Shadow Ministers, DJPR, DELWP, EPA, Aboriginal Victoria, Red Tape Commissioner, Commissioner for Better Regulation and Worksafe Victoria;
Number of submissions to Government on behalf of Voting Members including lobbying for improvement of performance of the approval process for workplans;
Development of Guidelines and Checklists
Annual Dinner held in August 2018 in Essendon Fields for over 280 members and guests with a presentation by The Hon Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria;
General Meeting of Members held in May 2019 in Tullamarine with a presentation by Anna Cronin, Commissioner for Better Regulation;
Workshops held on Dust Management, Slimes Management, Fire Response and Readiness Management Plan and Pest Animal and Weed Management.
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.