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Cadia Valley Operations is owned by Newcrest Mining Limited and is one of the largets gold mining operations in Australia. Operations include two underground mines and an ore processing facility.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic. Newcrest is responding to the pandemic in accordance with all local, state, federal and international advice. 

NSW Health is providing information for the public and regular updates via their website

Newcrest market and media releases can be downloaded via our website.

More Information

Community members requiring further information or with specific concerns can call the Cadia Community Hotline at any time on 1800 063 043.

Community Updates

Following are community updates providing more information on Newcrest's response to Coronavirus (COVID-19); 

Tuesday, 24 March 20

COVID-19 Update for Cadia

The health and safety of Newcrest’s people, their families and the communities in which they live and work continues to be our most important focus.

This week, the Australian Government announced the closure of all non-essential services across the country. Cadia Valley Operations (Cadia) continues to assess our business operations based on the direction of the Government and has received confirmation that the mining industry, and its suppliers, are exempt from this ruling. Cadia will continue to operate based on the latest information available with significant preventative measures in place, including:

  • All non-essential personnel are working remotely to avoid unnecessary human to human contact.

  • Implementation of pre-entry screening and temperature testing of all employees, contractors and visitors at site.

  • Additional cleaning protocols enacted.

  • Cancellation of all non-essential meetings, visitors to site.

  • Large meetings and ‘pre-start meetings’ have been decentralised to small groups.

Cadia will continue to assess its approach based on additional announcements by the Australian Government and its relevant health authorities.

Cadia is continually reviewing and updating screening procedures for site access. This may result in temporary traffic congestion near the Cadia Road/Ridgeway Road intersection.

Friday, 20 March 2020

COVID-19 Update for Cadia

The health and safety of our people, their families and the community in which we live and work is paramount, and in line with advice received from health authorities, we are continuing to implement measures to reduce the chance of COVID-19 spreading.

This week, we initiated the step for all ‘non-essential’ personnel to work remotely to avoid unnecessary human to human contact. We have also implemented pre-entry screening of all employees, contractors and visitors, additional cleaning protocols and cancelled all non-essential meetings, visitors to site and large meetings.

In order to ensure the safe ongoing operation of the processing plant at Cadia, a planned maintenance shutdown will commence on 23 March 2020. This essential work is required to replace worn equipment to ensure continued safe operation of the mill. All contracting partners required for the shutdown must adhere to our strict COVID-19 protocols, which includes identifying at-risk personnel, confirming that no travel has occurred to high-risk countries and that each individual is in good health.

Prior to entering site, or travelling on buses to site, contractors will undergo additional thermal screening. We have implemented procedures including staggered lunch breaks and separate work areas where possible to avoid large gatherings and minimise person-to-person contact.

The majority of our shutdown contractors are sourced from our local community to reduce people from outside the region. We are closely managing accommodation and transport requirements for contractors outside the region to minimise interactions with the local community.

All measures are precautionary to minimise the risk of exposure to the virus for individuals, surrounding communities and families.

There have been no confirmed COVID-19 cases at our site and we will continue to closely monitor the situation and adjust the precautionary measures accordingly.