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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.

EnviroSmart Awards

Each year Newcrest's Cadia Valley Operations (CVO) provides environmental grants for local schools to encourage environmental excellence in local schools.

The EnviroSmart awards aim to encourage and recognise environmental excellence in schools, as well as educating students about the importance of responsible environmental management and practice.

Applications for the 2016 EnviroSmart program will open in March 2016. Schools must be situated within the Orange, Blayney and Cabonne Local Government Areas to apply.

2015 EnviroSmart recipients and their environmental projects are listed below:

  • $500 - Clergate Public School – Chicken coop
  • $500 - Spring Terrace Public School – Recycling initiative
  • $500 - Cumnock Public School – Tree planting to prevent erosion
  • $500 - Kinross Wolaroi School – Vegetable garden
  • $500 - Canowindra Public School – Permaculture vegetable garden
  • $500 - Madurama Public School – Tree planting
  • $500 - Mullion Creek Public School – Weed identification
  • $500 - Neville Public School – “Meeting Place” a traditional native garden
  • $500 - Orange High School – Tree planting
  • $500 - Nashdale Public School – Paddock to plate vegetable garden
  • $500 - Orange East Public School – Vegetable garden
  • $500 - Bowen Public School – Portable compost bins