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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.

Noise

Routine attended, unattended and traffic noise surveys are conducted at Newcrest's Cadia Valley Operations (CVO) and Blayney Dewatering Facility in accordance with the CVO Noise Monitoring Program (CVO NMP), approved by NSW Department of Planning and Environment July 2014.

Monitoring undertaken includes:

  • Directional Noise Monitoring
  • Attended Noise Monitoring
  • Traffic Monitoring
  • Meteorological Monitoring

Monitoring is conducted using a combination of devices including a directional noise monitor (e.g. QuattroSound®); an attended noise monitor (e.g. the Bruel and Kjaer Sound Level Analyser) and an unattended noise monitor (eg. EL-215 type logger).

Monitoring Locations
Area Location Directional Unattended Unattended Attended

Mining
Operations

Chesterfield 2 x 7 day periods / year   2x15 minutes / biannually
Warrengong 2 x 7 day periods / year   2x15 minutes / biannually
Willow Creek 2 x 7 day periods / year   2x15 minutes / biannually
South Log 2 x 7 day periods / year   2x15 minutes / biannually
Bonnie Glen 2 x 7 day periods / year   2x15 minutes / biannually
Rosebank 2 x 7 day periods / year   2x15 minutes / biannually
Northwest 2 x 7 day periods / year   2x15 minutes / biannually
Blayney
Dewatering
Facility
Blayney L1     2x15 minutes / biannually
Blayney L2     2x15 minutes / biannually
Blayney L3     2x15 minutes / biannually
Blayney L4     **
Blayney L5     2x15 minutes / biannually
CVO Dewatering
Facility*
Somervaille 2 x 7 day periods / year *   2x15 minutes / biannually*
Nixon 2 x 7 day periods / year *   2x15 minutes / biannually*
MC & PA Ewens 2 x 7 day periods / year *   2x15 minutes / biannually*
D Palmer 2 x 7 day periods / year *   2x15 minutes / biannually*
H Tetlaw 2 x 7 day periods / year *   2x15 minutes / biannually*
ML Gardner 2 x 7 day periods / year *   2x15 minutes / biannually*
GJ Keen 2 x 7 day periods / year *   2x15 minutes / biannually*
Traffic Cadia Rd/ Woodville Rd/ Orchard Rd   2 x 7 day periods / year  

* Monitoring at the CVO Dewatering Facility will only be undertaken at one site per quarter, during the daytime six months prior to and during construction of the facility. The full programme would commence upon commissioning of the CVO Dewatering Facility.
** Location 4 at the Blayney Dewatering Facility will be monitored only when monitoring results show that operational noise is not within project approval criteria at location 2.

To view the approved CVO Noise Monitoring Program click on the link below:

File Description Size Published
CVO Noise Monitoring Program 2.29 MB 04/09/2014

To view monthly Noise Monitoring Reports, click on the links below:

File Description Size Published
Cadia Unattended Noise Monitoring Report January 2017 2.84 MB 07/03/2014
Cadia Unattended Noise Monitoring Report February 2017 2.83 MB 24/03/2017
Cadia Unattended Noise Monitoring Report March 2017 1.72 MB 19/04/2017
Cadia Unattended Noise Monitoring Report April 2017 2.30 MB 05/06/2017
Cadia Unattended Noise Monitoring Report May 2017 4.30 MB 27/06/2017
Cadia Unattended Noise Monitoring Report June 2017 2.85 MB 01/09/2017
Cadia Unattended Noise Monitoring Report July 2017 2.96 MB 01/09/2017
Cadia Unattended Noise Monitoring Report August 2017 1.98 MB 05/10/2017

 

To view recent Noise Monitoring Reports, visit the links below: 

* Noise Monitoring Reports 2016

The monitoring network including monitoring locations, are shown [click thumbnails to enlarge] in maps below:

Noise monitoring locations

Noise Monitoring Locations

Blayney Dewatering Facility

Blayney Dewaterign Facility

CVO Dewatering Facility

CVO Dewatering Facility

Noise Monitoring Locations Roads
Roads