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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.

Statutory Approvals

At Cadia Valley Operations (CVO), Newcrest's environmental management is regulated by several government authorities. Each authority regulates how Newcrest conducts its operations through Acts and Regulations.

The statutory approvals that currently apply to environmental management at CVO are:

  • Cadia East Project Approval (PA06_0295) obtained under Part 3A, Section 75J of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, 1979 and subsequent modifications:
    • MOD 1 - Cadia Hill Decline
    • MOD 2 - Blayney Dewatering Facility
    • MOD 3 - Concentrate and Return Water Pipeline
    • MOD 4 - Surface Preconditioning (hydraulic)
    • MOD 5 - Surface Preconditioning (blasting)
    • MOD 6 - Processing Rate Increase
    • MOD 7 - Biodiversity Offset
    • MOD 8 - Adminsitrative
  • Cadia East Project Approval (EPBC 2006/3196) obtained under sections 130(1) and 133 of the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, 1999
  • Mining leases ML 1405, ML 1472, ML 1481, ML 1449, ML 1689 and ML 1690 issued under the Mining Act, 1992
  • Environment Protection Licence (EPL) No. 5590 issued under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act, 1997
  • Groundwater bore licences issued under the Water Act, 1912
  • Water Access Licences and Works Approvals issued under the Water Management Act (2000)

 

Other Statutory Acts

The following Acts and associated regulations may be applicable to the Project:

  • Contaminated Lands Management Act, 1997
  • Crown Lands Act, 1989
  • Dams Safety Act, 1978
  • Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act, 2008
  • Local Government Act, 1993
  • Mining Act, 1992
  • Noxious Weeds Act, 1993
  • Pipelines Act, 1967
  • Protection of the Environment Operations Act, 1997
  • Rail Safety Act, 2002
  • Roads Act, 1993
  • Threatened Species Conservation Act, 1995
  • Water Act, 1912
  • Water Management Act, 2000
  • Work, Health and Safety Act, 2011
  • The Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, 1999
  • The Commonwealth National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act, 2007

Applications for licences and permits required under these Acts which are relevant to the Project are submitted to the relevant government agencies as required.

 

Contact Details
Cadia Valley Operations
Community Complaints : 1800 063 043
1460 Cadia Road
South Orange NSW 2800
Australia
Phone: 02 6392 2300
Fax: 02 6366 4333