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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.

Community Partnerships


Community Partnership Program 

At Cadia Valley Operations, Newcrest distributes more than $500,000 each year in funding to support and enhance community groups and organisations in the Blayney, Cabonne and Orange local government areas. Eligible organisations and projects are encouraged to complete an online application form for review at the next meeting. Applications for the 2020-21 financial year have now closed.  To be notified when applications open for the 2021-22 financial year, please click here.


Eligibility Criteria

Short term funding is focused on supporting education, community and disadvantaged groups to offset the current impacts of Cadia's activities. 

Consideration will be given to pursuing partnerships with projects which:

  • Are within Cadia’s sphere of influence, i.e. the shires of Cabonne, Blayney and Orange
  • Indiscriminately benefit the whole or a wide section of the local community
  • Provide enduring value to the community
  • Are recognised charities, disadvantaged groups, not-for- profit organisations, community or educational projects.

Long term funding is focused on supporting alternative industry sectors which will ensure the propserty of the region when Cadia reaches mine closure. Health, agriculture and tourism have been identified has these industry sectors.

Consideration will be given to pursuing partnerships with projects which:

  • Are within Cadia’s sphere of influence, i.e. the shires of Cabonne, Blayney and Orange
  • Establish, promote or support an alternative industry which will offset the socioeconomic impacts of Cadia mine closure
  • Are well supported by the local communities
  • May include commercial projects.


Generally, the following will not be considered for community partnership funding:

  • Applications from individuals;
  • Applications from political organisations or campaigns;
  • Applications from sporting clubs or special interest groups;
  • Fundraising events such as dinners, cultural events, or sporting activities;
  • Advertising.


COVID-19 Community Support Fund

Applications for Cadia's COVID-19 Community Support Fund have now closed. Local organisations seeking funding due to COVID-19 impacts may apply via Cadia's Community Partnership Program, provided they meet the outlined eligibility criteria.

Newcrest Mining continues to fund local COVID-19 initiatives through its $20M Community Support Fund. Initiatives to date include:

  • Newcrest's Business Beyond the Curve Program providing grants towards helping local businesses impacted by COVID-19 restart and/or recover.
  • Newcrest's Fundraising Beyond the Curve Program providing grants towards charities, not-for-profit organisations and associations whose fundraising revenue has been impacted by COVID-19.  
  • Newcrest and Orange360 Staycation Giveaway Program
  • Furnishing and fitout of Orange's Domestic Violence Crisis Centre, The Orchard
  • Computer equipment for immune-compromised children across local schools
  • Freestanding hand sanitiser dispensary program
  • Respiratory fit testing machine for Orange Health Service

Community Investment Annual Report

In FY20, Cadia invested more than $2 million towards supporting local community programs, education and infrastructure. View the full report here: FY20 Cadia Community Investment Annual Report.


For more information about Cadia's Community Partnership Program, contact Melissa O'Brien on 0407 412 891 or melissa.obrien@newcrest.com.au (Monday-Wednesday) or Nicole Morris on 0439 490 092 or nicole.morris@newcrest.com.au (Thursday/Friday).