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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.

CVO Good Onya! Program

Good Onya! logoNewcrest’s Good Onya! program at Cadia Valley Operations (CVO) rewards the volunteering efforts of its workforce in the local community.

When a Newcrest employee or their spouse volunteers 25 hours or more of their personal time during a calendar year to support a disadvantaged group, charity, sporting club, registered organisation or educational organisation, Newcrest will donate $250 to that organisation to recognise their contribution.

In 2014, Newcrest awarded 88 Good Onya! grants of $250 each. Through the program more than 5,134 volunteer hours were contributed and a total of $22,000 was donated to support local charities, sporting, educational and community organisations.


Good Onya! grants for previous years are listed below:

Year Good Onya! grants Total donated Total volunteer hours
2014 88 $22,000 5,134.5
2013 107 $26,000 9,540
2012 132 $30,500 9,282
2011 95 $23,750 5,779
2010 82 $20,500  
2009 78 $19,500  
2008 49 $12,250  
2007 26 $6,500  
2006 25 $6,250  

To view the list of local organisations that received Good Onya grants for each year, please click on the relevant year in the above graph.

Good Onya recipients must not have received any personal financial benefit for the volunteer hours claimed.

Eligible organisations include:

  • Recognised charities or disadvantaged groups (e.g. Salvation Army, Red Cross, Women’s Refuge, Camp Quality, WIRES, RSPCA, etc).
  • Sporting clubs and registered associations (e.g. Blayney Netball Assoc, Orange Tennis Club, Notre Dame Softball Club, Molong Pony Club, etc). In the case of sporting clubs and associations, recipients must serve their volunteer hours in either a committee position or as a principal coach or team manager. Other formal roles will be considered.
  • Community groups (e.g. Rural Fire Brigades, Show Societies, Landcare, Guides/Scouts, CWA, etc).
  • Educational organisations (School P&C, Eisteddfod, PCYC, etc).

For more information, email cadiavalley@newcrest.com.au or contact 0439 490 092.