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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

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:

  • The Environmental Assessment Cadia East Project (2 volumes), dated June 2009 as modified by the:

Cadia East Project – Response Submissions, dated 17 November 2009;

Cadia East Project – Biodiversity Offset, dated 28 September 2009;

Modification 1: Cadia Hill Decline Environmental Assessment, dated July 2010;

Modification 2: Blayney Dewatering Facility Environmental Assessment, dated August 2010;

Modification 3: Concentrate and Return Water Pipeline Modification Environmental Assessment, dated June 2011;

Modification 4: Cadia East Surface Preconditioning Program Environmental Assessment, dated February 2014;

Modification 5: Cadia East Surface Blasthole Preconditioning Program Environmental Assessment, dated July 2014;

Modification 6: Cadia Valley Operations Processing Rate Modification Environmental Assessment, dated March 2015, and associated response to submissions;

Modification 7: Cadia Valley Operations Biodiversity Area Offset Modification Environmental Assessment, dated May 2015;

Modification 8: Administrative Changes

Modification 9:Cadia Valley Operations Surface Preconditioning and On-Site Warehouse Modification Environmental Assessment, dated February 2017;  

Modification 10: Cadia Valley Operations Molybdenum Recovery Plant Relocation Modification Environmental Assessment, dated February 2018;

Modification 11: Cadia Valley Operations In-Pit Tailings Modification Environmental Assessment, dated March 2018, and associated response to submissions;

Modification 12: Cadia Valley Operations, Cadia Hill Tailings Continuation Modification Statement of Environmental Effects, dated August 2018; and

Modification 13: Cadia Valley Operations, Cadia Hill Tailings Completion – Modification Report, dated September 2019.

  • 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