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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.

Environmental Overview

At Cadia Valley Operations (CVO), Newcrest manages potential environmental impacts in line with ISO 14001 - Environmental Management Systems. The EMS ensures that environmental management across site is planned, controlled, monitored, recorded and audited using tools and systems that drive continual improvement.

The EMS integrates the Newcrest environmental policy, Newcrest environmental standards, identified impacts and risks and obligations at CVO to develop an Environmental Strategy. The Strategy describes the way Newcrest manages the identified environmental issues through objectives and targets and the relationships of management plans, programs, procedures and other documents.

 

“Newcrest is committed to achieving an excellent standard of environmental performance in all its business activities”

 

Each of the management plans and programs have been developed in consultation with relevant community groups, government agencies and departments, and are updated as required.

CVO has a team of environmental professionals that facilitate and coordinate the implementation of the EMS, ensuring the site meets all environmental performance requirements. The team is also responsible for environmental monitoring and communicating the results through to the community and workforce. A member of the team is available at all times through a dedicated hotline number, to respond to any environmental issues in a timely manner.

The ongoing identification of environmental aspects and impacts is a key component of the CVO EMS and in driving the continual improvement process.

As a requirement of the Protection of the Environment Operations (POEO) Act and Regulation, CVO has developed a Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP). The PIRMP is a publicly accessible document that outlines CVO's understanding of potential pollution events and its resources and processes to address such an event.

If an emergency pollution incident occurs that threatens the health and safety of humans or the environment, the PIRMP will be used in conjunction with the CVO Crisis Management and Recovery Plan and Emergency Management Plan. A full version of the PIRMP is available at CVO and is readily available upon request to any authorised officers or other persons responsible for implementing the plan.

A public summary of the Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP) for Cadia Valley Operations is provided in the report below. It contains;

·         Contact details and procedures for contacting authorities

·         Mechanisms for communicating with the community

·         Mechanisms to minimise the risks to human health

 

 File Description Size Published
CVO Pollution Incident Response Management Plan - Public Summary  912 KB  04/09/2014

 

 

 

 

CVO Environmental Strategies and plans

 File Description Size Published
CVO Environmental Management Strategy 2.46 MB 04/09/2014
CVO Rehabilitation Strategy 985 KB 03/06/2013
CVO Water Management Plan 9.6 MB 12/01/2015
 
CVO Land and Biodiversity - Landscape Management Plan and Appendices 22.7 MB 14/07/2017

 

 

 

 

 

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