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Cadia opens its doors to celebrate 20 years of operation

Cadia opens its doors to celebrate 20 years of operation

 Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley Operations is excited to invite you to its next fun-filled Open Day, fit for the whole family on Saturday, 6 April 2019 from 8:30-2:30pm leaving exclusively from Blayney.

The open day provides an opportunity for the community to experience firsthand the surface mining operations at one of Australia’s largest underground gold mines.

Cadia General Manager, Peter Sharpe said this years’ Open Day will provide residents and visitors with a real insight into how the mine operates.

“We recognise that people want to know about the work that we do at Cadia, and this is our way of opening our doors and inviting the community in to learn more about our operation,” Peter said.

“This year the theme of our Open Day is a celebration of past and future – we have now been mining in the Cadia District for 20 years and while we have come a long way in mining, we are also very excited for our future.”

“Another feature of this years’ event is the separate tours to the Blayney Dewatering Facility – this is an exclusive insight into the final stage of ore processing for our operation, based in Blayney. This facility was opened in 2016 and has not been opened to the public before.”

Buses will depart from Blayney Shire Community Centre every 10 minutes between 8:30-2:30pm, travel to the operation and return to Blayney. Features of the tour will include:

• Expansive machinery display showcasing the site's latest machinery from surface and underground

• Heavy vehicle workshop in action

• Cadia's progressive rehabilitation and site tailings storage facilities

• Panoramic views of the Cadia Open Pit

• Exclusive access to the Blayney Dewatering Facility (separate tour)

The Blayney Community Centre will also house the Cadia Interactive Display Centre, where the community can learn more about Cadia's operations. The Centre will feature the 20 year celebration display, along with a focus on the operation’s future – innovation and technology in mining.

Tickets are available for a gold coin donation online at www.cadiaopenday.com.au or in person at the Orange Visitor Information Centre, or Blayney Shire Council offices. All funds raised from the event will be matched dollar for Dollar by Newcrest and will be donated to CanAssist Blayney*.

All visitors must abide by a zero alcohol and drug limit and must wear long trousers, enclosed shoes and a sleeved shirt. Cadia is also offering dedicated disability bus tours to ensure everyone has the ability to visit the mine.

CanAssist is committed to ensuring that all country people, regardless of where they live, have access to cancer treatment and care. By providing support for accommodation and financial assistance to people from rural and regional areas, they ensure that country people are given the same opportunities and choices about the kind of treatment they receive as people in city centres.

This year the Cadia Open Day will support CanAssist Blayney Branch, a very active and passionate group dedicated to ensuring their local community has access to support when cancer affects their lives.

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