ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Newcrest Mines, (2011-2014)

ILWS Strategic Research Area
Sustainable Business Development in Regional Australia


Investigators/ Researchers
Prof John Hicks, ILWS (project leader), Dr Branka Krivopic-Skoko, ILWS, A/Prof PK Basu, ILWS & Mr Christopher Sherley, CSU


The aim of this project was to identify through interviews with key stakeholders, the impacts of Newcrest mine on its host communities, for example Cadia's impacts on the Orange/Blayney/Cabonne region. Specifically, the researchers wanted to identify the impacts of the mine politically, economically, socially, technologically, legally and environmentally and use this information in an assessment of how Newcrest meets its social responsibilities.


Hicks, J., Krivopic-Skoko, B., &  Sherley, C. (2012) Friend or foe: Newcrest Mining Limited and its impact on regional development in Australia', Paper presented to the XIII World Congress of Rural Sociology, July 29 to August 4, 2012, Lisbon – Portugal.

A paper for publication is in preparation.


Newcrest mines and its integration with the community could serve as a model for corporate behavior in mining regions.

Prof John Hicks
Charles Sturt University – Albury

February 2015