Newcrest Mining's Cadia Valley Operations is adding a bit of colour to its mining muscle, and it's for a good cause.
Two of Cadia's new underground haul trucks have been brightened up, with one pink and the other blue, an innovative way to improve safety and efficiency but also a way for the mining company to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia respectively.
The smaller truck tubs, to be used for the Cadia East PC2-3 project that would allow haul trucks to access beneath the underground conveyor system, are easily identifiable as conveyor-friendly trucks.
Both trucks are branded with their respective foundation's logo, while Cadia also donated $5,000 to both charities as part of the initiative.
"If the trucks help to prompt any of our people at Cadia to seek medical advice for themselves or a family member, which in turn leads to an early detection and saves a life, then we have a significant contribution to the fight against cancer," Cadia General Manager, Peter Sharpe said.
It's a win for the Cadia team, a win for the local community, and a win for every man affected by prostate cancer.Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia CEO, Professor Jeff Dunn AO
National Breast Cancer Foundation CEO, Professor Sarah Hosking, said research is the key to stopping future breast cancer deaths.
"As the National Breast Cancer Foundation is 10 per cent community funded, we are completely reliant on support from the community and the generosity of our corporate partners like Cadia, so their donations will go a long way to helping us achieve our goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030," Professor Hosking said.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia CEO, Professor Jeff Dunn AO, said they are honoured to partner with Cadia on this game-changing awareness initiative.
"It's a win for the Cadia team, a win for the local community, and a win for every man affected by prostate cancer. Cadia's donation will go towards life-saving research, awareness, and support - our aim is to help all Aussie men win the battle against prostate cancer," Professor Dunn said.
The truck tubs were lined and painted by Whittaker Contracting and the branding artwork was completed by McSigns.
Haul trucks are primarily used during mine development to transport waste rock to the surface.
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