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					Beyond the Mine
- Australia and New Zealand




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Contents

Introduction to the Report        1
Our Operations                    3
Our Approach to Sustainability   19
Our People                       23
Environment                      35
Communities                      69
Introduction to the Report



Welcome to the Newmont Asia Pacific (APAC) sustainability report
for Australia and New Zealand. This report acts as a scorecard of
our achievements and challenges in meeting our commitment to
the community, government and our shareholders to demonstrate
leadership in environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

Newmont is a member of the Minerals Council of Australia and a founding
signatory to the principles of Enduring Value - the Australian Minerals
industry framework for Sustainable Development.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI, globalreporting.org) G3 guidelines
were used as a framework in the preparation of this report to provide
effective and transparent engagement with our stakeholders.

This report reflects Newmont’s programs and performance for its Australian
and New Zealand operations, which are overseen at the regional level by
Newmont’s Asia Pacific Regional Management Team, in Perth, Australia.
Newmont also publishes a corporate sustainability report in May of each
year, which can be found at www.newmont.com.

This report focuses on our Tanami Operations in the Northern Territory,
the Jundee Operation, near Wiluna in Western Australia, and Waihi Gold
in New Zealand, as well as our Western Australian joint venture projects,
Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mine (KCGM), and the Boddington Gold
Mine Expansion Project.

Individual reports for each of our Australian operations have been
combined this year to create the first Newmont APAC sustainability
report for our Australian and New Zealand Operations.




NB: Activities in this report relate to the period 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008.
Where figures published in this report fluctuate throughout the year, the figure provided
is accurate as at 31 December 2008.




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Our Operations




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    APAC Operational Overview



    Founded in 1921 and publicly          It is a joint venture partner with
    traded since 1925, Newmont            Barrick Gold Australia in the
    Mining Corporation (NMC)              Kalgoorlie Super Pit (managed
    (newmont.com) is one of the largest   by KCGM), in Western Australia,
    gold companies in the world.          and owns 66.7 per cent of the US
                                          $2.6-$2.9 billion Boddington Gold
    Headquartered in Denver, Colorado,
                                          Mine Expansion Project, due to
    the company has approximately
                                          commence production in mid-2009.
    35,000 employees and contractors
    globally, with the majority working   In New Zealand, Newmont operates
    at Newmont’s core operations in       the Favona underground mine and
    the United States, Australia, Peru,   the Martha Open Pit Mine in Waihi.
    Indonesia and Ghana. NMC is           In the first quarter of 2009,
    the only gold company listed in       Newmont secured $1.7 billion
    the S&P 500 Index and in 2007         in additional liquidity to improve
    became the first gold company         its financial flexibility and purchase
    selected to be part of the Dow        the remaining 33.33 percent
    Jones Sustainability World Index.     interest in the Boddington project.

    The company has interests in          The regional office for Newmont’s
    four gold projects in Australia       APAC Operations in Australia,
    including the Tanami Operations       New Zealand and Indonesia,
    in the Northern Territory’s Tanami    is in Subiaco, Western Australia,
    Desert, and the Jundee Operation,     located within the greater Perth
    near Wiluna in Western Australia.     metropolitan area.




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    2008 Production Overview



    Gold sales for Australia and New                         However this was offset to some
    Zealand in 2008 were about                               extent by higher than expected
    1.2 million ounces at costs                              production at Jundee and Waihi.
    applicable to sales averaging                            Costs applicable to sales were
    $552 an ounce. Gold sales                                significantly lower than expected
    were slightly lower than expected                        due to higher sales at Jundee, lower
    because of lower ore grades at                           diesel costs, and more favourable
    Tanami and KCGM and the closure                          Australian dollar exchange rates
    of the Nimary Mill at Jundee.                            during the fourth quarter of 2008.




                                                                                               REVENuE
                            AVERAGE                     GOlD                                                   mATERiAl miNED    mATERiAl millED
                                                                         GOlD sOlD             (000 AuD
                           ORE GRADE                  pRODucED                                                    (000 DRy           (000 DRy
                                                                          (000 Oz)           ExcEpT WAihi
                          (Oz/TONNE) [1]               (000 Oz)                                                shORT TONNEs)      shORT TONNEs)
                                                                                              = 000 NzD)



     siTE                2007         2008         2007      2008       2007    2008        2007      2008     2007     2008     2007      2008


     Boddington              NA           NA           NA         NA      NA         NA        NA        NA       NA       NA       NA        NA


     Jundee               0.174        0.241          291         378     298        377   253,247   399,942    7,436    1,145    1,827     1,636


     KCGM                 0.054        0.055          628         612     646        608   534,220   646,908   43,359   46,332    6,527     6,416


     Tanami               0.147        0.125          427         367     439        365   363,522   381,174    2,032    2,172    3,029     3,137


     Waihi                0.173        0.153            85        144      93        141    87,962   176,353    4,373    2,664      550     1,067


    [1] To convert to grams per tonne, multiply by 28.349




    Production Overview




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    Tanami




    Newmont’s Tanami Operations            The Callie underground mine at DBS     All personnel work on a fly-in
    are located on Aboriginal freehold     produced 367,000 ounces of gold        fly-out (FIFO) schedule.
    land in the Northern Territory’s       in 2008 and reported 1.5 million
                                                                                  Newmont is investigating ways to
    Tanami Desert and include a            ounces of gold reserves at year-end.
                                                                                  create better efficiencies and extend
    processing facility at the Granites,   The company maintains one              the life of the mine beyond 2015.
    540km northwest of Alice Springs,      main camp at the Granites and
    an underground mine at Dead                                                   The Tanami Operations Optimisation
                                           a smaller closure camp at the
    Bullock Soak (DBS), 40km               Tanami Mill. The main camp             Project (TOOP) is now in the
    west of the Granites, an open          houses 199 Newmont employees           feasibility stage of capital
    pit undergoing closure at              and 506 contractors as well as         expenditure assessment and
    Groundrush, 140km north                130 to 170 short-term contractors/     examines the potential cost and
    of the Granites, and the Tanami        projects personnel. The Tanami         production efficiencies gained
    Mill, also undergoing closure,         Mill camp houses on average            by options such as moving the
    45km southwest of Groundrush.          20 personnel per week.                 accommodation village and process




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plant, reducing our cyanide usage,
and changing our method of hauling
ore from the base of the mine.

Work is also underway to negotiate
land access with the Traditional
Owners, the Warlpiri people,
and to progress the necessary
permits and government approvals.




                                     9
     Jundee Operations




     Newmont’s Jundee Operation in        ore veins. More than 4.4 million      In line with Newmont’s approach
     the Eastern Goldfields of Western    ounces of gold has been mined         to environmental stewardship and
     Australia (NJO) is about 800km       at Jundee since the operation         social responsibility, Jundee has
     north east of Perth, with a fly-in   began in late 1995.                   a well advanced closure plan
     fly-out (FIFO) workforce of 155                                            and has already committed to
                                          In 2008 Jundee produced
     Newmont employees and 373                                                  an ongoing works program that
                                          378,000 ounces of gold. It had        encompasses both closure and
     contactor staff.
                                          proven and probable reserves          progressive rehabilitation at
     Its nearest neighbour is the pre-
                                          of 1.3 million ounces.                several exhausted open pits
     dominately Indigenous community
                                          Although the current life of mine     and the recently decommissioned
     of Wiluna, approximately 50km
                                                                                Nimary operating facilities.
     north east of the mine.              is 2013, Jundee has successfully
     Originally a series of open pits,    and consistently replaced its
     Jundee is now an underground         reserves for many years and as
     operation producing gold from        such we are confident the operation
     a number of very thin high grade     will continue past this time.




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     Boddington Gold Mine




     Boddington Gold Mine (BGM)            Capital investment in the project       Boddington is due to commence
     has been an important part of         is US$2.6 to US$2.9 billion with        operations in mid-2009. It is the
     Boddington and the Peel region        expected average annual gold            only major mining operation
     since 1987 when the original          production of approximately             located on the ‘door step’ of an
     mining project commenced.             one million ounces for the first        Australian capital city, and when
                                           five years of operation, and an         in full production, will be Australia’s
     Mining ceased in December 2001
                                           expected mine life in excess of         largest gold producer. BGM is
     and the operation moved into          20 years. Boddington will also
                                                                                   about 130km south east of
     care and maintenance until the        produce approximately 30,000
                                                                                   Perth, and 16km from the town
     expansion was announced in            to 35,000 tonnes of copper per
                                                                                   of Boddington.
     February 2006 by then BGM             year for the first five years. It has
     owners Newmont Boddington             reserves estimated at 20 million        BGM has adopted a hire-local
     Limited (66.67%) and AngloGold        ounces at the end of 2008               policy for its operational workforce
     Ashanti Australia Limited (33.33%).   (on a 100 per cent basis).              of an estimated 650 to 800 people.




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The target is for up to 65 per cent
of this workforce to live within
50km of Boddington, as residential
developments and supporting
infrastructure develop over time.




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     KCGM



     The Super Pit is a famous landmark      a workforce of 669 employees
     in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 600km east       and 343 contractors, most of
     of Perth. Known as the Golden Mile,     whom live in the local community
     the Super Pit was originally a jigsaw   of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
     of leases held in separate hands
                                             Super Pit assets include the
     since 1893 when gold was
                                             Fimiston Open Pit (Super Pit),
     discovered in Kalgoorlie by Paddy
                                             Mt Charlotte Underground Mine,
     Hannan. An amalgamation of the
                                             Fimiston Mill and Gidji Roaster.
     leases was completed in 1989 and
     the Golden Mile became known            The Super Pit reported estimated

     as the Fimiston Open Pit. Today,        proven and probable reserves of

     it is the Super Pit and it stretches    8.84 million ounces at year end.

     3.8km along the length of the           Approval was sought in 2008 for
     town and 1.35km wide at a               the Golden Pike layback which will
     depth of 500m.                          deepen the Super Pit to 600 metres,
                                             establish additional waste dumps
     The Super Pit is managed by
                                             with a capacity of 140 million tonnes
     Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold
                                             of waste rock and expand the
     Mines Pty Ltd (KCGM) on behalf
                                             tailings storage facilities.
     of joint venture partners Newmont
     Australia and Barrick Gold Australia.   This project has the potential to
     The operation produced 612,000          extend the life of the gold mine
     ounces of gold in 2008 and has          by at least five years from 2012.




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     Waihi Gold



     Newmont Waihi Gold operates            Mining in the Martha pit resumed
     the Martha open pit and Favona         in 1987 and the Favona under-
     underground mines in the coastal       ground operation began in 2004,
     town of Waihi, about 150km south       producing ore from stopes since
     of Auckland in New Zealand’s           2006. Martha and Favona produce
     North Island.                          an average of 100,000 ounces
                                            of gold and 750,000 ounces of
     The township of Waihi has 4,700
                                            silver annually. Total production
     residents and is built ontop of an
                                            in 2008 was 144,000 ounces
     historical mining area which dates
                                            of gold and 568,000 ounces
     back to 1878 and includes seven
                                            of silver.
     vertical shafts and 175 kilometres
     of tunnels on 15 horizontal levels     At the end of 2008 Waihi had
     at a depth of up to 600 metres.        produced a total of two million
                                            ounces of gold and had 0.36
     By the time the original Martha mine
                                            million ounces of proven and
     closed in 1952, it was recognised
                                            probable gold reserves.
     as one of the most important gold
     and silver mines in the world and      Together the Martha and Favona
     had produced 5.6 million ounces        mines support a direct work-
     of gold and 38.4 million ounces        force of 135 employees and
     of silver.                             215 contractors.




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Our Approach to Sustainability



At Newmont we recognise that our success is inextricably linked
to our ability to ensure the health and safety of our employees,
and to develop, operate and close mines in a manner which
provides long-term social, environmental and economic benefit
to the communities in which we operate.

This is achieved by integrating sustainable development principles
into the mine life cycle.

We endeavour to demonstrate leadership in safety, environmental
stewardship and social responsibility by maintaining high standards
for protecting human health and the environment, and working
in cooperation with local communities and governments.

We work closely with government, industry and the community
to provide business and employment opportunities, and support
education, training and health programs.

We are also working with global stakeholders to address
international challenges such as climate change, water usage
and waste disposal.

Newmont is a signatory to a number of sustainability initiatives
including the Australian Minerals Industry framework for Sustainable
Development, Enduring Value, the International Cyanide Management
Code, and the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program. In 2008
Newmont made significant progress to secure ISO 14001 and
OHSAS 18001 certification for its APAC operations.




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     Management Systems and Processes



     The integrated                                The APAC IMS allows us to            A regional risk manager and
     management system                             manage HSLP and ESR risks            regional HSLP trainer
                                                   effectively, comply with host        were appointed to address
     Newmont’s APAC operations
                                                   country legislation and Newmont      opportunities for improvement
     have an Integrated Management
                                                   standards, and provides the          identified in risk management,
     System (APAC IMS) which
                                                   framework for continuous             auditing, contracting, change
     supports its Health, Safety and
                                                   improvement in HSLP and              management, and training
     Loss Prevention (HSLP) and
                                                   ESR performance.                     and awareness.
     Environment and Social
                                                   Through the use of APAC IMS,         Work is continuing to standardise
     Responsibility (ESR) standards.
                                                   we aim to:                           the information technology
     These standards define the
                                                                                        systems that support the
     intentions and principles for                 •   Build awareness and
                                                                                        APAC IMS. Databases to
     HSLP and ESR performance.                         accountability of ESR and
                                                       HSLP issues so we can            manage occupational health
     Our IMS is also aligned to                        better manage the impact         and hygiene and environmental
     the International Management                      of mining and mineral            data, risk management and
     Standards for Occupational                        processing activities;           legal requirements and other
     Health and Safety OHSAS 18001                                                      commitments were implemented.
                                                   •   Create a culture of              Meanwhile, existing global systems
     and Environment ISO 14001.
                                                       continuous improvement;
                                                                                        for accident, incident and hazard
     Independent auditors were                     •   Minimise workplace injuries,     reporting, corrective and
     engaged during 2008 to measure                    illness and risks resulting      preventative action management,
     the effectiveness of the APAC                     in zero fatalities;              performance management and
     IMS and continue our work                                                          training records are becoming
                                                   •   Improve our environmental
     toward achieving certification                                                     embedded within APAC operations.
                                                       and social performance in
     to OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001.                     line with the principles of      Waihi completed a certification
     The certification process is similar              sustainable development          audit in November 2008 and
     to the previous “Five Star” internal              to build our reputation and      has been recommended for
     assessment program for HSLP                       support our ability to operate   certification to OHSAS 18001
     and ESR performance.                              now and in the future.           and ISO 14001.




              AchiEVED           plANNED


                                     2008                2009                   2010

      Waihi

      Jundee

      Tanami

      Boddington



     Timeline for OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 Certification for APAC Operations




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Our People


Newmont’s first commitment is to the health and wellbeing
of our workforce. We measure our success as a company
and an industry leader by the impact we have on the lives
of our employees, their families and the communities who
surround our operations.

We are pleased to report that no one was seriously injured
at our operations in Australia or New Zealand during 2008.
There was also an overall reduction in the severity rate of Lost
Time Injuries (LTI) with significant achievements including five
million LTI-free man hours at the Boddington Gold Mine
Expansion Project and three million hours LTI-free at KCGM.

These results continue the trend of the last few years. However,
the rate of improvement has begun to plateau and we saw a
slight increase in LTIs at Jundee and Tanami during the year.

The focus during 2008 was to align Corporate and Regional
Strategic Plans with site Operational Health, Safety and Loss
Prevention plans. The objective is to improve the effectiveness
of controls for areas of significant risk identified in audits and
through accident/incident data.




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     Our People



     In 2008, Corporate Governance       •   Reviewed and implemented               •   Completed Governance
     Audits and Occupational Health          risk management processes                  Audits (against the HSLP
     and Safety Assessment Series            including training and annual              Management Standards)
     (OHSAS) 18001 Audits were               site risk reviews at all operations,       using Corporate HSLP
     conducted, complementing                                                           support for Jundee; Tanami;
                                         •   Developed and implemented
     internal site auditing.                                                            and Waihi operations,
                                             baseline health exposure
     Trending of the causal analysis         monitoring programs including          •   Auditor training courses
     of potential fatal occurrences          health and hygiene audits                  conducted during August
     was completed for all 2007              of all operations, completion              by SAI in conjunction with
     Newmont accident and incident           of health risk assessments,                the rollout of the IMS and
     data. From this and other               implementation of the health               included instruction in lead
     information, our Regional               exposure database, and                     auditing, HSLP management
     Strategic Plan was developed,           training of occupational                   systems, and environmental
     with 2008 achievements including:       health and hygiene personnel,              management systems auditing.

     • Increased HSLP                    •   Revised and implemented the
         Regional Resources,                 accident investigation process,




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Timeout for Safety



Newmont APAC’s employee health                        constructive safety issues), daily                     As a result, there was an increase
and safety program complements                        safety meetings for reporting                          in the overall number of reportable
the company’s global strategy and                     safety issues and rating safety                        injuries, however, we are pleased
addresses safety issues from both                     performance, and monthly safety                        to report a decrease in the severity
a systems and people perspective.                     presentations, are contributing                        rate - measured by the amount of
                                                      to our improving health and                            time a person is unable to work
Newmont has introduced a                                                                                     or complete their normal tasks.
                                                      safety performance.
number of new initiatives to improve
                                                      In 2009, we will take our focus                        Jundee maintained a good safety
onsite health and safety, including
                                                      on safety to the next level - from                     record in 2008 with a decrease
“safety time outs,” where the entire
                                                                                                             in the number of reportable
operations are shut down so                           awareness to integration.
                                                                                                             injuries and a significant decrease
employees can gather in their                         The table below shows 2007                             in severity rate.
respective work teams to discuss                      and 2008 performance figures.
health and safety issues, and                                                                                The number of reportable injuries
                                                      This does not apply to Boddington
                                                                                                             increased slightly at KCGM in
recommend improvement                                 which is in transition from
                                                                                                             2008 coinciding with an increase
initiatives to management.                            construction to operations.
                                                                                                             in workforce numbers. KCGM
Many of these recommendations,                        The number of staff and contractors                    also recorded a decrease in the
such as allowing more time                            working at the Boddington project                      severity rate of incidents.
for the identification of risks,                      peaked at 3282 at the end of 2008                      Similar results were recorded
have been implemented.                                compared to 1426 in December                           at Tanami with the number of
These, along with ongoing                             2007. Contractors were working                         reportable injuries increasing
initiatives such as SafeCheck                         on high-risk construction activities                   as workforce numbers increased.
(individual safety questionnaire prior                while Newmont continued its                            Reportable injuries increased
to commencing a task), SafeDril                       recruitment of permanent staff                         by one at Waihi in 2008.
(random behaviour observations                        in preparation for commencement                        The severity rate decreased
which aim to identify positive or                     of operations.                                         at both Tanami and Waihi.




                           BODDiNGTON [1]                   JuNDEE                     KcGm                        TANAmi                     WAihi

                          2007         2008          2007            2008       2007          2008         2007             2008       2007           2008

 Total Reportable
                          1.16         1.56          3.68            3.06       0.94          1.06          3.31            3.64       0.94           1.10
 Accident Freq Rate [2]


 Severity Rates [3]       14.94        14.47        93.55         47.47         5.38          3.12         114.14           83.7       4.71           3.98


 Fatalities                0             0             0              0           0             0            0               0          0              0




[1] Boddington 2007 and 2008 performance data includes construction and operations.
[2] Total Reportable Accident Frequency Rate (TRAFR): The number of medical injuries/illnesses plus the number
    of restricted duty injuries/illnesses plus the number of lost time injuries/illnesses plus the number of fatalities
    multiplied by 200,000 and divided by the total number of exposure hours.
[3] Severity Rate: The number of days lost plus the number of days of restricted duty multiplied by 200,000
    and divided by the total number of exposure hours; interchangeable with Severity Measure.

                                                                                                                             Health and Safety Performance




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     Employee Wellbeing



     Newmont APAC has a combined             relaxation while those on 14 day        Upgrades to accommodation
     workforce of about 6400 employees       shifts have a seven day break.          and amenities at Tanami are
     and contractors across its Australian                                           offered to employees based
                                             This lifestyle can be both physically
     and New Zealand sites and joint                                                 on length-of-service. Couples
                                             and emotionally taxing, particularly
     venture operations. We actively                                                 and families working together
                                             where the employee is separated
     promote the development of our                                                  are offered compatible shifts
                                             from partners and children for
     people in pursuit of excellence and                                             and accommodation.
                                             these extended periods.
     reward creativity, a determination
                                             Newmont continually reviews             Our workforce at KCGM and
     to excel and a commitment to
                                             its services and amenities to           Waihi are predominantly residents
     action. Integrity, trust, respect
                                             improve onsite living conditions,       of the local community.
     and teamwork as well as honest
     and transparent communication           encourage couples to work together      Boddington operated during
     are among our core values.              and make travel to and from site        2008 with a workforce that
                                             more comfortable.                       peaked at 3282 contractors
     Tanami and Jundee are 24-hour
     operations with a workforce that is     We progressively upgrade the            and employees, many of whom
     drawn from surrounding centres and      catering and support services at        live in the accommodation village
     throughout Australia. Employees         Jundee to reflect community and         or in towns less than 50km from
     live at a site accommodation village    social expectations. We are also        the Boddington community centre.
     for either nine or 14 days before       working to improve communication        In the latter months of the year,
     returning to their homes and            between the site and families and       some contractors were transported
     families. Workers on a nine-day         encourage site visits for important     to the site by bus from outlying
     shift spend five days on rest and       family and social occasions.            areas up to one hour away.




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Employee Retention



Attracting and retaining quality staff            This process identifies opportunities                remain competitive within
was a major challenge for Newmont                 for employees to participate in                      the mining industry.
APAC during 2008 as the boom                      training and other activities that
                                                                                                       Newmont APAC employees
economy experienced throughout                    will assist in advancing their
                                                                                                       working for Australian or
Australia and New Zealand saw                     career plan aspirations.
                                                                                                       New Zealand operations
the labour market tighten further
                                                  The 2008 focus was on continuing                     also receive comprehensive
and mining companies compete
                                                  development of technical and                         family health insurance.
for a limited number of skilled
                                                  operational skills with a particular
tradespeople and professionals.                                                                        A review of the staff performance
                                                  focus on developing supervisory
                                                                                                       management tracking system
Newmont APAC’s approach                           skills through the Newmont
to career development places                                                                           which is linked to bonus payments
                                                  Supervisor Training Program.
considerable emphasis on                                                                               and career advancement was
in-house training and mentoring                   In July 2008 Newmont APAC moved                      also undertaken during 2008
and providing opportunities                       from a Market Equity Allowance                       and will be implemented in 2009.
for existing employees to                         Program to “job pricing”.
                                                                                                       As part of this, Newmont
advance within the company.                       This approach compares employee                      introduced the leadership pipeline
Career planning initiatives                       salary conditions for each discipline                which links individual goals and
included setting clear objectives                 with those on offer in the Australian                objectives to the company’s
and targets for all employees                     market. It takes into consideration                  strategic plan and outlines what
and the establishment of                          skills and experience and ensures                    is required by individuals to influence
individual development plans.                     all Newmont APAC operations                          their personal bonus payment.




                                 Expenditure on
                                                                                                                 Average hours of Training
                           Training and Development                  hours of Training provided
                                                                                                              provided per Employee (hrs) [1]
                           (AuD except Waihi = NzD)



                          2007                  2008                 2007                 2008                  2007                  2008


 Boddington             106,166             1,110,597                7,528               34,790                  41                    70


 Jundee                 380,000              449,121                 8,832                9,920                  68                    64


 KCGM                 1,000,000              201,203               36,500                NM [2]                  62                   NM


 Tanami                 951,581              210,310                 9,907                6,988                  56                    35


 Waihi (NZD)            110,942               98,180                 4,490                4,510                  40                    33



[1] Calculated as “Training Hours Provided” / “number of employees” (NB excludes contractors)     [2] Not Measured




                                                                                                                       Training and Development




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     Workforce Breakdown



     Newmont is an equal opportunity                    Newmont directly employed               cent as middle management
     employer and strives to promote                    1920 people in 2008 and had 4467        and one per cent as senior
     diversity by providing a culture of                contractors working at its Australian   management.
     flexibility, trust and understanding.              and New Zealand operations.
                                                                                                There are a number of women
     Our commitment is to provide                       Newmont has maintained                  working as truck drivers and
     employment and enterprise                          an average ratio of three male          machine operators and in the
     opportunities for local communities                to one female employee at its           areas of environment, closure
     where possible, and in that vein,                  Australian and New Zealand              and rehabilitation, but the difficulty
     we have adopted a buy-local                        operations although the majority        of balancing family with 12-hour
     hire-local policy at BGM. We have                  of women continue to be employed        days, rotating shifts and a fly-in
     also committed to a target of 65                   in administrative and support           fly-out lifestyle means many of these
     percent local employees (within                    service roles.                          women quit operational mining
     50km from the mine) and to provide                                                         when they marry or have children.
     opportunities for 100 employees                    Men comprise 76 per cent of all
                                                                                                Newmont will continue to investigate
     from the Gnaala Karla Booja                        our direct employees1, and 83 per
                                                                                                flexible work options to encourage
     Traditional Owner group within five                cent of our contractors. Overall
                                                                                                participation of women in all areas
     years of commencing operations.                    the number of women employees
                                                                                                of our mining operations.
                                                        working at sites has increased
     BGM had recruited 497 permanent
                                                        from 215 in 2007 to 298 in 2008,
     employees by the end of 2008,
                                                        however the overall percentage
     of whom 120 lived within 50km of
                                                        of employees that were female
     Boddington. Of the 497 employees,
                                                        decreased from 26 per cent
     84 were women, and 15 were
                                                        to 24 per cent.
     Indigenous. Of the 84 women,
     13 were in positions ranked as                     Of these, 20 per cent are classified
     front line management.                             as frontline management, five per




        siTE                                     2007                         2008


        Boddington                               18%                          20%

        Jundee                                   34%                          25%


        KCGM                                     29%                          33%


        Perth                                    14%                          18%


        Tanami                                   22%                          21%


        Waihi                                    3%                            4%


        Overall                                  20%                          20%



     APAC Employee Turnover (Rolling 12 Months)


     1 Data for KCGM was unavailable for 2008.




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                                   Employees                    contractors                             Total
        siTE
                           2007                2008     2007                  2008          2007                2008


Boddington                 185                 497      1,241                 2,785         1,426               3,282


Jundee                     130                 155      422                   373            552                 528


KCGM                       589                 669      432                   343           1,021               1,012


Perth                      215                 262       14                    32            229                 294


Tanami                     177                 202      659                   719            836                 921


Waihi                      112                 135      225                   215            337                 350


Total                      1,408               1,920    2,993                 4,467         4,401               6,387



                                                                                                   APAC Workforce Breakdown




% OF mANAGEmENT ThAT is FEmAlE             BODDiNGTON   JuNDEE                pERTh         TANAmi              WAihi


Senior Management (109+)                         0%       0%                   15%           0%                  0%

Middle Management (105-108)                      10%     22%                   11%           0%                  8%


Frontline Management (103-104)                   13%     13%                   44%           14%                 17%




                                                                                                        Women in Management




                                                                                            Male
                                                                                      76%   Employees
                                                                                            Female
                                                                                      24%   Employees



                                                                                              2008 Females in the Workforce




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     Human Rights



     The year 2008 was the                        dealings with employees and others     human Rights
     60th birthday of the Universal               who are affected by our activities.”   Reported incidents
     Declaration of Human                                                                Newmont APAC monitors
                                                  With the exception of the three
     Rights (UDHR).                                                                      human rights incidents in the
                                                  discrimination claims outlined
     In its most basic form,                      under the section below, Human         categories of discrimination in
     human rights is defined as                   Rights Reported Incidents,             the workforce, child labour,
     demonstrating respect and                    there were no allegations relating     forced and compulsory labour,
     creating an atmosphere of                    to a breach of human rights.           other labour/workforce issues,
     tolerance for employees,                                                            land rights, and security forces.
                                                  About 6500 hours of Human
     contractors, neighbours,                                                            There were three formal allegations
                                                  Rights training was provided
     neighbouring communities                                                            of discrimination at our Australian
                                                  to staff at KCGM, BGM and
     and governments.                                                                    and New Zealand Operations
                                                  the Perth office during 2008.
     Newmont’s management and                     Cross Cultural Awareness               in 2008, of which two related to
     protection of human rights are               training focussing on Indiginous       accusations by contractors of racial
     essential components of our                  history and heritage issues            vilification. All allegations were
     business strategy.                           accounted for 4600 hours               fully investigated and while the
                                                  and was conducted at all               allegations of racial vilification were
     As a member of the International
                                                  the operations.                        not proven, we have committed to
     Council on Mining and Metals
                                                                                         increase Cross Cultural Awareness
     (ICMM), Newmont is publicly                  Training in awareness of harass-
                                                                                         training for contractors in 2009.
     committed to the ICMM’s Principles           ment and bullying was provided
     for Sustainable Development.                 to 80 personnel at our Boddington      The third allegation was resolved
     Principle Three commits our                  and KCGM operations. Our Perth         through mediation.
     company to “uphold fundamental               office provided Equal Opportunity
     human rights and respect for                 training to 76 employees and
     cultures, customs and values in              15 managers.




                                                              Cross Cultural
                                                        71%   Awareness
                                                              Abuse of Drugs
                                                        12%   and/or Alcohol
                                                              Equal Opportunity
                                                         7%   and Human Rights
                                                              Workplace Contact
                                                         6%   Officer
                                                              Harassment
                                                         4%   and Bullying



      A Total of 6,500 hours Was Spent on Human Rights Training in 2008




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Indigenous Employment



Employment and education                10 at the Tanami, five at Jundee                work skills they can carry with them
are recognised as essential to          and one in Perth and maintain                   outside Newmont’s operations.
overcoming the disadvantage             the current 40 at KCGM. In 2009,                The nine-day program was
experienced by many of the              we will also develop an Australian              sponsored by Newmont and is
Traditional Owners connected            Indigenous Employment Strategy.                 modelled on a program which has
to the land in which our operations                                                     proved successful at other sites
                                        In 2008 the number of Indigenous
are based. We also recognise                                                            including Tanami and the closed
                                        personnel that worked directly
that the regimen of mine life can                                                       Woodcutters site, near Darwin.
                                        for Newmont or our permanent
be a barrier to the success of
                                        contractors increased at each site.             The program provides one-
many Indigenous people who gain
                                                                                        on-one training and mentoring
employment at our operations.
                                                                                        for new participants.
                                        prevocational Training
For this reason Newmont APAC has
developed a multi-faceted approach      Prevocational training programs
                                        guarantee Indigenous people,                    Retention
to ensuring Indigenous people share
in the wealth generated by its mining   who successfully complete the                   Providing funding, developing
operations. In 2008 our goal was        course, a job with the mine or                  programs and receiving applications
to increase permanent Indigenous        one of its contractors. In 2008,                for jobs at our sites for Indigenous
members in our Australian work-         Tanami’s prevocational program                  community members does not
force from 134 in December 2007         had 10 trainees from Yuendumu                   guarantee successful retention.
to 150 by the end of 2008.              and three from Alice Springs.                   In remote locations, participants
We exceeded this target with 177        The three-month course is designed              often struggle with the isolation
Indigenous employees at the end         to ease applicants into the routine             from family. A formal mentoring
of 2008. This was in part due to a      of mine life. Two people were                   program has been important
successful pre-vocational training      unable to complete the course.                  in managing these issues and
program at the Tanami Operations.                                                       is recognised as a critical
                                        A new earthworks machinery
                                                                                        retention strategy.
Our goal in 2009 is to increase         operator course established at
the number of Indigenous                Jundee provided people from the                 Career progression, skills
employees by 20 at Boddington,          local Indigenous community with                 development and recognition of




                                           siTE                                  2007                            2008


                                           Boddington                             14                              22

                                           Jundee                                 15                              21


                                           KCGM                                   26                              39


                                           Perth                                  2                                3


                                           Tanami                                 77                              92


                                           Overall                               134                              177


                                        Numbers exclude short term contractors

                                                                                                              Indigenous Personnel




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     cultural differences, customs and      Department of Employment           The NIETS agreement has
     values, and commitment have been       and Work Place Relations.          now been fully acquitted and
     identified as significant factors in   The Agreement committed            the funds Newmont received
     retention of Indigenous people.        Newmont to an employment
                                                                               in 2004 to retain its employees
                                            target of 80 to be recruited
                                                                               continues to be quarantined for
                                            over more than two years.
     Enterprise Development                 The agreement had three            Indigenous employment purposes.
                                            funding components:                In 2008 the fund was used
     Jundee supported the development
     of a local labour hire pool business   •   Administration allocation      to appoint an Indigenous
     out of Wiluna during 2008. Nooda           of $400,000                    Employment Coordinator and
     Aboriginal Labour Hire Service         •   Training allocation            undertake Indigenous Assessment
     provides work for local residents          of $144,000                    Workshops for the Boddington
     of Wiluna and creates opportunities                                       Gold Mine.
                                            •   Retention allocation of more
     for people to build their skills in
                                                than $1 million dollars
     general mining work.
                                            It was through this agreement      local skills Assessment
                                            that Newmont was able to develop
     National indigenous Education                                             A series of practical assessments
                                            a partnership with Aboriginal
     Training scheme (NiETs)                                                   was held during 2008 to test
                                            Business Kepa Kurl and roll out
     In 2004 Newmont signed an              a National Cross Cultural          skills and aptitude of 70 Gnaala
     agreement committing to a National     Awareness Training Program,        Karla Booja people who had
     Indigenous Employment Strategy         which in 2004 alone attracted      expressed interest in working
     with the Commonwealth                  more than 500 participants.        at the Boddington Gold Mine.




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The assessment centres were           testing which provides an insight        workers. About 10 candidates
funded by BGM with the support        into personality types and suitability   were working in mines elsewhere.
of the Traditional Owner Liaison      to different areas of work.
                                                                               Those people who were not
Committee (TOLC) as part of our       The workshops were run by                offered a position in the first
commitment under the Community        Noongar business, Aboriginal             quarter were referred to appropriate
Partnership Agreement (CPA),          Challenge Employment                     agencies for skills development
to provide opportunities for          Services (ACES).                         and case management support,
100 Indigenous people.                                                         as part of the Regional Partnership
                                      Applicant experience ranged
Not all those looking for work have                                            Agreement with government,
                                      from Government agency
experience or formal qualifications                                            industry and Traditional Owners.
                                      managers, former Aboriginal and
in mining. The assessment centres     Torres Strait Islander Committee         ACES staff are now trained
allowed people to demonstrate their   (ATSIC) councillors, seasonal farm       and experienced in candidate
approach to problem solving, team     workers, mechanics, university           phone polling, preparation
work and leadership. Applicants       students and graduates, at-home          and assessment as well as
also took part in psychometric        mums and health and school               event management.




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Environment



Demonstrated leadership in environmental stewardship
is the basis on which Newmont’s global reputation is
built and is critical to our ongoing growth and success.

Newmont APAC records all incidents which have an impact
on the environment and gives them a rating from one to
five according to the seriousness of impact, whether actual
or potential.

In 2008 we had five events at level three and above.
The first occurred in February and related to an overflow
of catchment waters at the closed Mt Leyshon Mine,
owned by Leyshon Resources Ltd.

See page 38 for more information.




                                                              35
     Our Environment



     The remaining incidents occurred      the sediment removed, and the           incident was reported to the
     at Waihi. There was a sediment        pond capacity increased.                local regulators despite being
     slurry spill in July which resulted                                           deemed non-reportable
                                           In the fifth event, routine sampling
     in a discharge into a drain off the                                           according to KCGM’s license
                                           indicated selenium concentrations
     mine lease, in an area which is                                               conditions. KCGM was
                                           of 8.5 mg/kg dry weight in some
     part of the Ohinemuri River                                                   subsequently commended
                                           fish flesh. This is above the USEPA
     catchment. Samples taken                                                      for its proactive approach.
                                           Treated Water Discharge consent
     at various points along the           levels of 7.91 mg/kg dry weight.        An infringement notice warning
     river showed there had been           Discharge pipelines were cleaned.       was issued by the Western
     no adverse impact. Regulators         Further testing recorded low in-river   Australian DEC to the Boddington
     were informed and water               selenium levels of <5ppb.               Gold Mine after a sediment release
     control measures were installed                                               to the Thirty-four Mile Brook in
                                           During 2008, a $25,000 fine was
     to prevent a future occurrence.                                               May 2008. The release occurred
                                           levied by the Western Australian        after several significant precipitation
     Water quality in a silt pond for      Department of Environment and           events overwhelmed sediment
     collecting runoff was affected        Conservation (DEC) for a February       controls, which were still under
     when potentially acid forming         2006 process water leak at the          construction. Sediment released
     material was placed on a stockpile    KCGM operations.                        during the incident was confined
     and rehabilitated area. Lime was
                                           A saline water leak occurred            to an undisturbed section of the
     added to neutralise the water.                                                Brook within the mine water
                                           at KCGM’s Mt Percy leases
     The Mill and Water Treatment Plant    in February of 2008. As a con-          management system.
     Collection Pond discharged into       sequence, a minor volume                No sediment left the Project
     the Ohinemuri River following heavy   of water sprayed on to an               Area and it was the quick reaction
     rainfall. This was because storage    adjacent aboriginal reserve –           and remedial measures undertaken
     capacity had reduced due to           an area subject to ongoing              by operations personnel that lead
     sediment build up. To prevent         negotiations between KCGM               to the DEC’s decision to issue a
     a recurrence, stormwater in the       and local stakeholders. Due to          warning instead of taking more
     upper catchment was diverted,         the sensitivity of this area the        stringent regulatory action.




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37
     Mt Leyshon


     The Mt Leyshon mine was closed in 2002 and is owned
     by Leyshon Resources Ltd with Newmont performing
     certain monitoring and maintenance activities.

     Widespread flooding in Queensland in January and
     February 2008 resulted in pond water and runoff
     from the Mt Leyshon Mine flowing into local seasonal
     creeks and streams. The flooding occurred after
     250mm of rain fell at Mt Leyshon in an eight hour
     period, described as a one-in-164 year event.




     Newmont initiated its rapid response   sediment and aquatic ecology from
     team and during the next six months    creeks and streams up to 30km
     worked closely with Leyshon            from the mine, including locations
     Resources Ltd, the Local Shire         along the Broughton and Burdekin
     and landowners, Queensland             rivers, at the request of landowners.
     Environmental Protection Agency        Initial sample analysis showed
     and a range of external technical      elevated dissolved salts and some
     experts, including the Queensland      spikes in heavy metals (cadmium
     University Centre for Mined            and zinc) that exceeded Stock
     Land Rehabilitation.                   Drinking Water Guidelines.
     Newmont commissioned                   By early May, the water quality
     independent environmental              had returned to pre-event levels
     consultants GHD to undertake           and the aquatic ecosystems

     the sampling and analysis as           were found to be typical of
                                            similar seasonal streams.
     part of a report into the long-term
     environmental impact of the            Newmont contacted affected
     incident. Between 20 January           residents and held a number of
     and June 2008, GHD took 540            stakeholder meetings to keep the
     samples of surface water, stream       community informed about local




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water quality and the efforts to      •   upgrades to the
improve site conditions to minimise       pumping systems
the potential for any subsequent      •   upgrades to spillway capacities
releases. Residents concerned
                                      •   construction of diversions
about the impact of the overflow on
water quality were given details of   •   improvements to the site’s
sample results from water on or           comprehensive Incident
near their property.                      Response Action Plan

Newmont invested more than            •   development of an Incident
$5 million in upgrades at the site        Notification Plan

during 2008 to improve water          Further systematic improvements
management. The following works       to the site are planned for 2009
were undertaken:                      and beyond.




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     Certification to the International Cyanide Management Code



     The International Cyanide                     Newmont was one of the first mining      October 2008 at the remaining
     Management Code (Code)                        companies to sign the Code and           sites. Certification requirements
     is a voluntary code that aims                 agree to minimum requirements for        have been built into the design
     to improve the management                     the responsible management of            and the start-up procedures
     of cyanide. The Code provides                 cyanide, from manufacture and            for BGM, due to commence
     a framework for manufacturers,                transportation, to use in the mining     operation in mid-2009.
     transporters and gold mines to                process, through to mine closure.
                                                                                            The Jundee, Waihi and Tanami
     manage cyanide in a way which                 Under the Code, Newmont com-             operations were audited in late 2008
     minimises risks to workers and                mitted to have all its operations        and have been conditionally certified
     the environment and assists in                independently audited by the             to the Code. The audits identified
     reducing community concerns.                  end of 2008, with ongoing                a number of minor actions for the
                                                   audits every three years.                operations to complete before
     Newmont took a leadership role
     in helping to develop the Code,               Newmont’s cyanide manufactures           achieving full certification to the

     which was initiated by the United             are required to be certified to the      Code. Action plans are in place

     Nations Environment Program                   Code and transport companies are         and it is expected that full
                                                   required to demonstrate compliance       compliance will be achieved by
     (UNEP), after a number of incidents
                                                   to code requirements.                    these operations by mid 2009.
     in some industries generated
     concern about the use and                     Audits began at KCGM in March            Further information on the Code
     transport of cyanide.                         2008 and in September and                and a copy of Newmont’s Code




                                                                KilOGRAms cN pER
                                   TONNEs
                                                                TONNE ORE millED



      siTE                2007              2008              2007             2008


      Boddington                 NA                NA                NA                NA


      Jundee                     658               401            0.36             0.25


      KCGM                   4,102            3,748               0.63             0.58


      Tanami                 1,107            1,050               0.37             0.33


      Waihi                      494               891            0.90             0.83




     Sodium Cyanide Use




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Cyanide Usage



audit reports can be found         Usage increased by nearly             reduction in cyanide use at Jundee
at cyanidecode.org                 50 per cent at Waihi, however         of about 40 per cent during 2008.
                                   this is because processing plant
Cyanide usage was about the                                              The amount of cyanide used
                                   utilisation increased during
same at our KCGM and Tanami                                              per tonne of ore milled improved
                                   2008 compared to 2007 where
operations in 2008 compared                                              at all our APAC operations from
                                   it operated at 50 per cent capacity
with 2007. KCGM and Tanami         for four months and was shut          2007 to 2008.
operations are expected to use     down for another three months.        Overall, use of cyanide across
less cyanide in 2009 as a result
                                   The closure of the Nimary Mill        the Newmont APAC operations
of the efficiencies explained in
                                   reduced levels of cyanide in the      group is expected to increase
the following pages.                                                     during 2009 with Boddington
                                   processing circuit, and higher
                                   grade ore contributed to an overall   commencing operations.




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     KCGM First in Newmont
     APAC to Meet Cyanide Code


     Cost savings of about $1.9 million a year are estimated for
     the Kalgoorlie Super Pit, a joint venture project with Barrick
     Gold. The savings are a result of changes made to the
     operation to achieve full compliance with the International
     Cyanide Management Code.

     Among the requirements of the Code is the protection
     of wildlife, and in particular birds, which may come in
     contact with tailings facilities. Code guidance recommends
     a “weak acid dissociable” cyanide (WAD CN) level of no
     more than 50 milligrams per litre, at the discharge pipe,
     for tailings facilities.


     This is regarded as being “generally     Further efficiencies were achieved
     protective” of bird life that may come   by introducing daily maintenance
     in contact with water or tailings that   of the three cyanide analysers,
     contain cyanide.                         a task that takes one person
                                              about two hours a day.
     As part of a review of its cyanide
     management, KCGM investigated            Adding caustic soda to the titration
     reducing the amount of cyanide           cells of the flotation tails leach
     added to the two cyanide flotation       analysers increases the pH to
     leach circuits at the Fimiston plant,    12, where cyanide is most stable.
     from 200 milligrams per litre to         This has made cyanide measure-
     between 140 and 160 milligrams.          ment more robust and consistent
                                              and prevents any unnecessary
     The result was a reduction in
                                              over use of cyanide.
     cyanide readings at the Tailings
     Storage Facilities (TSF) to about        Other controls include limiting the
     25 milligrams per litre, well below      maximum flow of cyanide solution
     the 50 milligrams recommended in         to the circuits, using the plant
     the Cyanide Code. This significant       control system, and installing a
     reduction in cyanide has been            second analyser stream to further
     achieved without any reduction           monitor cyanide concentration in the
     in gold recovery rates.                  second tank of each leach circuit.




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Additionally, the sustained low WAD    costs will be lower by $3.96
CN targets at the TSF provided the     million a year.
confidence to abandon plans for an
                                       Further controls are being
expensive cyanide destruction plant,
                                       adapted for mill shutdown
saving the business a $2.2 million
                                       and start up periods to
capital expenditure.
                                       avoid increased cyanide
Not requiring cyanide destruction      concentrations when plant
has ensured that operating             flows are reduced.




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     Air Emissions



     Newmont’s Australian operations       fuel consumption, and type,        •   Reduced fuel consumption at Jundee
     report publicly on emissions          as well as material assay data.
                                                                              •   Increased material moved
     of a range of substances as
                                           KCGM continues to manage               at Boddington
     part of its compliance with the
                                           air emissions in accordance with
     National Pollutant Inventory (NPI).                                      •   Changes in concentration of
                                           its Air Quality Control Program.
     The Australian Government                                                    certain elements in material

     provides a formula to estimate        Factors influencing the                assays at KCGM as well as
     emissions based on data such          variations in estimated                changes in emission factors for
     as the quantity of materials moved,   emissions include:                     the calculations of some emissions.




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            EmissiONs                              2006/07                 2007/08



 OxiDEs OF NiTROGEN (TONNEs)


 Jundee                                                590                    412


 Tanami                                              1,019                   1,073


 KCGM (100%)                                         1,812                   1,800


 Boddington (100%)                                     267                    342


 TOTAl (TONNEs)                                      3,688                   3,627


 sulphuR DiOxiDE (TONNEs)


 Jundee                                                 2.6                    1.5


 Tanami                                                 4.1                    3.2


 KCGM (100%)                                       174,752                 180,062


 Boddington (100%)                                      1.0                    1.5


 TOTAl (TONNEs)                                    174,760                 180,068


 VOlATilE ORGANic cOmpOuNDs (TONNEs)


 Jundee                                               28.5                    19.3


 Tanami                                               49.7                    52.6


 KCGM (100%)                                         144.2                   140.0


 Boddington (100%)                                    28.5                    47.0


 TOTAl (TONNEs)                                      250.9                   258.9


 pARTiculATE mATTER - pm10 (TONNEs)


 Jundee                                                951                    788


 Tanami                                                715                    713


 KCGM (100%)                                         4,096                   4,100


 Boddington (100%)                                   1,518                   4,648


 TOTAl (TONNEs)                                       7,280                 10,249


 mERcuRy (TONNEs)


 KCGM (100%)                                            6.3                    6.3



With the exception of KCGM, Newmont’s Australian operations report
on a financial year basis.

Newmont’s New Zealand operation, Waihi, does not participate in the NPI.

Figures refer to whole-of-operation and not Newmont’s ownership


                                                                                Air Emissions




                                                                                                45
     Climate Change and Energy Efficiency



     Newmont recognises the risks         Disclosure Project. Newmont has        The GGPEP is also consistent with
     and opportunities that climate       been reporting its Australian carbon   the Greenhouse Gas Protocols set
     change presents and the challenges   footprint through the Greenhouse       by the World Business Council on
     associated with moving to a carbon   Challenge Plus program since 1998.     Sustainable Development and World

     constrained economy. Newmont                                                Resources Institute and will ensure
                                          Globally, Newmont has developed
                                                                                 compliance with the new National
     created two new positions in 2008    a Greenhouse Gas Program
                                                                                 Greenhouse and Energy Reporting
     in recognition of the importance     Execution Plan (GGPEP),
                                                                                 (NGER) requirements in Australia.
     of climate change - in Denver,       incorporating an Inventory
     a Global Greenhouse Gas                                                     During 2008, Newmont APAC
                                          Management Plan (IMP).
     Manager and, in the Asia Pacific,                                           developed a plan to better manage
                                          The IMP is designed to provide         and understand our emissions.
     the Manager Climate Change
                                          a consistant approach to carbon        We continually evaluate energy
     and Energy Efficiency.
                                          emissions accounting based on          generating and efficiency solutions
     Newmont is a founding reporter to    internationally accepted standards     across the company that range
     The Climate Registry in the US and   in order to set the foundation for     from fuel switching, solar power and
     also participates in the Carbon      our Greenhouse Gas Program.            mine fleet technology innovation.




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Energy efficiency                      Newmont uses diesel generators for      assessment at Jundee in 2009.
                                       electricity production at the Dead      An EEO assessment is planned
Newmont is investigating options
                                       Bullock Soak (DBS) Gold Mine site       for Boddington in 2010.
to gain energy efficiency and reduce
                                       and the Granites processing site
diesel and other fuel consumption                                              Boddington, KCGM and Waihi
                                       at the Tanami.
and thereby reduce greenhouse                                                  all use indirect energy, or grid
gas emissions as part of the Energy    Solar thermal power generation          electricity, and as such initiatives
Efficiency Opportunities project.      has previously been identified as       are being implemented to
One example it plans to trial          a potential technology to displace      reduce Newmont’s indirect
is reducing generator inlet            site diesel requirements. Feasibility   energy consumption.
temperatures to decrease diesel        investigations are underway at
                                                                               The new process plant at
consumption at the Tanami.             two Newmont sites.
                                                                               Boddington has integrated
Newmont is also investigating          These are some of the opportunities     numerous energy saving
renewable energy options and           identified in our first Energy          technologies, such as High
other alternative fuel sources.        Efficiency Opportunity (EEO)            Pressure Grinding Rollers
At the Tanami, Newmont is              Assessment, conducted at the            (HPGR) in the crushing circuit
examining the feasibility of           Tanami during 2008. Newmont             and high efficiency, high power
solar thermal applications.            will conduct its second EEO             factor motors.




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     2007                                                                                         8.5


                                                                                                           9.2
     2008
              0



                       1.0



                                  2.0



                                              3.0



                                                        4.0



                                                                    5.0



                                                                              6.0



                                                                                            7.0



                                                                                                    8.0



                                                                                                                 9.0



                                                                                                                       10.0
     Total Energy Consumption 2007 and 2008 (Million GJ)




                                ENERGy cONsumpTiON (000 GJ)                   ENERGy cONsumpTiON (GJ/oz)



      siTE                          2007                  2008                      2007                  2008


      Boddington (100%)                 616               1,252                       NA                   NA


      Jundee                       1,717                  1,525                     5.90                  4.03


      KCGM (100%)                  4,314                  4,352                     6.87                  7.11


      Tanami                       1,484                  1,623                     3.48                  4.42


      Waihi                             407                   405                   4.78                  2.81


      TOTAl                        8,538                  9,157                     5.97                  6.10



     Figures above relate to both direct and indirect energy consumption. Three of Newmont’s APAC
     operations – Boddington, KCGM and Waihi - consume indirect energy in the form of grid electricity.




     Energy Consumption by Site (GJ) and GJ/oz Gold Produced




                                                                     69%     Diesel Total


                                                                     16%     Natural Gas


                                                                     14%     Grid Electricity


                                                                      1%     LPG


                                                                      0%     Petrol




     Energy Consumption (GJ) by Type




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Other innovations at                  KCGM is also identifying energy        •   Closure of open pit mines
Boddington include:                   efficiency opportunities as part           at Jundee with production

•   A site power factor of 0.95       of the EEO project.                        now from underground
    using switchable capacitor                                                   operations. This resulted in
                                      As a participant in the EEO
    banks. This enables excess                                                   a large reduction in the volume
                                      program, we are required to
    power to be exported into the                                                of material mined at Jundee
                                      publicly report the results of
    Western Power grid, thereby                                                  including waste rock and hence
                                      the Assessments and our response.
    reducing energy losses.                                                      a reduction in diesel usage.
                                      Refer to the following link for
•   Power consumption information     more details:                          •   The Waihi processing plant
    is used to trend maximum          http://www.newmont.com/en/                 was fully utilised during 2008
    demand changes, which             operations/australianz/social/             compared to 2007 where
    assists in tuning the Plant       APAC_EEO_Public_Report.pdf.                it operated at 50 per cent
    electrical system and
                                      Factors affecting minor increases in       capacity for four months
    optimising efficiencies.
                                      energy consumption, per ounce of           and did not operate for
•   The Plant control system          gold produced during 2008, include:        another three months.
    identifies equipment response
                                      •   Deeper mining at both open         •   Increased construction and
    to changes in the Plant
                                          pit and underground operations,        mining activities at Boddington
    power supply, which enables
    better understanding of the           which increases the energy             during 2008, although with
    effects of power load variation       required to produce each               no ore processing or gold
    on energy efficiency.                 ounce of gold.                         production.




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     climate change                                                of direct and indirect energy at          when Boddington becomes
                                                                   Newmont APAC operations are               fully operational.
     In December 2008, the Australian
                                                                   regularly calculated and monitored.
     government confirmed that                                                                               We have three possible options in
                                                                   This information assists with the
     a Carbon Pollution Reduction                                                                            terms of carbon pollution reduction:
                                                                   identification of opportunities
     Scheme (CPRS) would                                                                                     implementing energy efficiency
                                                                   to reduce emissions and with
     commence from July 2010.                                                                                opportunities, purchasing credits for
                                                                   monitoring the performance of
                                                                                                             carbon pollution at the market rate,
     The government scheme requires                                emission abatement measures.
                                                                                                             or offsetting our carbon footprint
     industry to purchase carbon                                   The greenhouse gas emissions
                                                                                                             through an approved initiative.
     emission permits at a cost per                                associated with direct and indirect
     tonne, yet to be determined.                                  energy sources is presented in            Newmont is committed to
                                                                   the table below.                          pursuing all three options to
     The number of available carbon
                                                                                                             meet our full obligations under
     permits will be reduced annually.                             In 2008 this equated to 845,865
                                                                                                             the CPRS and achieve social
                                                                   tonnes of carbon dioxide
     The NZ Government’s Climate                                                                             and environmental benefits.
                                                                   equivalent emitted each year
     Change Bill, introduced in 2007,
                                                                   from our Australian operations.           Emissions per unit of production
     proposed a similar scheme.
                                                                   It is estimated that this will increase   allow APAC operations to analyse
     Greenhouse gas emissions                                      to approximately 1.7 million tonnes       their emissions intensity. This data
     associated with the consumption                               of CO2 equivalent beyond 2009             is presented in the table below.




               EmissiON TypE                                2007                           2008


      EmissiONs FROm DiREcT ENERGy (tonnes cO2-e)*

      Jundee                                                99,825                        86,654

      Tanami                                              103,404                        113,037

      KCGM (100%)                                         207,878                        218,668

      Waihi                                                 18,443                        13,216

      Boddington (100%)                                     40,191                        80,752

      TOTAl (tonnes cO2-e)                                469,741                        512,327

      EmissiONs FROm iNDiREcT ENERGy (tonnes cO2-e)**

      KCGM (100%)                                         318,998                        293,956

      Waihi                                                  7,852                        11,813

      Boddington (100%)                                      9,269                        27,769

      TOTAl (tonnes cO2-e)                                 336,119                       333,538

      TOTAl EmissiONs - DiREcT AND iNDiREcT

      TOTAl (tonnes cO2-e)                                805,860                        845,865


     Direct Emissions – Emissions from sources owned / controlled by Newmont,
     eg on site power stations and generators, hauls trucks etc.

     Indirect emissions – Emissions from electricity purchased off the grid.


     Carbon Dioxide Emissions 2007 and 2008




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    EmissiON iNTENsiTy
                                       2007                   2008
        iNDicATOR



EmissiONs pER TONNE mATERiAl miNED (kg cO2-e/t)


Jundee                                  13.4                   83.4


Tanami                                  56.1                   57.4


KCGM                                     6.7                    6.1


Waihi                                    6.6                  10.36


Boddington                               5.2                    2.2


TOTAl (GJ/kt material mined)            12.1                    8.3


EmissiONs pER TONNE ORE pROcEssED (kg cO2-e/t)


Jundee                                  54.6                   58.4


Tanami                                  37.6                   39.7


KCGM                                    44.5                   40.0


Waihi                                   52.7                  25.86


Boddington                                    -                      -


TOTAl (GJ/kt ore processed)             63.4                   60.2


EmissiONs pER OuNcE GOlD pRODucED (kg cO2-e/oz)


Jundee                                 343.0                  229.0


Tanami                                 242.0                  308.0


KCGM                                   839.0                  838.0


Waihi                                  309.0                  174.0


Boddington                                    -                      -


TOTAl (GJ/oz gold)                     529.0                  491.0




                                                  Emmision Intensity Indicators




                                                                                  51
     The CO2 Story


     Newmont has brokered an agreement to trial a mallee tree planting scheme as part
     of its long-term strategy to offset some of our carbon footprint and thereby reduce
     the environmental impact of our Australian mining operations.



     Environmental services company         Newmont finalised the Deed             of the company’s response
     CO2 Australia was chosen to run        of Contract with CO2 Australia         to climate change.
     the pilot project, which uses mallee   in late-2008 and work began
                                                                                   Newmont recognises that
     trees to create a permanent forest     to acquire land suitable for the
                                                                                   there is a cost implication to
     carbon sink that will capture more     plantation in early-2009.
                                                                                   the environment as a result of
     than 110,000 tonnes of carbon over     It is expected the land acquisition    its operations and that we are
     a 50-year life.                        will be finalised during April 2009    obliged to reduce that impact,
     The trees have a life-span of more     with preparation work undertaken       as part of our commitment to
     than 120 years and absorb carbon       in May and tree planting scheduled     environmental responsibility.
     into their stems, leaves, twigs and    for between June and August.
                                                                                   The project has additional bene-
     roots, helping to address salinity     The project is an initiative of New-   fits such as decreasing salinity
     and reduce carbon in the atmos-        mont’s Carbon Team, established        and erosion, contributing to soil
     phere for the first 50 years of        to investigate options to mitigate     conservation and increasing
     their life.                            or abate carbon emissions as part      biodiversity.




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Knocking Out Greenhouse Gases


As a member of the Australian Greenhouse Challenge Plus program, KCGM is keeping an
inventory of greenhouse gas emissions and implementing emission abatement activities.




KCGM has undertaken extensive         have been planted since 1991 to       of Energy Efficiency Opportunity
environmental rehabilitation and      control dust and provide a visual     Act requirements. These reports
tree planting to create a greenbelt   barrier to the mine.                  highlight steps taken by KCGM to
between the mine and the town         KCGM submitted its first public and   reduce energy use and increase
of Kalgoorlie. About 210,000 trees    government reports in 2008 as part    energy efficiency across the site.




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     Biodiversity



     Newmont APAC undertakes a             are evaluated prior to mining,
     number of environmental programs      as part of the Environmental
     at each of its operations, designed   Impact Assessment (EIA).
     to protect, preserve or enhance the
                                           Our management plans also
     biodiversity of our project areas.
                                           outline how we will minimise
     When developing any operation,        potential adverse impacts
     we begin by conducting detailed       throughout the mine life cycle.
     baseline surveys to define and        While we are in the permitting
     understand the ecosystems             phase of a project, we assess
     around the site. Sensitive or         potential impacts of the mine
     endangered species and habitats       on plants and animals.




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Wild About Waihi (WaW)


Wild about Waihi is a project initiated by Newmont Waihi Gold to promote and support
local sustainable land use practices. WaW promotes an active partnership between industry,
education and community groups.



Primary and secondary students           of selected sites. A water catch-       and support from a growing
and community volunteers                 ment restoration project is also        number of regional and national
identify local areas requiring habitat   being undertaken.                       partner organisations.
enhancement and landcare inputs.         Newmont Waihi Gold has provided         The project currently involves over
All projects have a strong action        in-kind and financial support to
                                                                                 450 students, teachers and many
focus and participants are provided      the program since it began in 1995.
with the skills and knowledge                                                    volunteers from the community.
                                         This, combined with enthusiastic
that allow them to participate                                                   The Hauraki District Council,
                                         support of all local schools and
meaningfully in all components           many community volunteers has           Waikato Regional Council and
of ecological restoration activities,    resulted in a successful partnership,   various conservation groups have
from planning and plant propagation      achieving outcomes that have            also been involved in the planning
to planting and ongoing monitoring       attracted numerous awards               and planting stages of projects.




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     Innovation in Managing
     Carnaby’s Habitat within
     Production Landscapes


     BGM is undertaking a three-year research project with
     Murdoch University to examine ways to better manage
     the impact of the mine on the habitat of the endangered
     black cockatoo, which lives and breeds in Western
     Australia’s unique jarrah forest.

     The initial focus of the study has been on understanding
     how Carnaby’s Cockatoos (and other black cockatoos)
     use the jarrah forest surrounding the mine for feeding,
     breeding and roosting.




     The study has found that while           if there are large trees available
     Carnaby’s feed in native forest          for roosting. It also confirmed that
     habitats at BGM, they more               jarrah is a poor producer of hollows.
     generally feed on regenerating
                                              The initial findings demonstrate
     Banksia, ‘Dryandra’, and Hakea
                                              the complexity involved in restoring
     in rehabilitation areas on-site and
                                              Carnaby’s habitat in mining land-
     on pine, in the Sotico plantations
                                              scapes at BGM, as well as in other
     north of BGM.
                                              degraded or disturbed areas.
     Nesting pairs of Carnaby’s
                                              However, it is clear that impacts on
     have been observed in marri and
     wandoo. The study also examined          breeding habitat can be minimised

     the incidence of potential black         by conserving areas which are rich
     cockatoo nest hollows at BGM,            in marri, wandoo, and other species
     and found that marri and wandoo          which produce good hollows.
     provided a disproportionate              In the northern jarrah forest,
     number of large hollows.                 for example, marri and wandoo
     The study found that Carnaby’s           tend to be concentrated lower
     prefer to feed in rehabilitation areas   in the landscape, while bauxite
     where species like Banksia and           reserves are found on ridges
     Hakea predominate, particularly          and upper slopes.




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This pattern suggests that bauxite    Some issues involving feeding
mining operations can reduce          habitat are similarly complex.
impacts on breeding habitat by        Observations of Carnaby’s at
minimising clearing of lower slopes   BGM suggest that the restoration
and valley floors.                    of some areas to a woodland-type
                                      habitat with greater densities
Other principles require further
                                      of Banksia and Hakea may
research and discussion. It can
                                      benefit Carnaby’s.
take up to 150 years for a tree to
grow large enough to produce a        There is also the question of
hollow, which means consideration     whether non-native food
must also be given to issues such     sources, such as pine, should
as the impact of climate change       be integrated into rehabilitation
and rainfall patterns.                protocols.




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     Tanami Dingoes


     Researchers are working with Tanami Operations to study the impact of the mine
     on the behavioural patterns of dingoes native to the area.




     The project is conducted in close    Tanami Downs station, during            Each dog is fitted with a
     consultation with the Central Land   the first year of the project.          coloured ear tag - males in
     Council and the Traditional Owners                                           the left ear, females in the right.
                                          DNA samples were collected
     of the area, and compares the
                                          from each animal to provide             Managing dingoes can be
     movement of dingoes found on
                                          information on hybridisation of the     problematic, not only because
     and around mineral leases with
                                          wild dingoes with the domesticated      they could present a danger
     those tagged off the leases.
                                          animals. To date, results have          to humans, but also because
     More than 80 dingoes have            indicated that the majority of the      access to additional food and
     been trapped on the Granites         animals in the Tanami are either        water resources could significantly
     and DBS leases, in the Billabong     pure, or likely to be pure, and as      impact on the ecology and
     and Jumbuck borefields and at        such still have distinct dingo genes.   behaviour of the dingoes.




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Magic Bugs Tackle Contaminated Soil


A bioremediation farm is being tested at Jundee to address issues relating to the management
of hydrocarbon contaminated soils.




The trial project began in the fourth   The bugs are sprayed over the top   Times and uses natural biological
quarter of 2008 and involves using      and (with periodic ripping of the   activity to reduce the concentration
micro-organisms, or bugs, to break      cells) left for 15 weeks to break   of a pollutant.
down the hydrocarbons in the soil,      down the hydrocarbons.
                                                                            In Jundee’s case hydrocarbons
which is spread about 30cm thick,       Bioremediation is a technique       resulting from some spills are
over four treatment cells.              dating back to Ancient Roman        being treated.




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     Tanami Leads a Regional
     Biodiversity Project


     Newmont’s Tanami operation has been implementing a unique Regional Biodiversity
     Project, in collaboration with the Central Land Council and the Warlpiri Rangers,
     to monitor the impact of mining on wildlife abundance in the area.



     Warlpiri Rangers are members       and animals, and identifies wildlife   protocols and programs for future
     of local Indigenous communities    populations, health and other          proposed exploration, mining
     who provide expertise on flora     information.                           or other operations.
     and fauna in the area.
                                        Thanks to the local knowledge and      This project has been in operation
     This project involves collecting   insight of the Warlpiri Rangers, our   since 2005 and results from the
     data from the wider Tanami         scientists were able to collect more   first analysis of the database will
     bio-region to evaluate the         accurate baseline data, which will     be available shortly. The analysis
     impact our operations have         assist with comparisons in future      will look at the impact of mining
     had on regional biodiversity.      assessments. This information also     activities on biodiversity in
     The study covers both plants       helps us develop management            the Tanami.




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Water Management



Newmont invests significant                     In 2008 Newmont’s APAC
resources to understand and                     operations used 20,762
appropriately manage water in                   million litres of water from
the areas where we mine.                        the environment, compared
                                                with 20,258 ML in 2007
Our company uses sound science
                                                (a difference of 1%).
and state-of-the art computer
modelling, supported by field                   Of the 24,496 ML of water
data and monitoring, to develop                 used at our operations in 2008,
and implement management                        it is estimated 44% of this was
programs, which identify and                    reused, reducing the need to
mitigate potential impacts                      withdraw more water from
on water resources.                              the environment.




                                                                                        2007
 BGM                                                                                    2008



Jundee




KCGM




Tanami




 Waihi
         0




              1,000




                      2,000




                                3,000




                                        4,000




                                                     5,000




                                                               6,000




                                                                       7,000




                                                                                8,000




                                                                                               9,000




                                                ML

                                                             Water Withdrawn 2007 and 2008




                                                                                                       61
                                 63%   Ground Water


                                 20%   Precipitation


                                  9%   Surface Water


                                  8%   Municipal Water




2008 Water Withdrawn by Source




                                 56%   Raw Water


                                 44%   Reused Water




Water Use 2008
Waihi Water Management


$10 million Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant at Waihi

Newmont Waihi Gold commissioned a $10 million Reverse Osmosis
plant in mid-2008 to upgrade the mill water treatment plant.



The RO plant filters or ‘polishes’     During this time it has become           to flow into the river when the
water from the existing treatment      a habitat for ducks, swans,              pond reaches a set level.
plant producing water of higher        geese and other birds.                   The outflow is continuously
quality, allowing good quality water   The water quality has                    monitored for turbidity, conductivity
to be discharged to the river.         improved to the extent that              and pH, and is periodically tested
                                       it is now allowed to discharge           for a wide range of parameters
From Tailings Dam                      directly to the river. This has          to ensure that its quality remains
to lake and Wetland
                                       taken place since November               suitable for discharge.
Water quality at Waihi Gold’s          2007 with Environment                    This is an important milestone
decommissioned tailings storage        Waikato’s approval.                      for the operation. Lessons learned
facility has achieved levels capable
                                       The water is currently pumped            regarding water management will
of supporting aquatic life.
                                       to control the flow via a tributary      be used in the continued operation
Only rainwater has been added          into the Ohinemuri River. A weir         and eventual closure of the current
to the facility since 2004.            will later be built to allow the water   Tailings Storage Facility.




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     Closure and Rehabilitation




     Before the first gold bar is poured   closure is planned to occur in 2013,   of the Tanami Mine Joint Venture
     at any Newmont operation,             unless we are successful in finding    project is also continuing.
     preparations are being made           new discoveries close to the
                                                                                  In early 2009, the State Government
     with the community, government        original operations.
                                                                                  approved the proposal to extend
     and Traditional Owners for the        To this end, Jundee is undertaking     the Super Pit and allow mining to
     eventual closure of the mine.         concurrent programs of mining,
                                                                                  continue to 2017.
     Those preparations involve            rehabilitation and closure work,
     talking to neighbours, land holders   and exploration.                       Waihi’s Martha and Favona

     and Traditional Owners about                                                 mines are due to close in 2011
                                           Tanami is scheduled for closure
     their preferred future uses for                                              and 2010, although Newmont is
                                           in 2016, although the Tanami
     the site, as well as considering                                             investigating a cutback to the east
                                           Operations Optimisation Project
     the economic and social impact                                               of the Martha open pit which would
                                           (TOOP) has moved to stage three
     the mine closure will have on         of Newmont’s five stage assessment     extend the life of the mine
     surrounding communities.              process for project feasibility.       approximately 18 to 24 months.
     Jundee, once a complex of             If the project goes ahead, Tanami      Waihi is also actively drilling at
     open pits, now mines from two         operations will continue for another   a number of nearby exploration
     underground locations only and        five to seven years. Rehabilitation    targets to extend the mine life.




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Waihi’s Gold Discovery Centre


Newmont’s mining operations are located literally within the town of Waihi, which has a population
of about 4,700 people. The area has a long historical association with gold mining, and for tourism
purposes has branded itself as New Zealand’s “Heart of Gold.”



A new $20 million Waihi Gold          The New Zealand Mint also plans to      cent to the town’s economy.
Discovery Centre, designed to boost   hold regular gold pours for visitors.   For several years we have been
tourism and provide a stopover                                                working with the community to
                                      The project is a public-private joint
between the visitor hot points of                                             develop alternative industries or
                                      venture between the New Zealand
Auckland and Rotorua, will be built                                           businesses to help support the town
                                      Mint and the Vision Waihi Trust, a
on the rim of the Martha mine.                                                when the mine eventually closes.
                                      group formed to ensure the area
The centre is due to open in          receives long-term benefits from the    The Gold Discovery Centre will
mid-2010 and is expected to           operation of the gold mine. It also     be built into the hill, beside the
turnover $13.5M a year and            has the support of Newmont Waihi        Cornish Pumphouse, adjacent to
generate about 50 full-time jobs.     Gold, the Hauraki District Council      the Martha Mine open pit. Newmont

It will showcase the nation’s gold    and the New Zealand national            invested $4 million in 2006 to
                                      economic development agency,            move and preserve the pump
mining heritage, and will feature
                                      NZ Trade and Enterprise.                house at this location.
interactive and technological
displays that depict how gold         Newmont Waihi Gold currently            Construction is due to begin in
is mined and refined.                 contributes an estimated 25 per         2009 and be completed in 2010.




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     Nimary Rehabilitation Project


     Jundee is reclaiming the disturbed land surrounding its operation and rehabilitating
     it for use as rangeland and wildlife habitat.




     With the processing plant and         and completed remedial earth-        the immediate mine area, as well as
     mining camp at Nimary now closed,     works to improve stability and       two major segments of the southern
     reclamation crews are working         other environmental conditions.      open pit mining area. Rehabilitation
     to provide a safe and aesthetically                                        plans are made well into the future,
                                           The final top soiling, seeding and
     pleasing site for the future of                                            with the objective that all available
                                           ripping of the new and reworked
                                                                                mine rehabilitation is completed
     landowners, the mining industry       landforms will further improve
                                                                                before mine closure.
     and the community.                    stability and vegetation growth.

     The environmental team has            Work will continue in 2009 on the
     assessed existing rehabilitation      rehabilitation of land surrounding




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TMJV Closure


Closure works programs at the Tanami Mine Joint Venture (TMJV) is due
for completion in 2009.




The TMJV project is one of the         storage facilities, 24 waste rock     The objective is for the land
largest closure and reclamation        landforms, two above-ground           to be rehabilitated to the point
programs in Australia, in one of the   tailing storage facilities (TSFs),    where it will eventually support
most remote and climatically harsh     a processing plant and on-site        sustainable ecosystems.
locations. About 670km from Alice      village accommodation.
                                                                             Most of the project area belongs
Springs, land in the TMJV was
                                       The program has involved five years   to the Central Desert Aboriginal
originally mined for gold from the
                                       of investigation work, planning and   Lands Trust, administered by
early 1900’s, and most recently
                                       earthworks and extensive              the Central Land Council. It is
from the mid 1980’s to 2004.
                                       consultation with local Indigenous    intended the land will eventually
The site has 45 open pits, eight       groups, government departments        be returned to the Traditional
backfilled pits, 11 in-pit tailing     and other key stakeholders.           Owners.




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Communities



Newmont’s Australian and New Zealand operations are uniquely
located in a mix of environmentally and socially sensitive areas.
Our management systems form the basis of how we minimise
and mitigate impacts to those sensitive areas.

The APAC IMS requires internal auditing of our systems to ensure
continuous improvement. Accordingly, in 2008 we conducted a
gap analysis of these systems at Boddington, Tanami and Jundee
to ensure they are in-line with our global Community and External
Relations (CER) Standards and key APAC IMS standards.
The gaps identified will be progressively actioned in 2009.

One of the key requirements of the global standards is for all
our operations to conduct a Social Impact Assessment (SIA).
They are required to review these assessments every three
years to ensure they are up-to-date and relevant to the changing
mine life cycle.

An SIA has been completed at each of our Australian and
New Zealand Operations. The Boddington and Tanami SIAs
were updated in 2008. The Waihi and Jundee SIAs will be
updated in 2009. Findings from the SIAs are used to inform
future community relations aspects of the operations’ strategic
and annual plans.




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     Working With the Community



     The Aboriginal community             Ownership rests with the Central     employment and private funding to
     of Yuendumu, about 260km             Desert Aboriginal Lands Trust,       support community development.
     south east on the outback road       which is administered by the
                                                                               The Western Australian Goldfield’s
     to the Central Australian regional   Central Land Council, on behalf of
                                                                               town of Kalgoorlie and New
     town of Alice Springs, is the        the Warlpiri Traditional Owners.
                                                                               Zealand’s regional coastal town
     nearest neighbour to our
                                          Our Jundee Operations,               of Waihi are both historic mining
     Tanami Operations.
                                          in Western Australia, also has       towns which have evolved with the
     Other Aboriginal communities
                                          a remote desert location and is      boom and bust of gold mining. Gold
     are scattered within several
                                          50km from the nearest town           mining contributes significantly to
     hundred kilometres of the mine.
                                          of Wiluna, a largely Indigenous      the towns’ economies and provides
     These locals are the traditional
                                          community of about 400 people.       employment for many residents.
     custodians and free-hold owners of
     the land on which our Northern       In both cases, the mine offers       Considerations of dust, noise,
     Territory operations exist.          one of the few opportunities for     and vibration issues as well




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as community engagement,               community and environmental            Among the most significant
social investment and environ-         information is shared.                 initiatives undertaken as part of the
mental rehabilitation are critical                                            mine expansion is the signing of a
                                       BGM is also a member of strategic
to the continued success of our                                               Community Partnership Agreement
                                       community and government
relationship with these communities.                                          with the Gnaala Karla Booja people,
                                       committees including the Local         which sets the foundations for an
The Boddington Gold Mine, south
                                       Emergency Management                   Indigenous employment, education
east of Perth in Western Australia,
                                       Committee; Child Care Develop-         and training strategy.
has focused on working with the
                                       ment Committee; and the WA
community since planning for the                                              The Boddington Gold Community
                                       Government Social Infrastructure
project began in 2005.                                                        Assistance Program aims to support
                                       Development Planning Group.            community initiatives that offer
Community relations professionals
                                       BGM is working with other              long-term sustainable benefits.
based at Boddington Old School,
in the town centre, host a quarterly   major industry, police, government     During 2008 the Boddington
workshop where the status of the       agencies, and the local shire,         Expansion Project invested a total
project is presented and economic,     on a campaign targeting road safety.   of about $490,000 in local projects.




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     BGM provided two blocks of             Lajamanu, Nyirripi and Willowra       Key projects supported through
     residential land to the Shire of       set up the Warlpiri Education         Regional Environment and Social
     Boddington, valued at about            and Training Trust, which will        Responsibility included $220,000
     $385,000, as a contribution towards    support an early childhood            to Desert Knowledge Research
     capital seed funding to establish a    program, a secondary student          for Ninti One, $50,000 to support
     Long Day Care Centre in the town.      support program, and an adult         the Kalgoorlie Miners Hall of Fame
     Residential land was provided to       learning program including the        and $55,000 to the University
     a local building company to make       establishment of libraries, and
                                                                                  of Queensland to support the
     available 70 house and land            a youth and media program.
                                                                                  development of a curriculum
     packages for sale to local residents
                                            One of the organisations that will    for local communities and the
     and investors. The land was
                                            benefit from the education trust is   mining workforce.
     provided to kickstart residential
                                            the Kurdu Kurdu Kurlangi Yuendumu
     development in the area.                                                     Value Added to the Australian
                                            Childcare Centre, which will use
                                                                                  and New Zealand economies
     Our Tanami Operations provided a       money from the Trust – with an
     total of $240,000 to support local                                           resulting from our operations is
                                            equivalent funding commitment
     projects, the most significant of                                            detailed in the table opposite.
                                            from the Federal Government,
     which is $186,000 to the Mt Theo,      to expand the facility.
     PAW, Warlukurlangu and Lajamanu
                                            Waihi Gold invested $440,000          cross cultural
     Progress Association (Community                                              Awareness Training
                                            in Golden Legacy Projects
     Capacity Building).
                                            which included design, planning,      Newmont APAC is committed
     The Warlpiri people of the Northern
                                            development and landscaping           to creating greater understanding
     Territory will invest more than
                                            of a pit rim walkway and funding      of the cultural differences between
     $2.5 million, raised through gold
                                            for the Gold Discovery Centre         our Indigenous and non-Indigenous
     mining royalties, over three years
                                            feasibility study, and design and     employees and the wider
     to improve the education and
                                            geotechnical assessments.             community. Our Cross-Cultural
     employment prospects of
     hundreds of Indigenous children.       Another $100,000 was paid to the      training programs are implemented
     Traditional owners from the Warlpiri   Waihi College Education Trust and     at each operation and in our
     communities of Yuendumu,               to the six local primary schools.     Perth regional office.




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                                                          BODDiNGTON        JuNDEE             KcGm           TANAmi               WAihi
EcON   DEFiNiTiON OF VAluE ADD                             (000 AuD)       (000 AuD)         (000 AuD)       (000 AuD)           (000 NzD)



+      Total spend on goods & services
       (local and national, exc international)
                                                              1,383,795      161,405              423,303      187,862              57,564


+      Total payroll (exclude expats)                           55,884        23,069               79,154       39,382              10,993


+      Community investment
       (in kind and monetary)
                                                                   489            94                 230           380                 650


+      Taxes                                                       465         1,053                1,164            0               6,091


+      Royalties to government                                       0         9,868               15,637       16,375               1,160


+      Royalties to third parties                                    0             0                   0             0                   0


+      Other                                                       177           141                 112        10,302                 180


+      Political donations                                           0             0                   0             0                   0


+      Dividends paid to country shareholders                        0             0                   0             0                   0


+      Interest paid to country banks                                0             0                   0             0                   0


       Value added to Australia /
                                                               1,440,810       195,630             519,601       254,301              76,638
       New zealand economy 2008



       * No multipliers used. Value added multipliers substantially leverage each dollar Newmont
         contributes to the local economy.



                                                                                  Value Added to Australian and New Zealand Economies




                                                                                   NumBER OF sTAFF ATTENDiNG cROss culTuRAl
                                                                                          AWARENEss TRAiNiNG iN 2008


                                                 siTE                                    EmplOyEEs                 cONTRAcTORs


                                                 Boddington                                 58                             0


                                                 Jundee                                     52                             40


                                                 KCGM                                       111                            10


                                                 Perth                                      20                             0


                                                 Tanami                                     31                             54


                                                 Total                                      272                            104




                                                                                       Cross Cultural Awareness Training Attendance 2008




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     Community Investment



     Regional partnership                  responsibility for achieving         the Commonwealth Government
     Agreements                            measurable and sustainable           and Newmont. Wiluna and
     Underpinning Newmont’s                improvements for Indigenous          Boddington RPAs are expected
     approach to its business in           people, with a particular focus      to be finalised in 2009-2010.

     Australia is a commitment to          on employment and business

     Indigenous employment and             development.
                                                                                Jundee heritage
     business development. This is         The RPAs recognise the               management survey Work
     also the foundation of the            principles of:                       Newmont has been working with
     Regional Partnership Agreements
                                           •   Respect for culture,             Central Desert Native Title Services
     (RPAs) which are being developed                                           (CDNTS) throughout 2008 to
                                               customs and values
     by the industry, government                                                develop a management plan which
     agencies and Indigenous groups        •   Collaboration and partnerships
                                                                                will identify and protect Indigenous
     representing local people.            •   Shared vision, goals and         heritage sites at Jundee and in
     The RPAs follow the signing of            commitment                       surrounding areas.
     a Memorandum of Understanding         The Tanami RPA was signed            The plan, now in its final stages
     between the State and Common-         in October 2008 at the local         of drafting, is the result of the
     wealth Government, the Minerals       community of Yuendumu by             2004 Wiluna Claim Heritage
     Council of Australia and Indigenous   the Walpiri people, the              Agreement, between the Wiluna
     representative groups to share        Northern Territory Government,       native title claimants and Newmont,




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which required a Work Area           within existing fenced and
Clearance to be undertaken before    unfenced bores as well as
any ground disturbing activity was   maintenance of access tracks
carried out by Newmont.              and a request to inspect the

The reason for the work area         fenced area surrounding the

clearance was to determine whether   Jundee soak sacred area to

proposed exploration activity was    determine whether it was

likely to damage or encroach on      sufficient to protect it from
any areas of significance.           ground disturbing activity.

In October 2008, Newmont             The survey was conducted
developed a scope of work for        over seven days between
the survey which expanded on         12 and 18 November 2008.
the requirements of the 2004         Finalising the plan is a key
Wiluna Claim Heritage Agreement      step forward for Newmont in
to include consideration by the      gaining clearance for exploration
Traditional Owners of the maximum    over the majority of the Jundee
impact of mining operations within   tenements, which had previously
defined boundaries, bore drilling,   not been surveyed to the
maintenance and rehabilitation       standard required by CDNTS.




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                                               2007                                   2008


      Monetary                               1,716                                1,693


      In-Kind                                   220                                   598


      Total                                  1,936                                2,291




     Community Investment - APAC Total (Thousand AUD)




      Boddington                                                                             Monetary
                                                                                             In Kind

          Jundee


              KCGM


           Tanami


              Waihi


              Perth
                      0




                            100




                                       200




                                                      300




                                                                   400




                                                                                      500




                                                                                                 600




                                                  Thousand AUD



     2008 Community Investment - APAC by Site




                                                        38%   Public Infrastructure

                                                              Community
                                                        30%   Capacity Building

                                                        15%   Other


                                                         9%   Education


                                                         5%   Civil Projects


                                                         3%   Health



     2008 Community Investment - by Category




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Territory Massacre Memorial


More than 250 people travelled down the remote and sandy Jarra Jarra track
to attend a ceremony commemorating 80 years since the 1928 massacre of Aboriginal men,
women and children at Baxter’s Well, 80km west of the Stuart Highway in Central Australia.



Aboriginal people in the region        180 kilometres south west of          from Newmont, the Centre for
affected by the events of 1928         Tennant Creek, for many years.        Appropriate Technology in Alice
had asked for a memorial to be built   The Central Land Council brought      Springs, Alekerange Council and
at Athimpelengkwe (Baxters Well),      the project to reality with support   Indigenous Community Volunteers.




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     The Amenity Effect Program


     The Favona and Martha mines operate close to a number of residential properties
     in the Waihi community. The mining licence and resource consents place very
     stringent limits on noise, vibration and dust.



     Consent limits are generally        generated by mining activities,    residents for loss of amenity.
     designed to be protective of        despite the mining operations      The program provides a one-off
     amenity (quality of life) for the   being conducted within consent     enrolment payment of NZ$500 to
     Waihi community. However,           compliance limits.                 residents who are eligible and then
     NWG recognises that people          The Amenity Effect Program         additional six-monthly payments
     living in some areas may, from      (AEP), introduced in 2008, is an   based on measured noise and
     time-to-time, experience reduced    informal voluntary arrangement     vibration effects monitored and
     amenity due to levels of noise,     offered by NWG as a goodwill       recorded by NWG during the
     vibration and possibly dust         gesture to compensate qualifying   preceding six months.




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Our Sites



site/Office:      Head Office - SUBIACO                        site/Office:      JUNDEE
company Name:     Newmont Asia Pacific                         company Name:     Newmont Asia Pacific
Office Address:   Lvl 1, 388 Hay Street, Subiaco WA 6008       Office Address:   Via Wiluna, WA 6646
postal Address:   PO Box 1652, Subiaco 6904                    postal Address:   PO Box 1652, Subiaco 6904
phone:            +61 8 9423 6100                              phone:            +61 8 9983 7000
Fax:              +61 8 9423 6176                              Fax:              +61 8 9983 7001
country:          AUSTRALIA                                    country:          AUSTRALIA




site/Office:      BODDINGTON                                   site/Office       TANAMI
company Name:     BGM Management Pty Ltd                       company Name:     Newmont NFM – The Granites Gold Mine
Office Address:   Gold Mine Rd, Boddington, WA 6390            Office Address:   C/-M.H. Couriers, 16 Elders St NT 0871
postal Address:   PO Box 48, Boddington WA 6390                postal Address:   PO Box 8020, Alice Springs NT 0871
phone:            +61 8 9883 3400                              phone:            +61 8 8993 8200
Fax:              +61 8 9883 4208                              Fax:              +61 8 8993 8500
country:          AUSTRALIA                                    country:          AUSTRALIA




site/Office:      KCGM                                         site/Office:      WAIHI
company Name:     Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd   company Name:     Newmont Waihi Gold
Office Address:   Black Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430             Office Address:   43 Moresby Ave, Waihi NZ
postal Address:   PMB 27, Kalgoorlie WA 6430                   postal Address:   PO Box 190, Waihi NZ 3641
phone:            +61 8 9022 1100                              phone:            +64 7 863 8192
Fax:              +61 8 9022 1119                              Fax:              +64 7 863 8924
country:          AUSTRALIA                                    country:          NEW ZEALAND




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