SXG-Sunday Creek Entrance to farmland


SXG takes the responsibility of being a local landowner very seriously and aims to be a trusted neighbour"

Southern cross gold

Our Farm Land

300 acres of freehold land - Sunday Creek Project

In February 2022, Southern Cross Gold (via Clonbinane Goldfield Pty Ltd) signed a contract to acquire 300 acres of freehold land at the Sunday Creek Project, which was settled in mid 2022. SXG views that owning the freehold land the better secures future surface access and create certainty for both the landowner and Company. Potential other use for the freehold land, such as renewable energy options, livestock grazing or agistment to help maintain the property has been considered, although there are no current plans for such additional uses.  


SXG full-time land manager: Johnathan

How did you end up as Southern Cross Gold's Land Manager?

Growing up on King Island, in a very horsey family, gave me an early understanding of land and animal management. Often we helped our neighbours cart and stack hay, bring in crops or go mustering on horseback. My father, who was a diesel engineer, and inventor, used to encourage me to go and work with him on nightshift down at the underground Scheelite mine. (That didn’t help my school grades!). I was fascinated with and wanted to understand the machinery involved, but it also gave me my first glimpse into geology. Post high school, I chose to study Environmental Science and Geology for four years. I also have a Diploma in Horse Management.

Fast forward to 1991, I and my brother bought a property at the end of Clonbinane Road, which we developed into an international competition based equestrian centre, with some cattle as well. Running my own coaching business for 30 years provided me with valuable interpersonal skills.

The idea of sustainable land practices has always been my focus. When I was given the opportunity to join an initiative exploration company, and create a farm enterprise to sustainably manage the land assets, I had to except the challenge!

What do you like most about working at Southern Cross Gold?

I love nature and being in the bush. With Southern Cross Gold, that's my office! Secondly, what makes a great workplace, are caring, professional and passionate people. It’s a very enjoyable workplace because of the environment, the team and of course the locals community of which I have been part of for 30+ years. The variability of my work, working with so many diverse groups of stakeholders is also important to me.