The company was obliged to set up the $5 million fund within the five years of the first exploration
Early indications support the mine plan review being undertaken.
The washability tests confirm very low levels of ash.
Negotiations regarding the final contract are continuing.
The train load-out is expected to be commissioned by the end of March.
The project allows Stanmore to take another significant step forward.
Production labour was diverted towards the installation of additional secondary roof support.
Determination of the application is anticipated in the September quarter.
Debottlenecking the processing plant earned another 25% capacity.
The Invincible holding comprises an area of approximately 2500 hectares.
Geotechnical issues triggered by wet weather also impacted its Blackwater mine.
The work is part of Phase II of the company's plan for Appin.
There has also been a reduction in strata control costs.
New Hope Coal said in a statement that it was disappointed with the outcome.
Since 2007, coal mine projects have been required to estimate and assess the emissions.
The company was in the process of further developing a JORC indicated and measured resource footprint.