This is expected to greatly reduce the risk profile of the current mining equipment.
The industry would still be levied to fund repairs to subsidence damage.
Selected suppliers attended a QCoal supplier matching session.
An open-cut pre-feasibility study is to be completed in November.
The union said 160 Ulan workers walked off the job for this round of stoppages.
The mine remained idle through to the end of June.
The Moolarben longwall is scheduled to start full production in October.
Mining Lease Number 700004 has been granted by the government.
The majority of submissions objected to the projects.
The Oaky North CFMEU has so far taken in excess of 28,500 hours of industrial action.
Underground mining opportunities exist with low capital intensity.
Not only are the tunnels superior in aesthetic terms, they also have better durability.
Work was carried out at Dendrobium to rectify the issue.
Mining and rehabilitation activities progressed on schedule.
There is the nearby Goonyella rail branch providing access to Abbot Point.
Any future mining activity will now be restricted to the ridge lands.