It is expected to maintain a longer and flatter production profile as a key supplier to Asia.
Further areas of rehabilitation at Westside were being prepared for sign-off assessment.
The department was aware there were community concerns about the proposal.
Australian coking coal production of 9.2Mt was 1.7Mt or 23% higher.
He was treated on site by Ravensworth's Emergency Response Team and Ambulance paramedics.
It has also developed a good relationship between the operators and engineers.
This modification will allow the applicant to continue mining for further eight years.
Users offered a price of 81c/gt for long-term agreements instead of a spot price of $1.04/gt.
The worker sustained serious injuries to his lower leg and foot.
The A$1.7 million for gift vouchers will allow rural families to celebrate.
Across Glencore open cut mines, planning for rehab starts almost before first coal is mined.
Glasenberg highlighted the role of Indonesia in the seaborne thermal coal market.