Ground support has paid off for Cadia.
The operation had been hit with significant ongoing costs.
Projects have combined capital expenditure of $236 million.
Mine expects to have sufficient water for at least the next two years.
A machine that can charge a drilled face underground is coming nearer.
Tough times at Lihir lead to a downgrade of its output for FY20.
Fears mine production could be hit by water shortages by the end of 2020.
Newcrest Mining spending $685 million on a two-stage Cadia expansion.
Excavations were part of early construction works to buttress the NTSF wall.
Jacobs gets Cadia materials handling contract.
Solid Lihir performance also gave company a boost.
With Cadia at full production, Newcrests AISC has fallen.