Gloucester Coal has seen an objection to its planned extension of the Duralie project.
The miner had previously received environmental and planning approvals in December 2010, followed by a mining lease in January this year.
Despite this, an objector has appealed against the approvals, taking the challenge the NSW Land and Environmental Court.
Gloucester believes the objection unwarranted, and will continue to rely on its existing environmental approvals to carry out work on Duralie during the appeals process.
The Duralie project is integrated with Gloucester’s Stratford Operation, located 95kms from Newcastle.
It produces a high fluidity coking coal which blended with other raw coal and washed to produce low ash coking coal and a higher ash thermal variety.