Poseidon Nickel has restarted underground refurbishment operations at its Mt Windarra mine.
Aiming to complete the project in the next ten months, the miner began working on repairing the decline roadway to allow access for an underground jumbo drilling machine.
The drilling jumbo is now installing steel roof meshing and carrying out rock bolting as needed.
This refurbishment process will continue as a single shift until early next month, when Poseidon will start a second operational shift.
It has already moved the necessary underground machinery to the site.
Chief executive of Poseidon, David Singleton said this is the key step to reopening the mine and recommencing production.
The miner will now complete the remaining 420 vertical metres of decline, which will allow it access to the lowest previous stoping levels of the mine.