Workers at the Tahmoor Mine are breathing a sigh of relief.
It comes after the Independent Planning Commission granted strict conditional approval for the Tahmoor Mine extension.
The mine will be using power from a solar farm at Orange, which the site will be run on one hundred per cent renewable energy.
Work on the extension should start in a couple of weeks, including gas drainage, production and first workings.
CFMEU District Secretary Andy Davey says it's great news, particularly for the workers and the community in general.
IMAGE CREDIT: Tahmoor Mine