“The Grosvenor mine will create up to 1,000 new jobs for Queenslanders and represents a significant expansion of Anglo American’s Queensland operations,” said Andrew Cripps, Queensland Natural Resources and Mines Minister. Seamus French, Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Business CEO, said the company would safely develop a high quality operation over the next four years which would offer benefits to the community, the state and the people it employs. First coal production is planned in 2013 while longwall mining will begin in 2016.