Indian mining giant Adani will now prepare a response to a government-ordered review's recommendations and rewrite its plan to manage a tiny Queensland bird.
The company earlier rejected entirely the review of its plans to protect the endangered black-throated finch, which lives on the Carmichael mine site.
"To say we're disappointed in the final version is an understatement," Adani said.
The company claims the report contains "unverified and hysterical" claims on climate change and extinction.
"This still reads as an anti-Adani lobbying document, dressed up as science."
However, Adani insists it remains committed to Queenslanders who wanted jobs at its mine.
"We are not going anywhere."
Australian Associated Press