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Cashy for Ashy woodchopping fundraiser

The tight-knit woodchopping community is rallying to support one of its own at Cashy for Ashy, featuring Australia’s best axeman this weekend. When members of the woodchopping community discovered Alek Ashcroft had been diagnosed with cancer, they did not hesitate to band together to see if they could help with the expenses of everyday life…

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Mountain biking is the new surfing

Safer than road cycling, and guaranteed not to see a shark, there are good reasons why mountain biking is now one of the fastest growing sports. If you haven’t tried it yet, maybe it’s time to find out what the fuss is all about. The Collie River Valley has a great variety of mountain bike,…

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Ideas sparked for Collie’s town centre

More than 50 local business owners, property owners and community members gathered to share their experiences and generate ideas to activate Collie’s central business district at a community workshop held last week. The CBD Revitalisation Business Connection session used a creative process to explore ways to increase foot traffic, attract new activities to fill vacant…

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New strips for junior basketballers

The Collie & Districts Community Bank was proud to be able to provide new shirts for the Collie junior basketball teams. The branch contributed $1,000 towards the cost of new shirts, which bear Bendigo Bank logos. The shirts will stay in the club for approximately the next six years, therefore providing plenty of exposure for the…

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Restoration of historic Collie landmark to breathe new life into tourism

Western Australia’s largest and only remaining railway roundhouse – located in Collie – will be transformed into a unique tourist attraction, as part of the McGowan Government’s continued efforts to unlock local potential and drive diversification in the South-West town. Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan and Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray today announced $998,532 towards restoring…

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How Did I Get Here?

In spite of the stormy weather it was a great night at Collie Art Gallery for the opening of ‘How Did I Get Here?’… all the ‘famous’ people were there. Special guests included Art Gallery of WA’s Director of Exhibitions, James Davies and Exhibition Curator, Robert Cook along with Art on the Move’s , Exhibitions…

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Explore Gifts from the Bush and Beach

Wander through the forest or take an amble along a beach in Gifts from the Bush and Beach, an exhibition of watercolours by Sue Kalab on show at the Collie Art Gallery. Sue’s beautiful watercolours feature such delights as a magpie carolling, finds on the forest floor, a pristine shell washed up on the beach,…

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Hands up who’s looking forward to FESTIV ARTY?

Collie’s biggest arty party, FESTIV ARTY, kicks off this weekend, with the Official Opening, Visual Arts exhibition and the fabulous Street Fair among the jam-packed program. FESTIV ARTY is 10 big days of arty family fun. This year’s theme is History and Mystery, with a fabulous range of fun activities from the magical to the…

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Shire slams air quality claims as ‘nonsense’

Claims that Collie’s air pollution is the fifth worst in Australia are “nonsense”, according to shire president Cr Sarah Stanley. The claims, made this week by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), are at odds with results obtained during testing carried out by the Department of Environmental Regulation (DER). “DER, in 2016, found air quality in…

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Cycling classic

In 2013, the Collie & Districts Community Bank branch committed to providing $12,000 per year over five years to the local Collie to Donnybrook & Return Cycling Classic. The cycling classic is a prestigious race and is in its 93rd year. This year, the Collie branch was proud to offer a further $15,000 sponsorship. The…

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