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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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Distracted driving: Break the habit

Despite almost 90 per cent of WA drivers acknowledging the danger of texting while driving, more than half of drivers admit they use their phone while driving. The Industry Road Safety Alliance South West has adapted a series of cognitive brain tests that aim to help drivers break this dangerous habit. Drivers distracted by their…

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Stepping up marketing for Collie

Collie River Valley Marketing Inc. is seeking an experienced grant/funding writer to help take Collie’s marketing efforts to the next level. The group has been very successful in stepping up the promotion of the Collie River Valley as a great place to live, visit and invest, with recent major projects including the Collie Hub platform…

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Black Diamond consultation continues

The Black Diamond Lake feasibility study is entering its final phase of community consultation, with the release of a draft master plan and community consultation sessions. The draft master plan has been prepared by consultant Harley Dyskstra following initial community consultation sessions held in July. Community members are invited to meet individually by appointment with…

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Collie Adventure Trails

Collie will be developed as a world class mountain bike and trail adventure destination offering stunning landscapes and epic trails. The project The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions look forward to working closely with the community in the development of new trails and recreation facilities, including the following: Wellington National Park 65km of high-quality,…

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Find out why our plants and animals really are different

Nature lovers come from all over the world to experience the South West’s biogeography, and now you can find out why in a seminar being held at the Collie Art Gallery this weekend. The South West region is a well-recognised biodiversity hotspot, with thousands of unique species found nowhere else on earth. Dr Mike Bamford…

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When life hands you lemons, race them around the track

Get ready for a weekend of belly laughs, with 24 Hours of Lemons on at the Collie Motorplex all this weekend. 24 Hours of Lemons is the biggest and cheapest motorsport event on the planet. Teams buy a stock stand “lemon” for no more than $999, attach some safety gear and drive it around the…

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