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Add your muscle to get the track open

Motoring South West is calling on able-bodied motorsports enthusiasts to get behind their efforts to open the extension to the track, by participating in a Busy Bee on Saturday, 11 August. Volunteers will meet at the Motorplex from 7am to help with the final tasks required to allow the recent track extension to be licensed…

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Community goes walkabout for CBD

Landowners, business owners and community members have come together to look at creative ways to activate Collie’s central business district at two recent events. The first CBD Revitalisation Business Connection session used a creative process to explore ways to increase foot traffic, attract new activities to fill vacant premises and increase the turnover and viability…

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Bin audits help waste education

The Shire of Collie is conducting random bin audits during May and June to help residents better understand correct recycling procedures with the aim of reducing waste sent to landfill and informing future decision making. Staff will conduct a simple visual assessment of the contents of randomly selected bins prior to collection over a six-week…

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Celebrate the Quokka’s Birthday at Wellington Forest

September 15th is the official birthday of the Quokka, and also the beginning of a ‘Give a Dam about the Quokka!?’ campaign being run by Living Legacy Forest. The mainland quokka is critically low in numbers, with a large percentage of their species being wiped out in the 2015 Northcliffe fires. They really need all…

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Collie to host Coal Cup this weekend

COLLIE will host 41 teams this weekend for the 29th annual Coal Cup Volleyball Tournament. Coal Cup is the only regional volleyball tournament of its kind in WA and has grown in popularity every year, with registrations filling weeks out from the event. The tournament attracts 300 players, as well as supporters and spectators, so…

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Looking at road safety through children’s eyes at Christmas Launch

Two Collie-based artists were selected to feature in the Industry Road Safety Alliance’s 2019 Road Safety Calendar, unveiled at a Christmas Road Safety Launch held in Harvey this week. The Industry Road Safety Alliance South West called out to young artists throughout the region to submit artwork that helped to keep road safety on the…

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Collie Motorplex long track approved for racing

The Collie Motorplex long circuit has finally been given the green light for racing by both the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS) and Motorcycling Australia (MA). The racing circuit has recently undergone a track extension, resurfacing and safety improvements with the financial support of Department of Sport and Recreation, Building Better Regions Scheme, the Collie…

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Nominations open for Sports Person of the Year Awards

Nominations for all categories in the Shire of Collie’s 2019 Sport Awards and nominations for Wall of Champions inductees are open. We encourage sporting clubs and individuals to consider nominating athletes or club persons you consider worthy recipients of these awards. Sports Person of The Year Junior Sports Person of The Year Volunteer of the…

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Building the leaders of tomorrow

The Shire of Collie is running ongoing leadership skills workshops for Collie’s youth to help involve them in community projects and plans. The ongoing series of workshops are aimed to equip Collie’s young leaders with the skills they need to become active citizens in the community. Collie-based youth aged 12-25 are welcome to attend the…

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Drive safely for the ones you love

Despite significant road improvements and ongoing awareness campaigns, too many people continue to be killed or seriously injured on our roads. A new project in the South West is hoping to curb this trend by reminding drivers of the reasons they should make every journey a safe one. The Industry Road Safety Alliance South West…

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