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RC racers raring to try out track

There will be some excited racers at this Saturday’s Collie Off-Road Race Championships after the first round of the season was rained off. Local racers have had a chance to brush up their skills at the weekly Thursday night racing sessions, but this will be the first time the interclub racers will have had a…

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Museum offering free entry for children throughout January

The Coalfields Museum is opening its doors seven days a week throughout January, as well as offering free admission for children when accompanied by a fee-paying adult. The Museum provides a unique glimpse into Collie’s early days and is a great way to keep the kids amused for hours over the school holidays. The 1900…

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Collie’s second major art prize is launched

The Collie Art Gallery has once again launched one of regional Australia’s richest art prizes, following the success of the inaugural 2018 edition, which drew more than 500 entries nationally and attracted hundreds of visitors to the town. Collie Art Gallery’s $50,000 Collie Art Prize (CAP2020)  is arguably regional Australia’s richest individual art prize, and…

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Collie project wins WA resilience award

A Collie Community Bank-sponsored program has put Collie in the spotlight once again for a positive reason. Operation Next Gen ambassador Bec Woods and Advisory Committee member Julie Hillier joined Community Bank Chairperson & Shire President, Sarah Stanley, to accept the Resilient Australia Business Award on behalf of the Collie & Districts Community Bank Branch…

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Big ideas to be pitched at event this week

Collie’s version of Shark Tank is this week, with PITCH 3.0 on this Thursday. This free event starts with a workshop in the afternoon and finishes with a pitch and networking event, bringing together a sensational line-up of emerging ventures, both local and regional, to pitch to the angel investor network in an effort to…

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Temporary closure of Hamilton River Inlet* east bank

South32 Worsley Alumina advises of a temporary closure of the east bank of the Hamilton River Inlet* in the Wellington National Park to allow for infrastructure upgrades and maintenance works to our pumping station and pipeline. This small section of the Wellington National Park will be closed from 07am on Thursday, 17 October 2019, and…

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Get into the Christmas spirit at the Collie Christmas Pageant

Come along to the biggest Christmas pageant in the South West and join in the old-time Christmas spirit, on Saturday, 21 December 2019, from 2pm til late in Forrest St and Central Park, Collie. Every year, Santa makes a special visit to the Christmas Pageant, ready to create some beautiful memories for you and your family. Santa…

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Barber fit for a king

You’ll think you’re in heaven while you’re getting your hair trimmed at the newly refurbished Collie Mens Hairdressers, located in the Jones Arcade in Collie. Despite the name, Collie Mens Hairdressers caters for men’s cuts, ladies’ trims, and kids of all ages. It is a local, family-run business that employs local staff, boasting friendly service…

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Collie’s tourism potential shining bright like a diamond

The social media-driven popularity of the Black Diamond swimming hole has the potential to bring more tourists into the nearby town of Collie, boosting the local tourism industry and providing flow-on effects to local businesses. With help from a State Government grant, a local marketing group is able to embark on a study to identify…

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Tree planting days help revitalise river

Help the Friends of the Collie River and the Shire of Collie’s revitalisation efforts by joining in with community tree planting days being held this month. During 2018, the Shire of Collie and the Friends of the Collie River collaborated to plant 15,000 seedlings and trees, as well as carrying out maintenance and litter collection…

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