Stories

Shop in Collie this festive season for a chance to win

Customers from all over the South West can be in for the chance to win a $3500 shopping spree, just by doing your Christmas shopping this year in participating Collie businesses. The Collie Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Buy Local Christmas Competition, where every $50 spent in participating stores gains a ticket into…

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Grants to drive Collie’s economic future

The Collie Futures Small Grants Program has been launched to drive economic growth and stimulate job creation in the South West town of Collie. The grants program provides opportunities for a wide range of potential projects where they can demonstrate an economic impact benefiting the Collie area. The Fund will consider financial assistance for projects that support…

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How Did I Get Here exhibition opening

Join the Collie Art Gallery members for the opening of How Did I Get Here?, the first exhibition of works from the Art Gallery of WA’s (AGWA) State Art Collection, at the special time 4pm, Friday 19 July 2019, as part of the Freighting Ideas state-wide initiative. Inspired by the 1980 Talking Heads song Once…

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Collie’s biggest arty party kicks off this week

For ten days in September, Collie comes alive for FESTIV ARTY, our biggest arty party, now in its 29th year. The flurry of activity starts this Friday night, with the official opening for artists and invited guests, unveiling the work of local artists and artisans that will be on show throughout the festival at the…

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Youths eager to help community

The Lions Club of Collie celebrated an exciting event last week with the official formation night of the Collie Leos club held this week. Leo clubs are a sponsored affiliation of Lions Clubs International that encourages young men and women to serve others in their community and around the world. A group of proactive youths…

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Collie will be WA’s premier trail adventure town

Collie is set to become a world-class destination for mountain bike riders, bushwalkers and nature lovers, with a significant funding announcement from the McGowen Government today. The $10m funding package will create more than 180km of high-quality mountain bike and hiking trails, including a 65km world-class ‘epic’ mountain bike trail network in the Wellington National…

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Looking for work?

Job Portal

Job hunting just got easier with the launch of the new Job Portal as part of the Collie Hub. Thanks to generous support from Job Portal sponsors Synergy, South West Development Commission and Premier Coal, find quick access to job opportunities on offer in Collie. Browse through the diverse range of opportunities, whether it be…

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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-based smash repairer bags awards

A Collie-based smash repair business has picked up two awards recently at the prestigious Car Craft Awards. Car Craft is a group of quality smash repairers that are recognised leaders in the smash repair industry. Every year Car Craft gives awards to approved car craft repairers. Ian Guppy & Co Smash Repairs was the proud…

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Take-or-pay security for coal

A TAKE-OR-PAY clause in the Synergy coal contract should provide confidence for those working in the industry and Collie in general. This is the view expressed by Collie shire councillors following a briefing from Premier Coal operations manager Jim Falconer at the last Collie Shire Council meeting. Mr Falconer told councillors that Premier’s contract with…

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