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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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Now is the time to invest

Two prime lots in Collie’s main street are available for the right development that will enhance the current offerings. Expressions of interest are being invited for Lots 2872 and 27 Throssell St, Collie. Both lots are owned in freehold by the Shire of Collie. These parcels of land offer high exposure on a busy highway,…

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Who’s who of Collie community on display

The big heart of the Collie community is on display in the latest exhibition, opening this Friday night. From politicians to publicans, the exhibition shows a diverse range of characters and local identities captured by Perth-based artist, Alastair Taylor. As one of the runner-up winners of the Collie Art Prize 2018, Perth-based artist Alastair Taylor…

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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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