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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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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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Reducing waste a community priority

The Shire of Collie has reaffirmed its commitment to the responsible management of waste, with the adoption of new policies that will pave the way for a re-use shop at the Shire’s landfill facility and reduce its consumption of single-use plastics. The Collie community is already exceeding its 2020 waste diversion targets through the three-bin…

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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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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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Historic Motorcycle Racing

Come along to the last event of the year this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, 2-3 November. There will be teams’ endurance races in moderns, pre-moderns, thunderbikes, P6 750s, 125GPs, Juniors and also a gender challenge. Gates open from 9am each day, canteen open both days and FREE entry for spectators.

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Business Connections is on tonight!

Find out what’s being done to strengthen Collie’s small business sector at the next instalment in the Shire of Collie’s Business Connection series, being held 6-9pm this evening. The next instalment in our Business Connection series, this information session will provide an update on the work being done to diversify Collie’s economy and plan for…

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Collie leading the nation in data solutions

A new data centre being built in Collie is the first in Australia to be powered “behind the grid” primarily from renewable energy sources. DC Two’s proposed data centre will have zones to enable low-cost hosting specifically designed for cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin mining as well as high-redundancy zones for traditional IT workloads. The data centre…

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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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Collie Small Community Grants applications

The Shire of Collie Small Community Grants applications are now available. Applications will be accepted until 4.30pm on 25 October 2019. Forms are available by clicking the link  COMMUNITY SMALL GRANTS FUND – PDF Form  Alternatively the form can be found on the Shire Website. Hard copies are available at the Shire offices reception and…

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