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Motorplex gears up for upgrade

The Collie Motorplex’s growing reputation as a major motorsport venue was further enhanced yesterday with the Federal Government’s announcement of an additional $764,000 towards Stage 2 upgrades at the Motorplex under Building Better Regions Fund. The funding will be used to resurface the existing 1.7km section of track and to improve pedestrian movements to and…

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Local businesses band together to fill retail gaps

The closure of a major retail outlet in Collie has prompted local businesses to act collaboratively to expand and diversify their product lines in order to service the community’s retail needs. Collie’s Betta Home Living is now selling a range of manchester and home goods to complement the furniture and electrical goods already on offer,…

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Local firm wins Collie Roundhouse restoration contract

A Collie firm has won the contract to manage the restoration and conservation of the heritage-listed Collie Roundhouse, ensuring local engagement and jobs in realising the vision to transform the unique building into a thriving tourist attraction. HRE Consulting has been engaged to project manage the first stage of conservation works on behalf of the…

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Collie’s own seed library set to launch

The Collie Public library in collaboration with Our Community Garden is set to launch their very own community seed library on Wednesday, 18 July. The Collie Seed Library will be free and available to all Collie Public Library cardholders and will supply a variety of free fruit and vegetable seeds for people to grow at…

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Collie to join electric highway

Travis and Louisa Jaarola of eTech Electrical and Instrumentation could hardly contain their excitement when an electric-powered vehicle visited the Collie Motorplex last month. The local electrical contractors were excited to be part of a major milestone that will see Collie join the state’s electric highway when an electric car charging station is installed in…

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Collie’s opportunity to pitch big ideas

South West Angels is proud to announce PITCH 3.0! If you love Shark Tank, you’ll love this free event that starts with a workshop in the afternoon and finishes with a pitch and networking event, being held Thursday, 19 September at the Goods Shed. The Pitch Night will bring together a sensational line-up of emerging…

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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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First phase of new river trail nears completion

Red asphalt has been laid on the first section of a planned 6.5km dual-use trail along the Collie River, showcasing the natural beauty that is hidden just out of sight. The trail will provide a connection to numerous points of interest from Soldier’s Park in the central business district, culminating at the idyllic Minninup Pool.…

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Roundhouse Conservation Project calling for expressions of interest

Local firm HRE Consulting has been awarded the project management of the Collie Roundhouse Conservation project, and is keen to ensure local contractors have opportunity to express interest for work. Expressions of Interest will be published on the Collie Hub platform this week for initial identified scopes of work for the project that will prepare…

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Big early response to heated pool survey

There has been an overwhelming response to a survey being conducted to assess Collie people’s views on the addition of a heated pool at the Collie Mineworkers Memorial Pool site. One hundred and eighty-four people completed the survey in its first day, with more than 5,000 visits to the survey site. Shire president Cr Sarah…

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