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Operation Next Gen celebrates two years

‘New conversations with new people in new places,’ is how the Operation Next Gen Program was described at a local community meeting held in February 2017. Appreciating that this was a fresh approach to how Collie can take control of its own destiny in a rapidly changing world, it was agreed that the Collie &…

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Opportunities for our leaders of tomorrow

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation is partnering with the Regional Australia Institute to deliver the Leadership For Our Regions program in South West WA in February and April 2020. We are seeking applications from individuals who reside in this region who want to challenge themselves, develop their collaborative networks and explore the role of leadership…

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Restoration of historic Collie landmark to breathe new life into tourism

Western Australia’s largest and only remaining railway roundhouse – located in Collie – will be transformed into a unique tourist attraction, as part of the McGowan Government’s continued efforts to unlock local potential and drive diversification in the South-West town. Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan and Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray today announced $998,532 towards restoring…

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Have your say on the future of Black Diamond

Community consultation sessions are being held to gather people’s opinions and ideas on the overall vision for the Black Diamond precinct as part of a feasibility study currently underway. There are two consultation sessions being held Tuesday, 2 July 2019: One-one-one sessions with consultants from 2pm to 4.30pm, at the Shire of Collie meeting room…

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Focus group participants wanted

We need you! The University of Western Australia is currently conducting research into mine site rehabilitation in Western Australia. The chief investigator for this research is Associate Professor Marit Kragt, who is being assisted by Dr Louise Blackmore. We are looking for a diverse range of people from within the Shire of Collie to participate…

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Ideas sparked for Collie’s town centre

More than 50 local business owners, property owners and community members gathered to share their experiences and generate ideas to activate Collie’s central business district at a community workshop held last week. The CBD Revitalisation Business Connection session used a creative process to explore ways to increase foot traffic, attract new activities to fill vacant…

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Collie’s investment potential highlighted

The exciting economic opportunities being unlocked for business and industry in Collie are highlighted in a new investment prospectus. Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan launched the Collie Futures investment prospectus to business and industry representatives at the WA Works Conference, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia. The investment prospectus highlights…

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Hear the latest in economic development for Collie

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, Wednesday, 4 December 2019. 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…

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Community goes Walkabout for CBD

Following on from a previous Business Connection event that looked at sparking creative ideas to activate our central business district, community members out into the streets at the Business Connections: CBD Walkabout. Community members are invited to join the roving discussion about the possibilities for our CBD, starting and finishing at the Goods Shed, from…

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Looking for work?

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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