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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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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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Hear the latest in economic development for Collie

Business Connection

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 6-8pm, Wednesday, 8 May 2019. At the free information session, you’ll receive an update on economic development activities and hear about the exciting projects on the drawing board, plus a…

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Join the arty party this September

FESTIV ARTY, Collie’s biggest arty party, is on September 6-15. 10 BIG days of family fun, with a talent show, art competition, art and craft workshops for children and adults, some fantastic new events and a huge family street fair. This year’s theme is Bikes, Hikes and Trails, with a fabulous range of fun activities…

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Nominations open for Sports Person of the Year Awards

Nominations for all categories in the Shire of Collie’s 2019 Sport Awards and nominations for Wall of Champions inductees are open. We encourage sporting clubs and individuals to consider nominating athletes or club persons you consider worthy recipients of these awards. Sports Person of The Year Junior Sports Person of The Year Volunteer of the…

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Coalfields 500 on at the Collie Motorplex

There’s another BIG weekend coming up at the Collie Motorplex with the Coalfields 500 Race & Regularity Event 19-20 October is the Coalfields 500 with more than 100 cars competing in Formula Classic, Formula Vee and Historic Touring Cars along with four Regularity classes which will showcase Ford Cortina’s, Escorts, Minis, Falcons, Toranas, Commodores, Porsches,…

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Is your best friend vaccinated?

A Collie Veterinary Services spokesperson is urging all dog owners to ensure their pets are vaccinated for parvovirus. “Parvo is back. In truth, it never left. The excellent record that we previously had in Collie until a couple of years ago is simply a thing of the past. We have yet another dog in our…

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New mural celebrates Collie history

Artist Shakey spent a few days in Collie last week brightening up a forgotten alcove on Forrest Street. After spending a day with the staff at the Coalfields Museum and Research Centre, Shakey was inspired by local mining history and the stories of pit ponies once used in Collies coal mines. Referencing photographs sourced from…

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NEW COLLIE TRAILS OPEN!

Collie was in the spotlight today as 12km of new trails at Arklow were officially opened by Mark McGowan. Built by Common Ground alongside a team of locals, the trails offer a range of experiences from adaptive trail to technical single track, as well as short flow and jump sections. The traversing trails feature large…

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Barber fit for a king

You’ll think you’re in heaven while you’re getting your hair trimmed at the newly refurbished Collie Mens Hairdressers, located in the Jones Arcade in Collie. Despite the name, Collie Mens Hairdressers caters for men’s cuts, ladies’ trims, and kids of all ages. It is a local, family-run business that employs local staff, boasting friendly service…

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