“One Day in Collie” states that, “The first ‘civic’ meeting was an impromptu affair in 1897. Mr Tom Carrig, sitting outside his tent watching the two carpenters who were constructing his hotel ‘The Colliefields’, no doubt in pensive mood, called to order a meeting of the ‘First Progress Association’. Tom outlined his progressive ideas – one of the carpenters moved a proposition accordingly, unanimously.” It goes on later to say that “The first civic institution initiated and operated as a local body was the Coalfield Progress Committee. It began on a more official premise than Tom Carrig’s earlier motivations, but was noticeably held at the same venue, the Colliefields Hotel. A public meeting held there in 1898 determined that a body of twelve persons should be elected to make up the Committee, with eighteen nominations immediately submitted.”
The hotel was expanded as seen in this picture of the hotel while under the management of Mr F.W. Crowe.
The new building was magnificent as you can see from this picture, which is of the first hunt meeting outside the Colliefields Hotel.
We have been told that some of the ballustrading was only sold about two years prior to our renovations commencing. Do you know where it is? We’d love to be able to get even a small piece of it or a cast of it as we are hoping to reinstate these balconies in future stages of our renovations.
The article goes on to say that “In the meantime, the next shops, occupied by E. Watts, newsagent, and the Ezywalkin Boot Company, were pulled down to prevent the fire spreading further.” This picture shows the side of the Colliefields Hotel, with all the buildings between it and the Crown totally destroyed.
We look after all local businesses in any issues that may arrise. We hold functions for businesses to showcase their shops and what they do. We design and publish the local telephone directory which is delivered free to all locals.
Monday – 9:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday – 9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday – 9:00am-3:00pm
Thursday – 9:00am-3:00pm
Friday – 9:00am-3:00pm
Collie is a welcoming, inclusive and vibrant community with an exciting future. With a strong local economy underpinned with significant current and planned industrial development and an environment dominated by natural and manmade waterways, State Forest and National Park, Collie is the envy of other communities.
Welcome to Collie Senior High School. We are an Independent Public Secondary School in the heart of the close knit community of Collie.
We understand that you, as a parent, want every opportunity for success for your child. That’s why we are committed to providing access to the highest quality teachers, education and environment.
At Collie Senior High School, your child will be encouraged and guided as an individual so that their own personal excellence can be achieved. They will be offered a broad and exciting range of educational, sporting and creative pathways so they can really discover their true potential.
We hope you are able to take some time to explore the world of opportunities our school has to offer your child.
And remember, “We Strive – because anything is possible”.
At Collie Senior High School, every child has their own special place in our community. This is a place where your child can shine, and where they will receive all the support they need to achieve their dreams.
Collie Senior High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Collie, a regional centre 213 kilometres south of Perth, Western Australia. The first school in Collie was opened in 1899, when the name of the town was still Coalville.
At Station Motors our greatest pleasure is assisting old clients who return to update their Holden time and time again. We know and love Holden, so make us your first port of call for all Holden enquiries. If you haven’t visited us before, we encourage you to come by and experience our leading standards of customer service. You will not be disappointed!
At Station Motors, we are your first point of call for all things Holden. Our friendly team of Holden experts specialise in the areas of new & used vehicles sales, vehicle servicing, genuine parts, vehicle finance and insurance solutions. Whatever you require, at Station Motors we are committed to providing you with a leading automotive service experience. Find out for yourself by contacting one of our in-house experts today.
Trading Hours Include:
- 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Collie Central shopping centre is located on the North side of the train line within Shire of Collie Town Centre.
Collie Central is anchored by Woolworths and 7 specialty stores. Collie is located 205km from Perth in the South West of Western Australia, only 45 minutes East of Bunbury and has a population of approximately 8,600.
The South West Institute of Technology delivers high quality, accredited vocational education and training that is flexible enough to meet your workplace and lifestyle commitments.
With campuses in Bunbury, Busselton, Collie, Harvey, Manjimup and Margaret River, the South West Institute of Technology is able to support and nurture the training needs of the local community throughout the region. Our extensive facilities and workshops allow us to offer training that is responsive and relevant due to the professional relationships we have across commercial sectors to ensure that training is benchmarked to industry standard.
As an established training provider, the Institute is a leader in the delivery of accredited training with highly qualified and dedicated professional lecturing staff. Working with industry, we build the capacity of current and future employees through training and skills recognition that lead to formal qualifications, economic empowerment and prosperity in the region.
Since 1980 Ian Guppy & Co Smash Repairs, proudly based in Collie, has been a leading smash repairer in WA’s South West.
With the experience and expertise within our team, built up over many years, our reputation for excellence is widely renown.
As a result our customers come not only from Collie, but also from Perth, Bunbury and many other towns throughout the state.
We are specialists in our field and take great care and pride in bringing your vehicle back to the original manufacturer’s fit and finish.
Ian Guppy & Co Smash Repairs are proud to be a Green Stamp Accredited Business.
- Car-O-Liner – to align heavily damaged vehicles back to factory specifications
- Inverter Welder – to reproduce structurally sound spot welds in today’s higher strength steels
- Glasurit water-based paint system(first site outside of metro area) – better for the environment
- 2 x Monarch down draft, spray booth and bake ovens for a perfect, faultless finish every time
Fleet repairs and large vehicles are our specialty.
The Collie Visitor Centre, conveniently located within walking distance of the Collie CBD, has ample parking with long bays provided for vehicles towing caravans, trailers, etc. Two ACROD parking bays are also provided, along with a picnic area with tables and seating. The modern new Visitor Centre has excellent facilities, including seating area for browsing publications and relaxing, public toilets and a shower.
Our friendly staff are “local experts” and are happy to assist to make your visit to Collie enjoyable. We stock a good range of local information including our popular Collie Visitor Guide and Map, Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi maps, information on accommodation, dining out, attractions and activities etc
Our Visitor Centre is the terminus for public transport services in Collie (Transwa & South West Coachlines).
Marron Sales from Collie Valley Marron
Native plant sales from Chappell Landscaping & Ngalang Boodja Nursery
Contact the Collie Noongar Centre 9734 5097 for room hire
The Ngalang Boodja Council Aboriginal Corporation (NBC) is an Aboriginal Corporation established under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 in September, 1999. The NBC is open to all Collie Noongars and has members from most of the main family groups in Collie.
The objectives of the Corporation are to:
• Secure land and protect heritage on behalf of Noongar peoples, including communal, group or individual rights, interests and obligations of Noongar peoples in relation to land.
• Make policy on Noongar land in accordance with Noongar traditions and values for Noongar culture and language.
• Seek legal, political and historical recognition of Noongar people’s individual, communal and collective rights.
• Support the maintenance, development and advancement of Noongar culture and collective language.
• Promote harmonious community relations with other members of Australian society
• Manage and maintain land given to the Corporation
• Promote advancement of Noongar peoples in health, education, social and business enterprise