About Us

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The Collie Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Inc) is a pro-active body supporting economic growth and development in the Collie region. Our vision is to provide dynamic and responsive leadership to encourage local business prosperity. The Chamber supports its  members by running events of general benefit to the business community, lobbying government departments and finding sources of information to help businesses grow and be more prosperous.
In order to achieve our vision, our key goals include:
  • To be a role model of a proud community with strong values in the Collie and surrounding regions;
  • To develop and support new ideas and business opportunities in conjunction with other South West Chambers and Regional Development agencies;
  • To provide a framework of support through its membership.

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

The Chamber of Commerce is a professional association of business people that collects information and acts according to the wishes of its members. The Chamber is an association of the business community with the prime function to advance the business, commercial and industrial interests of the area and support the local community. It is a lobby group to present and defend the views of the business community to Government—Local, State and Federal, as well as other authorities and organisations.

The Collie Chamber of Commerce is an independent incorporated body administered by a President, Treasurer and Executive Committee who can appoint the Chief Executive Officer on staff, to investigate issues or organise activities and report to the Executive for consideration. An Annual General Meeting is held each year in October with Executive meetings held monthly and general meetings as required.

In recognition that members are important stakeholders in the area’s economy and  quality of life, the Chamber provides representation and advocacy on behalf of members and lobbying to support the interests of the local business community. The Chamber is a powerful ally, providing you with the opportunity to influence decisions which affect your business and protecting the rights of business at a local, state and national level.

The Collie Chamber of Commerce agrees with the concept of free enterprise whilst recognising the role of government and appropriate legislation to properly manage and protect the interests of the supplier and consumer equally.

Operation of the Chamber

The Collie Chamber of Commerce employs a part-time Administration Officer and a Chief Executive Officer.  All other officers including the President and Treasurer are elected volunteers. The day to day affairs of the Chamber are managed by both our Administration Officer and our Chief Executive Officer, Richard Jackson.

The elected Executive Committee determines the policies of the Chamber. The Executive Committee is comprised of a President, Vice President, Treasurer and up to five committee members, including one Council representative. The Executive Committee meet on the second Wednesday of every month.

The Collie Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc Committee details are:

CEO – Mrs Bec Woods

President – Mr Peter Harms

Vice President – Mrs Julie Hillier

Treasurer – Mr James Clarke

Committee – Mr Brent White, Mr Justine Randall, Mr Leigh Amos, Ms Janine Page and Cr Elysia Harverson

Administration – Mrs Tara van Beuningen

Contact the Collie Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc.

Collie Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc.
13 Forrest Street
PO Box 382

Collie WA 6225

Phone: (08) 9734 4817  
Fax: (08) 9734 4599
Bec Woods (CEO) Mobile: 0408 092 326
Email: admin@colliechamber.asn.au
Sustainability Strategy
The world is changing and businesses need to think differently. We believe we have the responsibility to show leadership and bring particular resources and skills to assist our members and business owners to understand and adapt to our changing world of business.
Our Approach
Adopting a long-term view on the issues that will impact future prosperity:
  • Sustainability strategy
  • Principle for doing business (Our vision, please see below)
Emerging Issues
Includes Industry and cultural change in the region; environmental challenges and sustainable wealth creation prospects.
Web links – relevant sustainability information
http://www.colliechamber.asn.au/about-us/ The Collie Chamber of Commerce website as it is what we are communicating to our members on our vision and sustainability.
http://www.regionalchamberswa.com.au/ The Regional Chamber’s website has loads of information about the bigger challengers that small businesses are facing on a regional level and what strategies we have in place to try and overcome our emerging issues.
https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/ The Department of Commerce has compliant information on some of the emerging issues that small businesses have to abide by and what effects it will have on their sustainability as a business.
https://www.ato.gov.au/ The ATO website has our Government compliant information that also affects our sustainability
https://www.asic.gov.au/ The ASIC website also has compliant information for businesses.
http://www.business.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx The Business page has loads of helpful templates and business plans that you can use to help build your strategies to achieve the sustainability of your business.