WA Rural Signs started in 2008 in Boddington as a partnership between James Elliott and his son-in-law, Colin Saunders. James had qualifications in computing and IT (BSc(WA) GradDipCompSt(Murdoch) CertCompEng(TAFE)) and Colin had been a sign maker in South Africa and later here in WA, all his adult life, so in this hi-tech world it proved to be a good combination of skills. James completed a graphic design course prior to the launching of the business, and Colin taught him all he needed to know about sign making.
Colin eventually used his marine qualifications to work offshore and referred work down from Karratha and Port Hedland, while James sourced work locally, and the business got off to a good start, receiving large and small jobs from mining companies, shipping companies, and businesses in Port Hedland, Karratha, Boddington and surrounding districts. Originally form Perth (19 years ago) both Colin and James also received work from the city as well.
With promotion and increasing work pressures in the offshore industry, Colin eventually withdrew from the partnership and James and his wife, Myfanwy, moved to Collie in 2011.
James and his staff have been servicing the Collie region for three years now, and the wider region for more than six years.
We enjoy talking to our clients and tailoring the design to their preferences. We pay great attention to detail and do quality work which results in a lot of repeat business.
we make the whole range of signs:
- decals or stickers
- the full range of safety signs
- vehicle stickers and magnetic signs
- see-through vehicle window signs
- mine vehicle striping and ID numbers
- Traffolyte signs
- engraved and 3D signs
- illuminated signs
- traffic signs
- shopfront signs
- A-Frame signs
- Corflute roster signs
- banners (with ropes and eyelets)
- billboard and pylon signs
- custom made signs of all sorts
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
Welcome to the web site of the Collie River Valley Tourist Park. Your hostshere are Warren and Julie Jones, not forgetting Blake, Lauren and Mitchell.
We look forward to making you very welcome on your next visit to Collie
Diagnostics, Airconditioning, starters & alternators, immobilisers, camping and 4×4 fit outs etc
Suppliers of Bosch batteries, spotlights and 12v accessories.
FREE battery testing and fitting with every battery purchase
Collie Community Broadcasting Association Inc is very proud of the fact that everyone at the station is a volunteer, and thousands of hours of voluntary work go into the station each year.
We were named Collie Shire Council Australia Day Community Group of the Year in 2008, and two of our younger members, Jarred O’Brien and Ben Menaglio, have been named Young Citizen of the Year.
Our target audience is the community of Collie, and this consists of a wide range of ages, interests and tastes in music.
Programmes reflect the personal tastes of presenters, but we do try to cater for most of the population at some time.
We welcome new volunteers to the station, and if you would like to be part of 1089am, contact us.
You do not need to have had any experience or training – we can provide that if you wish to go on air – but if you would prefer to be part of the administrative or technical facets of the station, that would be welcome too.
Aptitude Bookkeeping provides exceptional bookkeeping and BAS services to the beautiful South West of Australia.
Based in Collie, setting up meetings or handling urgent problems anywhere in the South West region is a breeze. And using Cloud-based accounting Aptitude Bookkeeping can work remotely or from your office.
Whether you require a troubleshooting solution, or you have ongoing bookkeeping requirements, don’t hesitate to contact Vicky Ward of Aptitude Bookkeeping for an obligation free chat.
Certified Bookkeeper – Registered BAS Agent
Over the past 25 years I have worked in retail, hospitality, real estate and
trades industries, and my experience encompasses all levels of bookkeeping
I continually meet all the stringent requirements for membership of the prestigious Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, and am a Registered BAS Agent, authorised to prepare and lodge your BAS returns and liaise with the ATO on your behalf. I am a MYOB Partner, a Xero Certified Advisor and for your peace of mind I have full professional indemnity insurance.
Retro Respection; a modern online vintage store with the most exceptional service you’ll find – in any era.
From it’s country location in Collie, Western Australia, Retro Respection reaches customers far beyond, posting items out across Australia and internationally.
We sell genuine vintage stock that is personally hunted down, dug up and pulled out from dusty corners by us with serious glee.
Saving memories and the environment one vintage piece at a time is our favourite thing to do!
Mixed in with the vintage are brand new items sourced from all over the world. Our stock is a lot like us – you’ll find a little bit of quirk, pop culture, a little bit of classic and lots of kitsch and vintage vibes.
Our customers are collectors, vintage aficionado’s and those simply looking for ‘something different’ as a gift or to make their home a home.
Providing ‘small town service’ in the online world is really important to us.
We want you to feel valued like we do when we go into our local shops and are greeted by name and with a smiling ‘how are you going today?’
If you ever have a question for us, or a problem with a purchase, don’t be afraid to get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org). Retro Respection is run by two humans – no robots – and we love to help!
MEET THE LADIES THAT MAKE IT HAPPEN
The partnership behind Retro Respection began as an unexpected friendship in 2013. Storm had begun to experiment selling vintage wares online whilst juggling family commitments (at last count, two children, a stupid number of pets and one lovely husband).
She found herself selling a considerable amount of stock to Joleen, a self-confessed over indulger in the vintage world and a wannabe 1950’s-style stay at home mum (two children, lovely husband, less pets).
Joleen happened to live in the same country town and the pair went on to find themselves bumping heads at local markets as they reached for the same to-die-for vintage plate. And then again, reaching for a vase. Awkward!
The two decided it best to join forces and Retro Respection was born. Now, if only we could get Joleen to stop hiding the best stuff for herself everything would be tickety boo.
Available 24 Hours / 7 Days A week
- We Offer Tilt Car Towing
- We Can Tow Any Vehicle Any Time
- We Can Pick Up From Anywhere – From Perth, Bunbury, Collie & Boyup Brook
- Our Service Is Prompt And Reliable
- We Follow Industry Safe Practices
A Contemporary Style Motel, the Collie Ridge is located just minutes from the historical Town Centre of Collie and conveniently only 50 kilometres from the City of Bunbury. A leisurely walk from your suite will lead you to the picturesque Collie River and a short drive finds you in the majestic scenery that is the Collie River Valley.
- Contemporary accommodation in Studio & Executive Spa Suites
- Two person Spa in Executive Suites
- Attractive Corporate Rates
- Foxtel & Internet access in all suites
- Function Centre available for corporate events, weddings & special occasions
- Business Centre includes Boardroom and large Function room
- Licensed “The Ridge” restaurant with alfresco area for dining and catering needs
We can supply all of your plumbing & are
Agents for Origin Gas, Rapid Plastics Tanks, Aussie Outdoor sheds & Patios and Stratco Fencing.
Go see Ash and the team
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.
“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.
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.