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Collie Futures

Collie Futures Fund

Through the Collie Futures Fund, the State Government is making available $20 million over five years to drive economic diversity and create jobs in the Collie region.

The Collie Futures Fund is being delivered through two key programs:

  • Collie Futures Small Grants Program; and
  • Collie Futures Industry Development Fund

Collie Futures Industry Development Fund – Apply now for funding!

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Wendy Perdon
Principal Project Officer, South West Development Commission
Phone:  9734 2322

Steve Ryan
General Manager, Strategic Projects, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science & Innovation
Phone:  9222 0450


Collie Futures Small Grants Program

Round One Recipients - announced

Check back on this page for future funding rounds!

The Collie Futures Small Grants Program backs projects that support efforts to drive long-term economic growth and stimulate jobs creation.

The following projects were successful in the first round of the Collie Futures Small Grants Fund.

Second tranche:

  • Collie River Valley Marketing ─ $70,000 towards Black Diamond Tourism Feasibility;
  • Leschenault Catchment Council ─ $75,000 towards Danju-Jobs Together; and
  • Dam Fish ─ $75,000 towards CRV Demonstration Marron Farm

Initial tranche:

  • DC Two ─ Modular Behind the Grid Technology Data Centre;
  • The Mellegers Family Trust ─ Trails Centre;
  • Planwest (WA) ─ Collie Distillery Project;
  • Global Marketing Technologies ─ Collie Hay Pressing Plant Feasibility Study and Business Plan;
  • Collie Synfuels ─ Collie Flagship Project ─ Fuel Cell Vehicle H2 Infrastructure and Distribution Study;
  • Collie Synfuels ─ Collie Flagship Project ─ Liquid H2 Export Option ─ Feasibility Study;
  • Collie Cycle Club ─ Collie to Donnybrook and Return Cycling Classic; and
  • Keip Filtration ─ Hydration Hub.


Collie Futures Economic Advisory Group

The State Government has formed the Collie Futures Economic Advisory Group to power Collie into the future.


The committee provides insight and guidance to the development of a broader economic development plan for Collie.

It plays an important role in identifying, considering and recommending projects seeking leverage funding through the $20 million Collie Futures Fund, which aims to drive Collie's economy and provide long-term employment security.

The first stage of the fund, the Collie Futures Small Grants Program, will help to get off the ground projects that aim to stimulate the local economy and support community needs.

Up to $2 million in funding was made available through the Collie Futures Small Grants Program to provide seed funding for economy building projects and for the development of business cases and feasibility studies.


The Group is chaired by Member for Collie-Preston Mick Murray, with members drawn from across local industry and community.

  • Independent industry representative ─ John Kearney
  • Community and corporate representative ─  Narelle Michalak
  • Industry representative ─ Kerry Roberts
  • Community representative ─ Geoff Blackford
  • Community representative ─ Sarah Stanley


The Group is supported by the South West Development Commission.