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Shire of Collie

The town of Collie is located 60 kilometres from the regional City of Bunbury, and is linked to the Bunbury Port by a rail freight network.  Mining and power generation are the major contributors to the local economy.

Historically a coal mining town, Collie produces all the state's coal supplies, which are sold on the domestic market. Western Power uses the majority of the coal for electricity generation with the remainder used by industry in the production of alumina, mineral sands, cement and nickel.

The Worsley Alumina Refinery situated near Collie processes bauxite mined in the Shire of Boddington. Alumina production is at record levels with a processing value of $1.3 billion in 2008-09. More  mining sector statistics.

Collie is a SuperTown.

Attractions

Visit the Collie River Valley visitor information website for detailed information on local attractions, events, tours and accommodation options.

Shire statistics

Towns & communities
Ewington, Allanson, Cardiff, Buckingham, Collie-Burn, Shotts, Mungalup, Worsley, Preston Road
Local industries
Power Generation, Alumina Refinery, Open Cut Coal mining, Timber, Farming, Tourism, Aquaculture, Viticulture
Population
Estimated resident population
9,778
Annual growth rate 0.9%
Building value
Total value of building approvals $11.1m
Residential approvals $4.3m
Non-residential approvals $6.8m
Number of residential building approvals 16
Labour market (a)
Labour force employed 5,660
Unemployment rate 6.1%
Average income
Average taxable income per annum $76,332
Agriculture
Total agricultural land holdings
12,576 hectares
Number of farms
63
Value of agricultural production
$3 million

Sources
(a) Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Small Area Labour Markets - Australia.

ABS Census data

Community Profiles
Census QuickStats

Useful Links & Documents

Collie Motorplex

Collie Motorplex

Lake Kepwari

Lake Kepwari - turning a disused open cut mine into an aquatic playground

Canoeing pristine rivers

Canoeing pristine rivers

Bushwalking near Collie

A haven for nature lovers and bushwalkers