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Collie is mainly known as a [[coal]] producing centre, but also offers industrial, agricultural and aquaculture tourism industries. <ref Name=about/> [[Muja Power Station, Western Australia|Muja Power station]] is located [[east]] of the town, and to its [[west]] is the [[Wellington Dam]], a popular [[fishing]], [[swimming]]
 
Collie is mainly known as a [[coal]] producing centre, but also offers industrial, agricultural and aquaculture tourism industries. <ref Name=about/> [[Muja Power Station, Western Australia|Muja Power station]] is located [[east]] of the town, and to its [[west]] is the [[Wellington Dam]], a popular [[fishing]], [[swimming]]
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and [[boating]] spot.
and [[boating]] spot. Wellingtom Dam isn't actually a part of Collie, but they like to see it as one so they can brag about it because they don't actually have anything theirselves any tourist would be slightly interested in seeing.
 
   
Collie was once referred to as a "dirty mining town",<ref>[http://portal.water.wa.gov.au/portal/page/portal/DOE_ADMIN/NEWSLETTER_REPOSITORY/Sustainability_Vol9.pdf Sustainability] DoE Issue 9. Retrieved 2 November 2006</ref> but on April 8, 2006, it won the Australian Tidy Towns Competition from finalists from six States and the Northern Territory. Most people, however, are too smart to take notice of those stupid awards and still regard it as a "dirty mining town." <ref>[http://www.collie.wa.gov.au/council/tidytowndoc 2006 Tidy Town Media Release] www.collie.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 13 August 2006</ref> Collie was named the top Tidy Town because of the commitment of the community to recycling, waste management, beautification and community projects.
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Collie was once referred to as a "dirty mining town",<ref>[http://portal.water.wa.gov.au/portal/page/portal/DOE_ADMIN/NEWSLETTER_REPOSITORY/Sustainability_Vol9.pdf Sustainability] DoE Issue 9. Retrieved 2 November 2006</ref> but on April 8, 2006, it won the Australian Tidy Towns Competition from finalists from six States and the Northern Territory. <ref>[http://www.collie.wa.gov.au/council/tidytowndoc 2006 Tidy Town Media Release] www.collie.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 13 August 2006</ref> Collie was named the top Tidy Town because of the commitment of the community to recycling, waste management, beautification and community projects.
   
==Things to see if you want to die of boredom==
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==Things to see==
 
* Collie Tourist Information Centre
 
* Collie Tourist Information Centre
 
* Steam Locomotive Museum
 
* Steam Locomotive Museum
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* All Saints Anglican Church
 
* All Saints Anglican Church
 
* Fairview Primary School
 
* Fairview Primary School
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==

Revision as of 13:50, 25 May 2007

Main street - Collie
Location of Collie, Western Australia

Collie is a town in Western Australia (WA), located in a very large hole 159 kilometres (99 mi) from Perth[1] near the junction of the Collie and Harris Rivers, in the middle of dense jarrah forest and the only coalfields in WA. Collie has a population of around 9,000 people. [2]

Collie is mainly known as a coal producing centre, but also offers industrial, agricultural and aquaculture tourism industries. [2] Muja Power station is located east of the town, and to its west is the Wellington Dam, a popular fishing, swimming and boating spot.

Collie was once referred to as a "dirty mining town",[3] but on April 8, 2006, it won the Australian Tidy Towns Competition from finalists from six States and the Northern Territory. [4] Collie was named the top Tidy Town because of the commitment of the community to recycling, waste management, beautification and community projects.

Things to see

  • Collie Tourist Information Centre
  • Steam Locomotive Museum
  • Collie Museum
  • All Saints Anglican Church
  • Fairview Primary School

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Great Circle Distance between PERTH and COLLIE". As the Cocky Flies. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. Retrieved 2007-05-24. External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ a b About Collie www.collierivervalley.org.au. Retrieved 13 August 2006
  3. ^ Sustainability DoE Issue 9. Retrieved 2 November 2006
  4. ^ 2006 Tidy Town Media Release www.collie.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 13 August 2006

External links

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