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The Governor with local representatives in the Collie Centre Business Precinct

Governor experiences best of Collie and meets community representatives during day trip

On Friday 26th June, the Governor conducted a day trip to Collie, only 60 kilometres from the regional port city of Bunbury and 200 kilometres from Perth.

During the visit, the Governor was accompanied by Shire of Collie staff Cr Sarah Stanley, Shire President, and Mr David Blurton, CEO.

“Collie is a transformed town from the years I represented the area in federal politics from 1996 – 1998.

This is a must-visit tourist destination, a long return day trip from Perth or a lovely weekend away.

Great walking/biking trails, history, restaurants and farm stays.”


The Governor’s visit included stops at:

  • Lake Kepwari – a man-made reservoir about 10 kilometres south-east of Collie. “Kepwari” is a Noongar word meaning “playing in water’.
  • Collie Motorplex – 14km east of Collie on catering for car, bike and kart racing with a 2.7km race circuit, 1/8th mile club level drag strip, purpose built burnout pad plus extensive competitor and spectator parking.
  • Collie Centre Business Precinct and trails – a 2km walk around the Collie CBD offering a glimpse into Collie’s past whilst celebrating many of the modern new facilities in the town.
  • Harris River Estate – a winery, micro-brewery, function centre, accommodation and human resource excellence consulting service.
  • WesTrac Autonomous Driving Facility – a technology training facility in Collie focused on providing courses in autonomous operations.

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