Minningup Pool Project

Minningup Pool Project Update (6 April 2023)

As part of the planning for the upgrade to the day use areas and the provision of eco tourism accommodation on Reserve 34343 Minningup Pool the following reports have been completed:


What is the correct way to spell Minningup Pool?
Council resolved at its 8 June 2021 meeting to adopt the original and correct spelling of Minningup Pool (with a ‘g’). This spelling was found listed on maps dating back to 1896, is used for the register of aboriginal sites and the Landgate GENOMA database. For more information please see the following minutes extracts of the meeting: The Spelling of Minningup Pool Decision, Appendices Minningup Pool.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 9734 9000 or colshire@collie.wa.gov.au

Final Plans Endorsed by Council

The final masterplans for the foreshore day use areas at Minningup Pool have been endorsed by Council with implementation of the plans a priority.

Final Master Plans
Minningup Pool Final

Advertising and consultation on the draft plans in August and September last year resulted in over 20 community submissions. Feedback, such as increased disabled access, flushing toilets and a swimming pontoon have been incorporated into the final plans.

Total expected funding required for the project, including the provision of services is estimated at $7.5 million. Government funding for the project will be sought as a whole, however, the project can be broken into stages with the provision of services power, water and sewerage being the priority.

The Collie River foreshore is a registered Aboriginal site and any works will require application and approval under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972. Consultation with local Noongars for the use and development of the foreshore and the overall reserve has been ongoing since late 2018 and includes a visioning and heritage report.

A final report, including the detailed designs for roads, pathways and landscaping as well as the concept drawings for specific locally designed structures such as toilets will be presented to Council early this year.

This project was made possible through funding from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development via local member, the Hon. Mick Murray and undertaken in partnership with the South West Development Commission.

If you have any enquiries regarding this project please contact Katya Tripp on 9731 9005 or katya.tripp@collie.wa.gov.au

The final report for the Minningup Pool Demand and Prefeasability Study has been endorsed by the Project Management Group and by the Shire of Collie Council.

The report investigates the opportunity for low impact overnight accommodation and associated day use activities on the Minningup Pool reserve. The report considers community consultation and includes:

  • A supply and demand assessment/analysis for type, mix and quality of accommodation for short term accommodation;
  • Potential tourism and recreational activities;
  • Development and operational management options and;
  • A concept master plan and high level financial projections and investment summary.

Expressions of interest to undertake a service assessment, geotech and detailed flora for the identified short term accommodation area plus detailed design and costings (including assessments) for the day use areas are soon to be advertised. Further and ongoing community consultation will be included in the deliverables of this next stage of the project.

Please download the full report here.

For any enquiries please contact Katya Tripp on 9734 9005