The McGowan Government today launched a new prospectus to promote the Collie region to investors in Australia and around the world.
Collie is already attracting a range of new industry investments thanks to the State Government’s work over recent years to diversify its economy and develop new industries to support local jobs.
The region has a range of competitive advantages to support new industries, including existing infrastructure and land, a skilled and agile workforce, and a supportive local business environment.
Investors will be able to use the prospectus to easily access information on projects that are underway, and new opportunities in job-rich industry sectors.
Industry sectors highlighted in the prospectus include:
- energy intensive industry, such as mineral processing;
- future clean energy, such as battery industry development; and
- primary industries, including agribusiness.
The prospectus was developed as part of the McGowan Government’s ‘Just Transition Plan’ for Collie, a framework to support workers and the wider community as the town transitions into new industries.
The launch of the prospectus follows the 2021-22 State Budget announcement of an additional $20 million for the Collie Industry Attraction and Development Fund.
The McGowan Government has recently committed more than $100 million for infrastructure development to attract and support private sector infrastructure in the region.
The Collie investment prospectus is available at https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/collie-investment-prospectus
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
“Collie is one of Western Australia’s industrial heartlands, with a rich history in power generation, coal mining and other blue collar industries.
“My Government is committed to making sure Collie’s economy is resilient and diverse into the future, ensuring we continue to create new local jobs in a range of industries.
“The prospectus is another tool in our more than $100 million package to attract investment and jobs to Collie to drive the region’s economy for decades to come.”
Comments attributed to State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook:
“The prospectus shows what Collie has to offer investors in Australia and around the world.
“Collie is already home to a number of projects in job-rich industry sectors, and new opportunities are emerging all the time.
“For example, the investment prospectus highlights future energy opportunities in Collie, including battery industry development.”
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
“We’ve already had success in attracting major new companies and industries to Collie as part of the town’s transition, and this prospectus will help to continue that work.
“Collie’s skilled resident workforce and excellent community, transport and energy infrastructure make it an ideal investment destination.
“There are opportunities outlined in the Collie investment prospectus for funding support by the McGowan Government through the Collie Industry Attraction and Development Fund and the Collie Futures Industry Development Fund to assist developers of new projects.”
Comments attributed to Collie-Preston MLA Jodie Hanns:
“The investment prospectus is an important step in the implementation of Collie’s Just Transition Plan, which was developed in consultation with the community and has the best interests of our town at its heart.
“Collie is already attracting new sectors, and this document will help to continue diversifying Collie’s economy with further job-rich industry sectors of the future.
“The McGowan Government has backed up its support of Collie by taking action on the ground to help develop a diversified economy that will be able to support the community for generations to come.”
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