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Major boost for Collie small businesses

Major boost for Collie small businesses

A much-needed short-stay accommodation project in Collie is among four local businesses sharing in $373,767 funding, supported through the State Government’s Collie Futures Small Grants Program.

Regional Development Minister Don Punch today announced $100,000 towards upgrading 10 rooms at the Victoria Hotel that have not been used since 2018 to cater for rising demand for accommodation in the South West town.

The project, which creates a new business stream for the hotel, will also involve the modernisation of a family unit incorporating a kitchen, and the upgrade of an onsite communal laundry.

Significant investment in new attractions and experiences, such as the Wellington Dam mural, has seen increased visitation to Collie, with the benefits flowing to local businesses.

Funding through the Collie Futures Fund is supporting various projects that will diversify and complement local business and industry, supporting local jobs.

In a further commitment to setting up Collie for a strong future, the Cook Government has also allocated $99,592 to WA South West Plan Managers to develop a new hub in Collie for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and providers in the South West.

Additionally, $87,675 funding for Drone Elevation will see a new start-up offer mapping services for the region and a $86,500 grant for Spry’s Meat Market will enable the established business to expand its product offering through the onsite production of smallgoods.

The Collie Futures Small Grants Program forms part of the wider Collie Futures Fund. The Fund is designed to assist Collie to transition from coal and build a more diverse economy by stimulating local employment across a greater range of industries.


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