Collie is transforming
The South West town of Collie proudly powers Western Australia through its coal mines, power stations and rich resources. And now Collie is also gaining attention for its lifestyle, outdoors and adventure attractions nestled amongst its national parks and picturesque lakes.
Due to global trends towards renewable energy, customer demands and new technologies, Collie’s economy is moving away from being solely dependent on coal-fired power as it adapts and attracts new industries.
The State Government’s Collie Delivery Unit coordinates, oversees and promotes activities and initiatives that support the future prosperity of Collie.
The WA government is committed to supporting this significant economic structural transition and has committed to a Just Transition for Collie.
Collie’s Just Transition Working Group (JTWG) includes members from across industry, government and community to ensure affected people are considered by decision-makers and that early action towards a Just Transition can minimise the negative impacts and maximise positive opportunities.
Collie’s Just Transition Plan was released in December 2020 and is currently being implemented.
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WHAT IS JUST TRANSITION?
Just Transition is an internationally endorsed framework for supporting impacted workers and communities in the transition away from emissions-intensive industries such as coal.
The approach recognises that energy transitions are about people: the ones affected by the decisions and the ones who make the decisions.
Working together at a regional level can improve outcomes for impacted communities including through job placements in nearby industries, early re-skilling for affected workers, and attracting different industries to support economic diversification.