|Elevation||233 m (764 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Collie|
Shotts is a small town in Western Australia located in the South West Region just off the Coalfields Highway between Collie and Darkan
The town originated as a railway siding named Benelaking on the Collie to Narrogin line in 1911. Later the same year the town was renamed as Shotts in honour of the coal mining town of the same name in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The Premier Coal Mining Company operated a coal mine near to the siding and in 1913 the Company asked for a town to be established there and were supported by the Collie Road Board. The town was gazetted in 1917.
Gunnedah is a town in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia and is the seat of the Gunnedah Shire local government area. In the 2016 census the town recorded a population of 9,726. Gunnedah is situated within the Liverpool Plains, a fertile agricultural region, with 80% of the surrounding shire area devoted to farming. The Namoi River flows west then north-west through the town providing water beneficial to agricultural operations in the area.
Collie is a town in the South West region of Western Australia, 213 kilometres (132 mi) south of the state capital, Perth, and 59 kilometres (37 mi) inland from the regional city and port of Bunbury. It is near the junction of the Collie and Harris Rivers, in the middle of dense jarrah forest and the only coalfields in Western Australia. At the 2016 census, Collie had a population of 7,192.
Morawa is a town in the Mid West region of Western Australia. It is located within the Shire of Morawa, approximately 370 kilometres (230 mi) north of the state capital Perth, on the railway line between Wongan Hills and Mullewa.
The Belmont railway line is an abandoned coal haulage and passenger rail line from Adamstown, New South Wales to Belmont, New South Wales. This was a private railway, being the property of the New Redhead Estate and Coal Company and was generally known as the Belmont Branch. The line closed in December 1991. It has since been converted into a cycleway or rail trail - The Fernleigh Track.
Worsley is a town in Western Australia located in the South West region near the town of Collie. The town is within the Shire of Collie.
Shotts is a town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located almost halfway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The town has a population of about 8,840. A local story has Shotts being named after the legendary giant Bertram de Shotts, though toponymists give the Anglo-Saxon scēots as the real source of the name. Shotts is the home of the 2015 world champion pipe band, Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band.
Collie-Preston is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. While the seat was known as Collie for just over a century of its existence as an electorate, the seat was known as South West Mining from 1901 to 1904, and Collie-Wellington from 2005 to 2008. It is named for the South West coal mining town of Collie. While historically a very safe seat for the Labor Party, redistributions in 1988 and 2007 due to increases in the quota for country seats which had historically been malapportioned resulted in the seat incorporating surrounding rural shires which were hostile to Labor and thereby becoming more marginal.
Mining in Western Australia, together with the petroleum industry in the state, accounted for 85 per cent of the State's and 41% of Australia's income from total merchandise exports in 2017–18. The state of Western Australia hosted 127 principal mining projects and hundreds of smaller quarries and mines. The principal projects produced more than 99 per cent of the industry's total sales value.
Roelands is a town in the South West region of Western Australia on the South Western Highway, between Brunswick Junction and Bunbury. At the 2011 census, Roelands had a population of 620.
The Shire of Collie is a local government area in the South West region of Western Australia, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of Bunbury and about 200 kilometres (124 mi) south of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 1,711 square kilometres (661 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Collie.
Thomas Henry Jones OAM was a retired Australian politician and trade union leader. He served the Labor Party as member for Collie from 1968 until his retirement in 1989.
Julian Fletcher Grill is an Australian former politician. Grill was a member of the Parliament of Western Australia between 1977 and 2001.
Michael Philip Murray has been a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since February 2001. He represented the electorate of Collie from 2001 to 2005 and has represented the electorate of Collie-Preston since an electoral redistribution in 2005.
Mining in Western Australia is administered in terms of the administrative divisions of the:-
Allanson is a town on the banks of the Collie River in the South West Region of Western Australia just west of Collie. The Coalfields Highway passes through the town.
Burekup is a small town located on the South Western Highway in the South West region of Western Australia.
Boolading is a location along the Coalfields Highway between Darkan and Collie in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.
Gillieston Heights is a suburb of the City of Maitland local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, approximately 5.1 km (3.2 mi) from the Maitland CBD. Prior to 1967, the village was named East Greta however this was changed to honour former Maitland mayor and member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly John Gillies following a poll of residents. At the 2016 census, Gillieston Heights had a population of over 3,000.
Griffin Coal Mine is a large mine in the town of Collie in Western Australia, producing about 5 mn tons of coal annually.
The Collie Mail was established at Collie, Western Australia in 1908 by Mr H.E. Reading, who had previously established The Southern Times in Bunbury. The paper was published bi-weekly to share the news and information of the new coal mining town of Collie.