Premier Coal has operated in the Collie region for over 60 years and is proud to be a valued and welcomed citizen of the local community. Collie people enjoy a country lifestyle in a town well resourced with a hospital, schools, shopping and sporting facilities - equivalent to some of the best in regional Western Australia. Collie is about two hours' drive from Perth and 45 minutes from the coastal city of Bunbury.
The town of Collie has a population of approximately 9,000 and is only is 65km from the City of Bunbury which has a population of approximately 33,000. The region is experiencing some of the highest population growth in the country.
Collie has over 20,000 tourists per year and offers a wide variety of interests including bush lands, waterways and cultural and industrial heritage features.
Premier Coal is proud to play a large role in the economy and community of Collie and surrounding areas through employment, training, local business spend and community support.
Premier Coal supports local community initiatives via its Community Support Program. (See more detail under the community support program section of this website.) It is also a major supporter of the Smith Family's work to help break the cycle of disadvantage in the Collie area through the education and the Leschenault Catchment Council's work to improve the health of the Collie River.
Premier Coal engages regularly with the community and relevant stakeholders, listening to their aspirations and concerns, and sharing information about the coal mining operation.
Premier Coal is an active member of the following community groups:
- Bunbury Wellington Economic Alliance
- Chamber of Minerals and Energy Executive Committee
- Collie Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Motoring Southwest
- Local Emergency Management Committee
- Collie Weeds and Waterways Advisory Committee
- Ngalang Boodja Enterprises Board
- Industry Road Safety Alliance South West