Throwback Thursday – the Collie Mail in June 2008

It’s our favourite time of the week – a step back in time to reflect on the changes in our region, the faces and the fun that was being had during June 2008.

There was a lot going on around Collie at the time of June 2008.

A $2 billion fertiliser plant got the go ahead to be built at Shotts Industrial Park. 

Local carpenter Roger Menezes was honoured with an award for the best residential alteration and addition under $200,000 at the Master Builders Building Excellence Awards in Margaret River. 

Former local Kobie McGurk was selected to play in the women’s hockey team heading to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. 

Country Week was not an option for Collie Senior High School students after 11 schools throughout WA were told they would not attend the annual event, following directives from the State School Teachers’ Union instructing teachers told not to participate in unpaid extracurricular activities.

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