Jobs created for Collie

Another set of jobs will be created in Collie as the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety plan to establish a regional licensing processing centre in town.

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston.

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston.

Beginning with 10 full time jobs scheduled to begin in July 2020, staff at the Collie office will process a variety of licence applications and renewals, including dangerous goods, high risk work and all occupational licensing for Industry Regulation and Consumer Protection.

The department received $300,000 from the State Government's Collie Industry Attraction and Development Fund to contribute towards start-up costs for the office.

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston said the investment was part of the government's committment to Collie's future success.

"Opening this new office in Collie will allow the department to efficiently deliver its licensing services and support the community by creating new jobs," he said.

"While the new office will initially create 10 full-time jobs, there is capacity to increase the number of full-time employees to 20 over time if required.

"The Collie office is a great example of a government department working to meet the needs of all of its stakeholders, while also supporting a regional community."

The town has been assured that the new centre will not impact the department's existing Mines Safety Office in the town which will continue to operate from its premises in Wittenoom Street.

The location of the new centre is yet to be confirmed.