Cross-party positivity at Collie community meeting

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
Alannah MacTiernan addresses the Collie meeting on Friday evening.
Camera IconAlannah MacTiernan addresses the Collie meeting on Friday evening. Credit: Stuart McGuckin

Members of the Labor, Liberal, National and One Nation parties, as well as union officials, spoke positively about Collie’s future at a community meeting on Friday.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan touched on a number of potential projects.

She stressed that while the State Government was still in early stage of talks with a variety of companies progress was being made to attract them to the town.

Liberal Party South West MLC Steve Thomas also addressed the meeting, prior to One Nation South West MLC Colin Tincknell who then introduced WA One Nation Senator Peter Georgiou.

All three talked about hopes politicians representing the area would continue to work together to ensure a strong future for the town.

Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray emceed the event. He said after the meeting that the community should be proud of itself for continuing to ask relevant questions.

He reiterated it was positive to see a variety of politicians “singing from the same song sheet.”

The meeting was the fifth in a series organised by the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union. State Secretary Steve McCartney said the meetings would continue and a committee would be formed to bring all parties, including community members, together.

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