Minninup Pool

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The Shire of Collie and the South West Development Commission are working collaboratively on planning a number of improvements to the Minninup Pool area with funding made available by local member, Hon. Mick Murray.

The planning project is exploring the provision of nature-based tourism infrastructure that will not detract from the site’s natural beauty.

The project is part of the State Government and the Shire of Collie’s efforts to diversify Collie’s economy by expanding on the local tourism industry to create jobs and support local business.


The Shire of Collie and the South West Development Commission are working collaboratively on planning a number of improvements to the Minninup Pool area with funding made available by local member, Hon. Mick Murray.

The planning project is exploring the provision of nature-based tourism infrastructure that will not detract from the site’s natural beauty.

The project is part of the State Government and the Shire of Collie’s efforts to diversify Collie’s economy by expanding on the local tourism industry to create jobs and support local business.


  • Community Input Sought for Design of Minninup Pool Day Use Areas

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    04 June, 2020

    Consultant, Vicki Winfield and Associates Pty Ltd, have been appointed to prepare detailed design and costings for the day use areas at Minninup Pool being the main pool, Sandy Beach and the old Rowing Club. The following key points form the emphasis for the draft proposals:

    • The redevelopment primary focus will be on providing for the Collie community and will also encourage visitors to the area.

    • The naturalness and beauty of the area will be retained and enhanced while treatments will be planned that will protect, reinforce and sustain fragile and worn areas.

    • The significance of Minninup Pool to the local Noongar Community is acknowledged and will be incorporated into proposals for the area.

    • The connection of Minninup Pool to new trails and trail networks will be integrated into proposals.

    • Signage and interpretation will be a part of the proposal.

    Past consultation has emphasised the importance of this site to the local community yet further input is now sought as the Shire continues to progress development of this special place.

    Please go to the Shire of Collie Your Say website https://yoursay.collie.wa.gov.au/minninup-pool/survey_tools/minninup-pool-day-use-survey to complete the online survey before 9am Monday 22th June 2020.

    Information gathered, including the sharing of stories about the current and historical use of the place, will be used to inform the proposals for the day use areas.

    If you have any queries about the survey please contact Katya Tripp at the Shire on 9734 9000 or email colshore@collie.wa.gov.au.

  • Demand and Prefeasibility Study endorsed

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    19 December, 2019

    The final report for the Minninup Pool Demand and Prefeasability Study has been endorsed by the Project Management Group and by the Shire of Collie Council.

    The report investigates the opportunity for low impact overnight accomodation and associated day use activities on the Minninup Pool reserve. The report considers community consultation and includes:

    • A supply and demand assessment/analysis for type, mix and quality of accommodation for short term accommodation;
    • Potential tourism and recreational activities;
    • Development and operational management options and;
    • A concept master plan and high level financial projections and investment summary.

    The report recommends to proceed to detailed design and business case for the development of the proposed campground, eco accomodation and day use areas.

    Expressions of interest to undertake a final masterplan plus detailed design and costings is now being drafted with expectation to advertise in early 2020. Further and ongoing community consultation will be included in the deliverables of this next stage of the project.

    For the full report please see the document library.

    For any enquiries please contact Katya Tripp on 9734 9005

  • Minninup Pool Survey has now closed

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    18 June, 2019

    The survey and comments on the draft concept plans for Minninup Pool has now been closed. We thank you for all of your contributions and feedback.

    The consutants will use this infomation, as well as information obtained through meetings, phone calls and emails, to collate a report on the community's wants and needs for Minninup Pool. This will be considered, along with the Aboriginal engagement and a demand and prefeasability analysis, to present final recomendations for the use and development of the Minninup Pool site.

    To date, only highlevel, strategic planning has occurred. This will infom the detailed planning, such as geotechnical, flora and fauna, flood, fire and detailed design, for the identified development areas.

    The draft concept plans are still available as part of the community forum presentation that can be found in the document library on this site. These will be updated once the report has been finalised. Communication with the community on the progress of this project and the detailed planning will be ongoing.

    We thank you again for your time and contributions.

  • Minninup Pool Community Forum

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    04 June, 2019

    A community forum was held on Thursday 23 May to gain an understanding of the communities needs and aspirations for Minninup Pool.

    The forum was well attended by approximately 50 people.

    The powerpoint presentation that was used and discussed at the forum can be found in the document library or on the Shire's website.

    Community and stakeholder feedback along with demand analysis will inform the prefeasibility of this project and collectively this information will be presented to the project management group in the format of a draft report.

    The Shire encourages you to complete the online survey or leave a comment. Feedback will be accepted up until CoB Friday 14 June.



  • Planning begins for tourism at Minninup Pool

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    26 February, 2019

    The Shire of Collie and the South West Development Commission are working collaboratively on planning a number of improvements to the Minninup Pool area with funding made available by local member, Hon. Mick Murray.

    The Minninup Pool Reserve (excluding the golf course) is approximately 72Ha size and includes the popular Minninup Pool and Sandy Beach day use areas as well as significant areas of bush stretching from Jackmears Spring along the river to Mungalup Bridge.

    The planning project is exploring the provision of nature-based tourism infrastructure that will not detract from the site’s natural beauty.

    Minninup Pool holds particular significance to the local Noongar people and their views are being considered as part of the project.

    There are a number of elements to the project, some of which are already underway or have been completed and planning is expected to be finalised by January 2020.

    Key milestones of the project include:

    • Flora and fauna survey

    • Aboriginal Heritage Assessment and consultation

    • Site analysis

    • Community consultation

    • Market analysis, concept design and economic viability assessment.

    • Determine the best management model

    • Other specialist studies as required such as headworks, fire, geotechnical.

    The project is overseen by a Project Management Group consisting of representatives from The Shire, The SWDC, Mick Murray, Ngalang Boodja Council Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions, Tourism WA and Department of Sport & Recreation

    Shire Chief Executive Officer David Blurton said there were no plans to restrict access to the public or charge for swimming.

    “The Project Management Group recognises the importance of the Minninup Pool area to Collie residents and Noongar people,” Mr Blurton said. “Retaining the parking area foreshore and sandy beach for day use are important elements of the project.”

    “Ultimately, if we get this project right, it will attract significant number of tourists which will have an economic benefit for Collie,” Shire CEO David Blurton said.

    The next phase is consultation with the Collie community to understand and include their vision in the concept design process.

    The project is part of the State Government and the Shire of Collie’s efforts to diversify Collie’s economy by expanding on the local tourism industry to create jobs and support local business.

    ENDS

    Media contacts: Shire President Sarah Stanley

    0408 344 833

    sarah@sjstanley.com.au

    Chief Executive Officer David Blurton

    (08) 9734 9000

    david.blurton@collie.wa.gov.au