Minninup Pool

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.


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this area should be made a lot more family friendly (e.g. alcohol free camping and picnic areas). Have discounted camping fees for families with young children and for local residents (who's rates will help maintain facilities). Increase the availability of kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Stock the river with more fish and marron.

Enzo 3 months ago

this survey really leans toward camping, there isn't the room for much and certainly not buildings. the rowing club could be reinvented to house themselves and any 'hire' toys and a food and drink kiosk without a much greater footprint. o/night tented camping will need a ranger to keep numbers down and put up notices when full. allow tents at the marron spots and golf side of road and opposite sandys we could make better use for the same with a bin toilet and firepit at each one and drive up access as at present.

ian 4 months ago

By funneling all of the campers into one location and then leading all tracks to sandy with bollards closing off the beach to vehicles, you will increase the amount of erosion at other places along the river. Locals will be fighting for a spot on weekends, holidays, etc and will soon give up and create their own "sandy" at other locations along the river bank in order to get a peaceful and relaxed swimming spot with their families. less bays at more locations will give people a chance to get a quiet spot away from others that just want to party and take the pressure off the one beach area in a controlled manner. this will also mean that erosion can be minimised and controlled.

UOQYUKQGYY 4 months ago

I Agree that the area should be developed with nature based tourism in mind. It is ideally located and would be a draw card to bring tourists into town instead of having the bulk of tourists stay on the outskirts of town (Wellington National Park). I am all for its development as long as it does not impede on local residents use of the area.

Paul 4 months ago

I am all for expansion and development of Collie. But be sure to actually speak to the business owners of town and see how this project will impact them. Building cheap camping means robbing off the existing accommodation facilities in town. Especially the existing caravan park. Do your market research first. Don't just guess how it may impact collies economy. Actually go door to door and speak with the companies this decision will actually effect.

Anonymous anonymous 4 months ago

The minninup pool is a beautiful place that is highly under utilised and manitained. A quick drive off the bitchumen and the discarded rubish from visitor and locals alike is disgusting. By bringing a site like this into the public eye, these people are held more accountable and the place is looked after more. So long as consideration and devlopment is done to be eco frinedly and with respect to its aboriginal heritiage, why not increase the facilities that collie has to offer. We cant keep everything to ourselves if we expect the town to move forward and grow. Doesnt everybody else deserve to build a connection with minninup the same as what other people here have stated.

Clint 4 months ago

I am in two minds with this. We need great places for tourists, which also bring money to the community. Honeymoon pools is so awesome, and always so busy. It would be nice to have these areas filled with people who enjoy a great time, whilst not costing a fortune, but also still spending money in our area. Too many people so no, no, no. But what will come of our community without others.

Katrina 8 months ago

Minninup pool is the one waterhole that us locals have to ourselves. It's perfect to us just the way it is. Campers and tourists have plenty of other sites to occupy with their litter. Keep Minninup the way it is.

Corey 8 months ago

Leave Minninup the way it is

Wendy rose kidd 8 months ago

I do not agree with developing Minninup pool. Please leave this area which is a very special and spiritual place for myself and my family.

Joz 8 months ago

Leave it alone. Its a great day swimming trip rather without trying to fight without of towners camping. Put the money towards opening lake kapawari n even current services like the current caravan park

claire sprigg hall 8 months ago

I wish i could go to the meetings but sadly I have to work at the times they are on, I am going by what i have read from the shire and our local paper on the proposals they have laid out . I think the shire has done a fantastic job with the new strategy for the future of Collie and I highly commend them. But I like so many people out there love the purity of Minninup and have strong personal ties to the location and dont wish it to be changed and turned into just another tourist destination. Im all for guided indigenous walking tours with a large undercover Gazebos with a heritage trail map depicting the significance of Minninup to the local Noogar people. Im just against turning it into a camp sight of any kind. It is a beautiful land mark. We have all seen what happens to other towns when every inch is taken over by tourism the locals get pushed out. I think all we are asking is can we just have one place that is not changed and for the locals to enjoy. I set up a Petition with Change.org to see how many local people agreed with me. To my surprise and delight we have in just over a couple of day received over 400 local people sign it, this is a copy of the link .https://www.change.org/p/local-councel-stop-our-minninup-pool-from-being-developed-into-a-tourist-park-627a1517-2a6c-4e5a-987e-1113d1a27446?recruiter=931099044&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition I am all for tourism and as many people know I have been promoting it for years in my own way. But saying that we must tread lightly , look at other tourist towns and see what is good and what they have lost as a community , Im so glade the shire is doing that, inviting the locals to have their say, well done.

DONALD 8 months ago

There is also the caravan Park and they also have Roche Park once a year for caravanners.

Maxine Visser 8 months ago

letting you know that I am not happy with Minninup Pool being developed for tourists camping . We have lake Stockton (which is not safe to swim in) I dont really think Black diamond is either. we really only have the pool for people that like pools, and Minninup pool that I would consider safe for small children to swim in.and the area for camping and swimming at Potters gorge and Honeymoon pool. Minninup is close to town and people who cant drive etc dont have to go to far for a swim if they dont want the pool. I have been here for 20 years and this is the first time I have heard of any plans to develop minninup into an area for camping. Maxine and Albert Visser.

Maxine Visser 8 months ago