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Clean State advocates for the adoption of a Collie Transition and Development Plan that includes the following elements:
- Establish a WA Renewable Energy Target and timeline for the planned retirement of coal fired generation to give certainty to investors and the local workforce.
- Establish a Collie TAFE campus to provide free re-training for coal workers in renewable energy, sustainable building materials, low-carbon manufacturing and other industries.
- Work with coal mining companies to develop and deliver progressive mine site rehabilitation plans in consultation with the local community.
- Where possible, utilise mine site landforms and infrastructure for beneficial local community uses and economic opportunities such as aquaculture, recreation and ecosystem restoration.
- Examine the potential for coal mining voids to be utilised as a waste management facility to receive lithium processing waste from Kemerton and other minerals processing facilities in the southwest.
- Work with the Forest Products Commission to establish a second large scale native plant nursery in Collie, to provide seedlings for the carbon farming industry and for Collie mine rehabilitation.
- Call for expressions of interest for the development of a pumped hydro and storage battery project utilising coal mine voids.
- Partner with the Forest Products Commission to establish a sustainable timber building materials production, research and innovation hub based on plantation timber resources. (See separate proposal).
- Partner with private industry to build a world class processing facility for engineered wood products and prefabricated structural applications in Collie.
- Continue to invest in the Collie Adventure Trails initiative and support marketing of Collie as a world-class an off road and adventure cycling destination.
- Develop a WA Renewable Energy Common User Facility in the Southwest to maximise local value capture in manufacturing and installation of renewable energy technology.
- Commission a feasibility study into low carbon cement manufacturing in the Collie region.
- Support the proposal for a quick-start green aluminium smelter in Collie.
- Provide assistance to restart the Aboriginal-led marron farm in Collie.