Community Benefits

Development of the Collgar Wind Farm produced economic benefits for the Merredin region well before the first megawatt of electricity was generated. Scientists, planning consultants and company executives visited the area for several years during the development stage, utilising the local service sectors. During the construction phase up to 200 jobs were created, and the wind farm continues to provide ongoing employment for a team of local people who operate and maintain the project.
There will be an ongoing financial boost to the community during the life-span of the wind farm, through land related payments, community projects and Collgar Community Fund sponsorship.

Local Cooks Dazzle at International Food Fest

By DARCIE JOLLY and KOHDEE HALL The Merredin Twilight International Food Festival was held at 6pm on Friday, 11 September 2020 at Cummins Theatre. Originally scheduled for March 2020, the event was postponed due to COVID-19...

Secondary Science

Science Week this year was 15-23 August (Week 5, Term 3). We have been celebrating all things science and would like to share some of the exciting upgrades and activities Merredin College students have been involved...

Collgar Wind Farm supporting The Phoenix

Over the past couple of months the Shire, Mia Davies MLA and Merredin CRC have been working together to support the community during COVID-19. One of the activities that was undertaken was to produce and distribute...

Halogen Young Leaders Day

On Monday 10 March, Mrs Natalie Pirovich and Mr Matthew Baltovich took the Year 11 and 12 student leaders to Perth for the Halogen Leadership Conference at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The conference was...

Merredin Merinos

By YVONNE GRAY Merredin Merinos have been practising for the Senior's Games, which were to be held in Kulin this year. Twenty two members, making up two teams, have been practising since January in modified basketball,...

Richo and Jacko in Narembeen

By CRAIG GMEINER We all know the importance and positive effect that playing sport can have on a kid. Those positives are magnified out in the bush where sometimes kids can go for days without seeing...