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Collie Community

The Western Australian regional town of Collie is a thriving industrial centre and the ideal location for International Graphite’s downsteam processing and research and development program.

Strategically positioned 200 kilometres south of the capital city of Perth, Collie is a mature community with extensive infrastructure, efficient transport, a skilled technical workforce, and ready access to power. It is close to export ports and to emerging regional suppliers in the battery and renewable energy chain. It is also 450 kilometres by road from our Springdale Graphite Project – a small distance by Australian standards.

Collie has long been a hub for electricity generation and the local economy is undergoing significant change with two of its three coal-fired power stations set to close by 2030. The WA Government has pledged to invest more than A$662M to support Collie’s economic transition and an estimated A$3.8 billion for new green power infrastructure around the State. International Graphite has been awarded A$2M from the Collie Futures Industry Development Fund to help establish its graphite micronising capability.

International Graphite is excited to be playing a key role by helping to attract new jobs and new opportunities for the community. More than 30 local companies have contributed to the establishment and commissioning of the Collie research and development facility. The Company collaborates with research institutions, local high schools, the Collie Jobs and Skills Centre, and South-West TAFE to promote STEM careers and encourage training and participation for young people.

International Graphite works closely with all relevant local and State Government agencies, including the Western Australian Government’s Collie Delivery Unit, the South West Development Commission (SWDC), the Western Australian Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) and the Shire of Collie.

The Company is also an active supporter of the much-loved Collie Eagles AFL Football Club and is helping to foster the thriving local arts scene as a sponsor of the biennial Collie Art Prize, one of the biggest regional art awards in Australia.

Community Partnerships Focus on Jobs

Creating jobs and opportunity for local businesses is one way International Graphite is contributing to its regional communities in Western Australia. In Collie, the Company is partnering with the Collie Jobs and Skills Centre, and other community agencies, to ensure it has ready access to a skilled workforce to support its growing operations.

Community Leader Joins the Collie Team

Former Western Australian Member of Parliament Mr Mick Murray, centre, has joined the International Graphite team. Mick represented the electorate of Collie-Preston for more than 20 years and is assisting the Company to maximise local content and resources, navigate regulatory requirements, and engage with the Collie community.

Member of the Collie Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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International Graphite acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, particularly the Whadjuk, Wiilman, Kaniyang and Wadjari Peoples of the Noongar Nation, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.