More than 1000 jobs to be lost as Collie’s State Government-owned coal-fired power stations to close

Collie’s condition-owned coal-fired electrical power stations will shut by the end of the decade and the McGowan Authorities will make investments $3.8 billion in inexperienced electrical energy infrastructure – like batteries and pumped hydro – to business up capability in the power grid.

The important announcement usually means the clock is ticking on all-around 1200 employment joined to the South West town’s historic coal mining and electricity era industries.

The future of Bluewaters Power Station is also in question with Synergy not likely to renew its current deal with the privately-owned procedure, which is also in Collie.

Premier Mark McGowan and Energy Minister Bill Johnston travelled to Collie to make the announcement on Tuesday just after The West Australian documented at the weekend a retirement timeline was imminent.