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Collie-Preston Electorate Profile

Current Member
Michael (Mick) Philip Murray


Mick Murray is the Member for Collie-Preston. He was elected to the Western Australian Parliament in 2001, winning re-election in 2005, 2008, 2013 and 2017.

He is the Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation.

Prior to entering parliament, Mick was a mechanic, employed at a large coal mine near Collie for nearly 25 years, and a vocal supporter for workers’ rights as the local union delegate. He has also served on the local Shire Council and on a number of their committees.

Mick grew up in the small town of Duranillin and moved to Collie before entering high school. Mick enjoys fishing and diving and was a successful coach/player with local football teams in Collie.

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Collie-Preston Electorate Map

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Statistical Profile of the Collie-Preston Electorate

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*New* Statistics for 2021 Election Boundaries

About the Collie-Preston Electorate

Area (km2) 4,344; Number of Electors: 26,799
Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.

The townsite of Collie is located in the south west agricultural region, 202 kilometres south south east of Perth, and about 50 kilometres east of Bunbury. It is situated on the Collie River after which it is named. The river, which rises in the Darling Range and flows into Leschenault Estuary near Bunbury, is named after Dr Alexander Collie. Collie, a Royal Navy surgeon, and Lt. William Preston of HMS Sulphur, explored this country and discovered the river in 1829, and Captain James Stirling, the Lieutenant Governor, named it in Collie's honour. Collie was appointed the first Resident Magistrate at Albany in 1831, was later appointed Colonial Surgeon, and died at Albany in 1836.

The townsite of Preston is located in the south west agricultural region, 228 km south of Perth and 18 km from Donnybrook in the Preston River valley. It derives its name from the river on which it is located, which was named in honour of Lieutenant William Preston RN, its discoverer along with Dr Alexander Collie in November 1829.

Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Allanson, Australind*, Boyanup, Buckingham, Burekup, Capel, Capel River, Cardiff, Collie, Collie Burn, Crooked Brook, Dardanup, Dardanup West, Shire of Donnybrook Balingup, Eaton, Elgin, Ferguson, Forrest Beach, Gelorup, Gwindinup, Harris River, Henty, Ludlow*, Lyalls Mill, Millbridge, Muja, Mungalup, North Boyanup, Palmer, Paradise, Peppermint Grove Beach, Picton East, Preston Settlement, Stirling Estate, Stratham, The Plains, Waterloo, Wellington Forest, Wellington Mill, Worsley, and Yourdamung Lake.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.

Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.

Local Governments within District
Local Newspapers
Collie Mail
Donnybrook Bridgetown Mail

Books about Collie-Preston:

John Bird: A rich and diverse heritage - a snapshot of Collie 1898-2010 (270p. Collie Heritage Group, 2010)

L W Johnson: A history of the Collie coal-mining industry (279p. 1956)

Catherine Stedman: 100 years of Collie Coal (363p. Curtin University of Technology, 1988)

H W Williams: One day in Collie (181p. Shire of Collie, 1979)

Schools in the Collie-Preston Electorate:

Allanson Primary School
Amaroo Primary School
Australind Primary School
Australind Senior High School
Boyanup Primary School
Capel Primary School
Clifton Park Primary School
Collie Senior High School
Dardanup Primary School
Donnybrook District High School
Eaton Community College
Eaton Primary School
Fairview Primary School
Glen Huon Primary School
Greater Bunbury Engagement Centre
River Valley Primary School
Wilson Park Primary School

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School
Child Side School
Leschenault Catholic Primary School
Our Lady of Lourdes School
St Brigid's School
St Mary's School

2017 Election Result

* Results by Polling Place etc.

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Successive Members for the Collie-Preston District

Constituency created under Redistribution of Seats 2007 - Previously Collie-Wellington
Michael (Mick) Philip MurrayAustralian Labor Party2001 (as MLA for Collie) -

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