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

Collie’s state-owned coal-fired power stations will shut by the end of the decade and the McGowan Government will invest $3.8 billion in green electricity infrastructure – including batteries and pumped hydro – to firm up capacity in the energy grid.

The major announcement means the clock is ticking on around 1200 jobs linked to the South West town’s historic coal mining and power generation industries.

The future of Bluewaters Power Station is also in doubt with Synergy unlikely to renew its current contract with the privately-owned operation, which is also in Collie.

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

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