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Binalup Festival soaks up summer

Published on Wednesday, 25 January 2023 at 8:07:32 AM

Binalup will be buzzing this Australia Day when the City of Albany welcomes 24 new Australian Citizens at 9am before a festival of summer fun takes over the precinct from 11am.

Following the success of hosting the Citizenship Ceremony and Community Citizen of the Year Awards at Binalup foreshore last year, the 2023 proceedings will be held there again.

The Citizenship Ceremony will be followed by the Community Citizen of the Year Awards where three local individuals and one group will be recognised for their outstanding contribution to our community.

Whether community flock to Binalup / Middleton Beach for citizenship or ceremonies, Albany Rotary Club Big Breakfast will keep them full with bacon and egg rolls and a sausage sizzle all morning.

From 11am the face painters line up their brushes and the dodgeballs are pumped up – ready for the Binalup Festival 2023.

This year’s festival presents exciting new attractions such as the Warrior Jump, an inflatable obstacle course that will have participants running, jumping and sliding across a series of seven sections.

The Meltdown is an inflatable attraction that will get hearts pumping as it takes out everything in its path. Up to eight players can test their agility as mechanical sweeping arms attempt to knock them off their feet.

When inflatable activities leave festival goers seeking solid ground, teams can face off in Archery Tag with foam-tipped arrows until one individual is the last one standing.

Executive Director Community Services Nathan Watson said everyone was welcome at the Binalup foreshore on Thursday, January 26.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating citizenship and recognising the people who are part of the fabric of our community,” he said.

“There will be something for everyone at the Festival and we invite the whole community to come along with family and friends and enjoy the fun at the beach.”

The Binalup Festival is supported by National Australia Day Council, Lotterywest, Southern Ports Authority, Development WA, Rio Tinto and Road Safety Commission.

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