Community

At Eco Lifestyle Villages we are very focused on creating great places to live that respect the natural environment and offer the best of country living within easy reach.

At Eco Lifestyle Villages as part of Making a Positive Change, staying connected is a key part of enjoying an enriched life, engaging with others and the community as we seek to grow and improve our lives.

Our Eco Lifestyle Villages seek to encourage broader community interaction with the local town that we are a part of to ensure we don’t duplicate interest and hobby groups, sporting associations etc but rather support and boost local participation extending the friendships and the community spirit.

Our Community Facilities are available for booking events and functions as approved by Village Management to promote the open door policy creating a vibrant Eco Lifestyle Village community.

Equally as our community grows we will foster the development of local interest and activity groups to build on the lifestyle opportunities that our Village environments enable.

In the broader sense being within 1 hours drive of Perth always provides that ready access to enjoy family, friends and special events that the City offers enriching the best of both worlds experience at Eco Lifestyle Villages.

Acknowledgement to Shire of Northam and Skyworks

Northam Lifestyle

The town of Northam is situated in the picturesque Avon Valley region approximately 90km from Perth. It’s the largest town in the area serving as a hub for the surrounding Avon Valley farmlands, with the tranquil Avon River flowing through the town.

Why Northam?

  • Less than 1 hour from the Perth CBD – “A Country Lifestyle on the City’s Doorstep”

  • Major Regional Centre – with substancial local services and infrastructure

  • Ageing local and surrounding wheatbelt population

  • Proactive Shire – over $200 million of investment committed in Northam in the next 2 years

Aerial of Northam and Avon River

Avon Descent

In August each year, power and paddle meet to compete in this event, covering a total distance of 124 kilometres.

From a Northam start, the race follows the rush-and-flow of the Avon River, finishing up in Bayswater over a 2-day split race format.  Participating crafts include power dinghies, canoes, kayaks, SUPs and Ocean Racers!  The event involves a great deal of entertainment for all ages.

You can delve into the deeper details here.

Avon Descent - Kayak races
Avon Descent - power boat dinghy race
Northam hosts the National Hot Air Ballooning Championships
Northam hosts the National Hot Air Ballooning Championships

National Ballooning Championships

The Spring months are a hotbed of activity for the hot-air ballooning community.  September 2017 sees Northam hosting the 2017 Australian National Hot Air Ballooning Championships, building on the success of the event hosted here in 2015.

You can experience your own unique Northam ballooning adventure with Windward Balloon Adventures, rated 4.5 stars on Tripadvisor!  Find out more on www.ballooning.net.au

Windward Balloon Adventures

Revitalised Northam town – shopping/entertainment etc

Northam Boulevard Shopping Centre is undergoing an exciting $15 million redevelopment makeover.  Included is a new medical centre, revitalised shopping mall and an altogether improved retail experience for shoppers.  The aim is to have the Boulevard become a new heart of the town, a welcome place for folk to visit and relax.  It’s an exciting time for the resident community.  What’s more, the fresh wave of jobs and businesses arising from it will be great for the local economy. Read more

Image source: Avon Valley Advocate
Avon Valley Speedway

Avon Valley Speedway

The Northam Motorsports Complex featuring Avon Valley Speedway includes a high banked 400 metre dirt track, burnout pad and tractor pull/ sand drag strip.  In the future, the Speedway has plans to include a 230 kart track on the infield of the venue.

The Speedway calendar runs from mid-September through June the following year, providing inexpensive family motorsport entertainment to the greater Perth area.

Visit avonvalleyspeedway.net.au for more info!

Trotts/Races

The Northam Harness Racing Club is located a mere 2 km’s from Northam’s business district.  The complex boasts an all weather, 825m circular track.  This means the racing season fun is able to continue uninhibited, year-round!

The annual highlight is the running of the Northam Pacing Cup in January.  It’s very much a family oriented venue, and general admission is at no cost!  Bring the kids along and freely enjoy the fantastic facilities at any club meeting or event.  Find out more!

Northam Pacing Cups - fashion parade
Northam trots - image source: www.bettingpro.com.au
Northam Community Market

Northam Weekend Markets

The Northam Community market
(Run by the Lions) happens the 1st Saturday of each month in Bernard Park.  It’s not uncommon for close to 50 stalls to participate and it’s a fantastic way to kick-start your Saturday!

Take a look at the Northam Community Market Facebook Page

Northam Farmers Market

The Northam Farmer’s Market
Takes place on the 2nd & 4th Saturday monthly between 8.30am – 1pm at the ‘Village Green’ Fitzgerald Street Northam.  The market, a proud initiative of the Northam Chamber of Commerce and Northam Women in Business sets out to provide a space for local and regional artisan and farm producers to sell their wares direct to the public.  Find out more at northamfarmersmarket.com

The Northam Show

The Northam Show is put on by the Northam Agricultural Society.  This event runs over the course of a weekend in September each year!  Find out more by visiting northamshow.com.au

The Northam Show
The Northam Show

Northam’s Link Theatre and Repertory Club

Housed in a beautiful historical building, the Northam Link Theatre is owned and run by the Northam Repertory Club which boasts around 200 members!  The club is always on the lookout for new folk to be a part of upcoming productions in acting or other roles, so you’re welcome to join the fun.  The theatre houses about 5 productions a year and also facilitates drama and singing lessons.  It’s also inclusive of all ages, and very family-friendly.  Offering costumes for hire too, what are you waiting for?  Join in and have a laugh!  To find out more, visit @linktheatrenortham or call 0439 972 607.

Vineyards & Wineries

Avonbrook Wines
245 Benrua Road, Clackline
T: 9574 1276
www.avonbrookwines.com.au

Coorinja Winery
5914 Toodyay Road, Hoddy’s Well, Toodyay
www.coorinjawinery.com

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Iconic “Flying 50” Vintage Motor Sport Festival

 Organized by The Vintage Sports Car Club of W.A. Inc, this historic Motor Sport Festival runs over a weekend in April each year.  The 2-day event is an entertainment extravaganza which is FREE to the public.  Viewing points are set up along the track, where you can watch legendary drivers navigating the circuit.  There are vintage car displays, street stalls and other family fun activities.  The event has been a popular tourist attraction for close on 20 years and draws competitors from all across Australia.  Find out more!

Flying 50s Vintage Motor Sport Festival
Flying 50s Vintage Motor Sport Festival

Northam Events Calendar

You can find out what is happening when by contacting the Northam Visitor Centre on 9622 2100, or take a look the Northam Shire’s events online calendar, here.