State Rally 2023 Pingelly Thu Oct 12 to Mon Oct 16

The 2023 State Rally will be held in Pingelly at the Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre (PRACC) from Thu Oct 12 to Mon Oct 16.

Pingelly is a town and shire located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 158 kilometres from Perth via the Brookton and Great Southern Highways.

The Pingelly area was first settled in 1846 when shepherds took up leases around freshwater springs. Incomes were supplemented by cutting sandalwood trees, hunting kangaroos and stripping mallet bark to tan leather. A permanent settlement was established around 1860 and the town was gazetted in 1898.

Pingelly was named after the Aboriginal word ‘Pingeculling’ meaning ‘small gully of water’. The attractive town offers a rare insight into Western Australia’s pioneering history.

The Pingelly Shire is a rich and diverse farming area and contributes greatly to the State’s wool and grain exports. The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling. In the ABS Census 2016 it had a population of 1,146.

The Pingelly Shire contains some of the richest and most diverse floral areas in the world, The main wildflower season is between August to December and peaks in September and October.

Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre (PRACC)

This recently built 5,470 sqm facility will be the location for the rally.

It was built for sporting, recreation, and cultural purposes and opened in January 2019.

The PRACC is a unique facility in the region equipped with a bar, bistro, indoor sports hall (Basketball, Netball, Badminton and Volleyball), synthetic tennis courts, 10 rink bowls green, sporting oval, gymnasium and multiple function and meeting room.

The PRACC’s Stringybark Bistro is named after the stringybark timber the PRACC was built of. The bistro provides a good selection of meals


Redgum Caravanners – Your Hosts

Redgum Caravanners Cub has been appointed by ACCWA to organise, manage and host fellow caravanners at the 2023 rally.

Pingelly is a small town that has an excellent recreation facility that will cater well for the needs of the rally. The shire has welcomed the event and see it as a great benefit to the community.

In October 2023, subject to funding grants, they are planning a month-long festival of Food, Arts & Music with food trucks a possibility. This could coincide with the rally providing benefits to both groups.

While the town may be small there are many attractions in the area that will keep attendees busy if they don’t want to venture far out of town.


Rally Planning

Planning is underway for the details of the event and these will be made available at appropriate times.

Registration is expected to commence from March following discussions with the Shire and the PRACC to determine final costs and discussions on the provision of meals at the facility.

An Indicative Rally Schedule has been developed. This will be expanded as planning progresses and resources and facilities are developed.

Thursday

Oct 12

Friday

Oct 13

Saturday

Oct 14

Sunday

Oct 15

Monday

Oct 16

Vans arriving for those attending the Delegates meeting

Vans arriving

Registration

Sightseeing

Walks, exercise

Bring and Buy

Craft Sessions

Games

Sightseeing

Workshops

Walks, exercise

Craft Sessions

Games

Sightseeing

Workshops

Walks, exercise

 Pack up and go

Evenings

Happy Hour

Finger food

Delegates Meeting

Rally Opening

Happy Hour

Bistro Meals

Entertainment

Happy Hour

Bistro meals

Entertainment

 Happy Hour Bistro meals Rally Closing Entertainment

 

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Facilities

  • Power.
    • Some power will be available for those with medical support requirements. This will need to be specified on the registration form.
    • Generators for short time use will be permitted for intermittent daytime use on the oval. The oval grass will need to be protected by a board or mat.
    • Generators for longer time use of generators will have a separate area.
  • Water
    • Attendees are expected to arrive with full water tanks.
    • Permanent direct connection to the water supply will not be provided.
    • Water will be available for casual connection to top up tanks via temporary water pipes.
  • Dump Point
    • a dump point is available on site.
  • Sullage
    • Can be run onto the oval. A “sock” will be provided to fit over the sullage hoses and must be used to prevent scraps being left on the oval.