Balingup is situated in the South West corner of Western Australia, a pleasant two and a half hour drive south from the capital, Perth.
The Balingup Progress Association is a dynamic community forum enabling residents to participate in the direction and planning of the Balingup community. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Community Centre (near the Tavern). Annual membership is only $1. New residents are welcome.
The Balingup Progress Association was instrumental in developing the Medieval Carnivale and the Small Farm Field Day, and provides them with public liability and rain insurance. As an Incorporated Association, the BPA is the umbrella organisation for the following groups and activities, and provides support where required.
|Balingup Small Farm Field Day||Balingup Medieval Carnivale|
|Small Farm Field Day Trust||Balingup Carbon Neutral Group|
|Telling Tales in Balingup||Liaison with the Shire|
|Neighbourhood Watch||Choose Respect|
|Balingup Catchment Group||Fruit Fly Baiting|
|Australia Day Breakfast||Fox Baiting|
|Men in Sheds||Community Meetings|
|Various other Action Groups and Workshops addresssing Community Concerns||Balingup Art and Craft Affair|
BALINGUP −WESTERN AUSTRALIAN STATE WINNER CAN DO COMMUNITY AWARDS 2003
The 'Can Do Community Awards' highlight initiatives by local communities that have contributed to regional revitalization, and produced their own solutions to local problems. Over 270 applications were submitted nationwide and Balingup is proud to be the Western Australian winner for 2003.