Published 07 September 2022
Bunbury’s popular Koolambidi Woola will be celebrated in a four-day festival jam-packed with fun activities, games, competitions, workshops and even a DJ.
This is Koolambidi Woola will take over the Leschenault Foreshore precinct from 5 to 8 October.
While the originally dubbed youth precinct has been open since July, the City of Bunbury wanted to wait for warmer weather and school holidays to give the facility the celebration it deserved.
Koolambidi Woola is a space where the entire community is welcome, with many children, big kids, families and visitors already taking advantage of the facility every day.
Meaning ‘celebrating young people’, Koolambidi Woola was named after significant consultation with the community including local Wardandi Noongar Elders and the Youth Advisory Council.
This is Koolambidi Woola will have something for everyone including skateboarding, BMX, scooters, roller skating, parkour, wheelchair sports, basketball and ultimate frisbee.
DJ Nosh Boy will be playing over the four days and there will be food trucks all day on the Friday and Saturday.
With all the fun kicking off from 10am on 5 October, the festival will be run in collaboration with the X5 Academy, Freestyle Now, Australian Skateboarding, Basketball WA, and other local business and service providers.
Koolambidi Woola was funded through $4.5 million from the City, a $2.5 million grant from major supporter Lotterywest, $1.5 million from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and a $500,000 grant from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.