Big news for the Avon Valley!
The 2021 World Women's Ballooning Championships are heading to Northam in two years.
Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov made the region his launch pad for his 2016 adventure. Steve Fossett also had strong ties to Northam.
Work to bring the lucrative event here has been ongoing with a delegation recently sent overseas to convince a panel that Northam was the ideal location for the championships.
It worked and Shire of Northam President Chris Antonio couldn't be happier. Take a listen.