Excitement builds for the 2019 Avon Descent

All smiles: Mia Davies, local member for Central Wheatbelt, and the rest of the National WA team are excited about the 2019 Avon Descent.
All smiles: Mia Davies, local member for Central Wheatbelt, and the rest of the National WA team are excited about the 2019 Avon Descent.

The Nationals WA team is excited to witness all the action of one of Australia's most iconic races as the 2019 Avon Descent takes place on August 3 and 4.

Local member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies said she looked forward to seeing canoeists, kayakers, ski paddlers and powerboat crews take off from Northam on Saturday morning.

"It's always great to be part of the excitement in Northam at the start of what is one of the world's great white water challenges," Ms Davies said.

"I know the paddlers and crews have been training very hard and the 2019 event is set to be a memorable one."

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Recent rainfall has delivered good river conditions for the course, which winds down the Avon River through the historic farming regions of Northam and Toodyay, to the Swan Valley wineries and eventually into the waters of the Swan River, with the racing concluding at Riverside Gardens, Bayswater on Sunday afternoon.

"Events like the Avon Descent deliver important benefits for local communities, are vital for tourism and they help local economies grow," Ms Davies said.

"Regional Western Australia is full of untapped potential when it comes to tourism and this event showcases the magnificent landscape Avon Valley and the people that make this a great place to live," Ms Davies said.

The Nationals WA congratulate event organisers, competitors and supporters involved in the Avon Descent 2019.

For more information go to www.nationalswa.com or find them on Facebook.