My Town: Chloe Henville
In this week’s ‘My Town’ series, Year 12 boarder and student leader, Chloe Henville from Binnu shares information about her hometown and what she likes most about it.
I am from Binnu, which is 532km north of Perth and takes around five and a half hours to drive to. Binnu is a farming community with mostly crops and sheep, as well as some cattle. Due to this, the town is quite small: made up of a primary school, tennis club, two houses and a BP petrol station, which is mainly for tourists who are passing through. Despite how tiny Binnu is in size and population, it is such a special place to live because of the sense of community we have. You can always count on neighbours to help out in times of need, and there are a huge number of volunteer firefighters and paramedics.
Binnu also has great connections with nearby towns, so people often participate in events such as the Northampton Show, and the Zest Fest in Kalbarri. It is amazing to see how everyone rallies around community activities, and at things such as the primary school concert and tennis functions it’s easy to forget how small the population is.