Champion Lakes Regatta Centre

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Champion Lakes
Champion Lakes viewed from the Darling Scarp, above Kelmscott

Champion Lakes Regatta Centre (generally referred to as Champion Lakes) is a man-made aquatic sporting facility south of Perth, Western Australia in the suburb of Champion Lakes. It cost approximately over 30 million dollars to build. It is an international standard facility for rowing, kayaking and dragon boat racing[1] and includes a 2,000 metre buoyed course for competition.[2][3]

The facility is owned by VenuesWest is situated adjacent to Tonkin Highway. It was officially opened on 30 January 2009.[4]

On 28 March 2009, Champion Lakes hosted the annual PSA Head of the River for the first time.

The establishment of the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre has provided students from schools like Kelmscott Senior High to participate in rowing competitions held most Saturdays during the school year. Not only is it used by schools but it is also open to the public all days of the week.

Planned future events at the facility include the Australian Rowing Championships in March 2012.[5]

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Coordinates: 32°6′28″S 115°59′45″E / 32.10778°S 115.99583°E / -32.10778; 115.99583