Situated just 50 metres east of the Western Australian Agricultural checkpoint, Border Village acts very much as a gateway to both South Australia and Western Australia. Nullarbor travellers will appreciate a short stop at Border Village. The village is famous for its range of wildlife especially the Australian Emblem the Kangaroo.
After a disaster in 2000, when Border Village was burnt to the ground, Don Harrington’s efforts and commitment were instrumental in the design, rebuild and rebirth of the Roadhouse. Don’s contribution also extends to organising and running the annual Border Dash. The dash as he fondly calls it is a fundraising event which raises money for local charities. Don’s love affair with the dash began in 1987 and continues today.
His commitment to the Eyre Highway is significant and he is the current Chairman of the Eyre Highway Operators Association. The Association that has developed and owns the Nullarbor Links. The world’s longest golf course.
Don’s contribution to the construction of the Course has been both important and vital to its completion.
Don Harrington headed up a syndicate that purchased W.A./S.A.Border Village in 1987. His involvement and commitment have seen many changes and improvement to facilities.