Improving Albany's iconic Town Hall will assist in achieving a goal to open its doors 364 days of the year! Since the opening of Albany Entertainment Centre, the Town Hall has been underused and urgently needs attention, so that is why Council have advocated for funding and striving to progress this important project since early 2015.
Added to the State Register of Heritage Places in 1996, the last renovations to the Town Hall were in 1983 and this latest project will return the building to its former glory of 1888.
Restoration and upgrade works will restore it back to its original form, but with modern technology to optimise its use as a multi-function venue. The City have been working with key stakeholders, agency representatives and a community advisory group in drafting plans ready to share with the community. The designs, approved by the State Heritage Council, focus on conservation, culture and arts for flexibility or community use.
The City of Albany thanks Lotterywest for making the Town Hall enhancements possible with a $1 million grant along with improvements planned for Alison Hartman Gardens.
The public is now invited to learn more about the upgrades by attending one of the following Community Information Sessions in the Town Hall.
For more information about the project including a project outline, update, and submission form to make comment, please see below.
The public comment period is open until Friday March 1, 2019.
Thursday, 31 January 2019, 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Saturday, 2 February 2019, 10am - 2pm
Saturday, 9 February 2019, 10am - 2pm
There will also be an information display in the Albany Public Library from 1 February - 28 February.
Community feedback is welcome and will be received up to the 1 March 2019. The City will then consider all feedback and progress to finalise the detailed designs.
The City of Albany hope to award a tender for construction by mid-2019, and have the Town Hall re-opened by mid-2020.
- Albany Town Hall Update and Frequently Asked Questions (4MB)Town Hall Repurposing Project Update and Frequently Asked Questions
- Town Hall Project Outline (25MB)Town Hall Repurposing Project Information Sheets
- Albany Town Hall Feedback Form (95KB)Albany Town Hall Feedback Form
The coastline of Emu Point and Middleton Beach is a vital component of the identity of Albany. Adapting to changing sea levels, coastal erosion and inundation will be critical in maintaining our special relationship with these iconic areas.
The City of Albany has been working with the State Government and coastal specialists to define potential erosion risks and timelines for Middleton Beach and Emu Point. The City wants to find out what people value most about Middleton Beach and Emu Point and work with the community to determine options for adapting to coastal erosion.
This process will produce a Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) which builds on previous community engagement and data collection. Council and the community will draw on this information to determine possible treatments and consider the implications, trade-offs, planning mechanisms and timeframes.
We are now giving everyone the opportunity to have their say about future management of coastal erosion, whether you live in Middleton Beach, Emu Point, the broader area of Albany or elsewhere.
Initial input on assets you value can be provided by visiting: https://albany.mysocialpinpoint.com/chrmap#/
Other opportunities to provide input are being planned for 2018 and 2019, including consideration of a variety of treatments, opportunities, constraints and planning mechanisms. A document will be released for community review and input in early 2019.
To be included on the mailing list or to find out more about the project, contact Emma Evans, City of Albany Major Projects Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org or 6820 3015.
- Emu Point to Middleton Beach Frequently Asked Questions (1MB)Emu Point to Middleton Beach Frequently Asked Questions
- November 2017 Community Update Coastal Hazard, Risk, Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) (574KB)Community Update Coastal Hazard, Risk, Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP)
- Coastal Hazard Mapping - How to Interpret Hazard Map (169KB)Coastal Hazard Mapping. How to Interpret Hazard Map
- Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Erosion Hazard Maps (2MB)Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Erosion Hazard Maps
- Coastal Hazard Mapping - How to Interpret Inundation Map (170KB)CHRMAP - Coastal Hazard Mapping - How to Interpret Inundation Map
- Emu Point to Middleton Beach Inundation Maps (2MB)Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Inundation Maps
- Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Adaptation Implementation Plan (597KB)Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Adaptation Implementation Plan 2017/2018
PROPOSED LAND ACQUISITION – Portion of Reserve 6869 for dedication as Kingswood Road, King River
Under Section 56 of the Land Administration Act 1997, the City of Albany is seeking comment on the proposal to acquire portion of Reserve 6869 (King River Recreation Club and Fire Station) for dedication as Kingswood Road, King River.
The City is proposing to widen the road reserve to 15m to allow for 6m of sealed road pavement and 1m shoulders. Therefore the City will require 1033m2 of land to be excised from R6869 for dedication as road reserve.
Should you wish to make a submission on the proposed land acquisition and dedication, please write to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 484, Albany, WA 6331 by 5pm Friday 18 January 2019.
PROPOSED LAND ACQUISITION – Portion of Reserve 19539 for dedication as Nanarup Road, Kalgan.
Under Section 56 of the Land Administration Act 1997, the City of Albany is seeking comment on the proposal to acquire portion of Reserve 19539 for dedication as Nanarup Road, Kalgan.
The City has become aware that a 650m portion of Nanarup Road has been constructed within the adjoining Reserve. In order to rectify this matter, the City is proposing to excise 1.7 Hectares of land from R19539 for dedication as road reserve.
Should you wish to make a submission on the proposed land acquisition and road dedication, please write to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 484, Albany, WA 6331 by 5pm Friday 18 January 2019.
The City of Albany is reviewing its Connected Community 2014-2018 Strategy which prioritises the work of the City's Community Development Team.
Community organisations and residents are invited to have a say to update the current strategy.
You can make comment in a number of ways:
- Complete the online survey; Click here for survey
- Provide your comments via a submission form or complete a postcard;
- Attend a community workshop at various locations around Albany including:
Wednesday 13 February, 6pm Torbay Hall
Wednesday 20 February, 6pm King River Hall
Thursday 21 February, 6pm Manypeaks Community Association Hall
Wednesday 27 February, 2pm or 6pm City of Albany Civic Rooms
Hard copies of the surveys, current strategy and postcards will be available at the Albany Public Library and City's North Rd office.
Feedback on the current strategy can also be provided via feedback forms (see downloads below). The current strategy can be viewed; Click here for current Strategy
- Connected Communities Strategy Review 2019 Submission Form (81KB)Connected Communities Strategy Review 2019 Submission Form
- Connected Communities Strategy Review 2019 Flyer image (964KB)Connected Communities Strategy Review image