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 strived 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 has 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 of 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:
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 Albany Public Library from 1 February – 28 February.
- Albany Town Hall Update and Frequently Asked Questions (4MB)Town Hall Repurposing Project Update and Frequently Asked Questions
The City has a series of multipoles within the City centre, these poles have multiple uses including displaying Christmas decorations and banners.
These banners add vibrancy and colour to the streetscape and promote City festivals and events such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.
- Community Update York Street Banners Noongar Seasons (3MB)York Street Noongar Seasonal Banners
Alison Hartman Gardens is an important but under utilised community space in the heart of Albany’s city centre. The gardens contain considerable cultural and historical value, located on York Street between the historic education site and proposed student accommodation development with connections to the Visitor Centre and Public Library.
The enhancement of the gardens will play a vital role in creating a vibrant social hub, a welcoming atmosphere that will appeal to all ages, a place for visitors to unwind and connect, and an improved space for families and community events.
- Community Update Alison Hartman Gardens February 2019 (2MB)Community Update February 2019 Alison Hartman Gardens