Infrastructure and Environment

Executive Director Infrastructure and Environment : Paul Camins 

Major Projects

The Major Projects team manages all large-scale projects that happen within the City of Albany including Centennial Park Sporting Precinct, Albany Tourism and Information Centre, Library and Alison Hartman Gardens Enhancement, Town Hall Repurposing, the Ellen Cove Swimming Enclosure and many others. Further project information is available on this website under Council/Projects & Maintenance.

Information Sheets and Popular Forms

  • Customer Service Requests – how the City responds to requests from the public on maintenance of its infrastructure.
  • Road Maintenance, Renewal & Upgrade Requests – how the City responds to requests for roads to be graded, renewed or upgraded.
  • Traffic Calming Devices – frequently asked questions about the effectiveness and use of traffic calming devices.
  • Crossover (driveway) Application Form & Guidelines.
  • Verge Development Application Form and Guidelines.
  • Signs on Public Land Application Form and Guidelines.
  • Storm Water Disposal Information Sheet.
  • Managing Stormwater Information Sheet.
  • Drainage Connection Application Form.
  • Application to Clear Native Vegetation from Fence Line Form.
  • CBD Parking Map.

Customer Service Public Works Request Guideline 2014

City Guideline: Works: Road Maintenance, Renewal and Upgrade Community Guidelines 2014

Traffic Calming Devices Information Sheet

Stormwater Detention On Your Property

Verge Development Application Form

City Guideline: Works: Verge Development Guidelines

Stormwater Disposal

Drainage Connection Application Form

Application to Clear Native Vegetation from Fence Line Form

Crossover application form

CBD Parking Scheme

Advertising & Guidance Signage on Public Land and Road Reserves

Signs on Public Land Application Form

Asset Management & Strategic Asset Management Plan's

The assets team is responsible for the long term strategic planning for all City assets. They prepare and implement Asset Management Plans to inform a 10 year capital works plan and maintenance programming to an agreed level of service. These plans allow the City to allocate expenditure in the most cost effective way over the whole lifecycle of an asset.

Documentation relating to asset management can be downloaded below.

The Strategic Asset Management Plan's document how the City plans to achieve the objectives in the Community Strategic Plan. Through the identification of critical risks, monitoring of service levels and performance, understanding lifecycle management & maintenance strategies. They also quantify anticipated expenditure and highlight focus areas for improvement.

The Strategic Asset Management Plans can be downloaded below.

Asset Management Policy

Strategic Asset Management Plans (Transport, Building, Stormwater, Managed Space)

Albany Spatial Data Specification

The specifications in these documents define the GIS (Geographical Information System) Specifications and Standards as they apply to survey, data, asset and condition rating standards, and workflows.

The key objective of this specification is to provide information to all parties (Consultants, Surveyors, and Employees) that will be dealing with delivering Asset Survey Data to the City of Albany. It outlines the specific requirements for the submission of “As-Constructed Information” as GIS data of newly constructed and existing City assets.

Whilst all care has been taken with the preparation of these documents it is the responsibility of the consultants, surveyors, or employees to confirm that all details are accurate, current and relevant.

City of Albany Spatial Data Specification V1.2

Transport Specification V1.2

Stormwater Drainage Specification V1.2

Managed Space Specification V1.2

Services Specification V1.2

Built Specification V1.2

Sustainability

The City is committed to reducing any negative impacts on the environment from its operations. To guide the reduction of energy consumption and carbon production the City has developed a Carbon Reduction Strategy.

As a direct result of this strategy the City has installed two solar power systems on the Administration Building at North Road and the Albany Day care Centre. These two systems are forecast to generate savings to the ratepayer of $30,000 per annum.

Future projects shall focus on building heating, ventilation and air conditioning efficiencies, more alternative energy supplies and building lighting innovations.

The City is also committed to reducing water consumption, improving the management of the vehicle fleet and implementing a range of sustainable waste management programs for the community.

The Urban Tree Strategy was adopted by Council on 23 May 2017 to guide the City in expanding, protecting and managing trees in urban areas.

Urban Tree Strategy

Infrastructure Design and Construction

This team is responsible for the delivery of the City’s capital works programme. This is through option analysis, project costing and design as well as project management of the construction stage of all City projects.

Some recently completed and ongoing projects include: Centennial Park, Bayonet Head Rd bus bays, Greatrex Rd extension, Drome Road Drainage upgrades, Barnesby Drive & Stirling Tce footpath upgrades and the refurbishment of the heritage listed Westrail Building.

Maintenance of Existing Infrastructure

The City is responsible for the planning, scheduling and implementation of planned and reactive maintenance on a wide range of assets:

  • 1700 km of roads (55% unsealed)
  • 353 km of open and piped drains (13,000 pits)
  • 150 km of pathways
  • 12 major bridges
  • 200 buildings/structures
  • 44 public toilets

The City employs civil maintenance teams and a trades workshop team to undertake most of the maintenance requirements of the City in-house.

Waste Management

The City of Albany manages waste activities throughout the municipality in conjunction with Transpacific Cleanaway and Vancouver Waste Services. Each year over 50,000 tonnes of waste is collected from residents and businesses in the City. This is managed through the two landfills and 5 rural transfer stations.

There are a range of options for recycling and reusing of waste including the successful Fossikers Tip Recycling Shop. The Recycling shop is located at the Hanrahan Landfill Site along with the Albany waste and recycling education (AWARE) Centre.

For more information on the City’s waste services, click here.

Natural and Developed Reserves

The City of Albany is responsible for the management of over 600 Crown reserves, occupying more than 138,000 hectares. The management of these reserves is divided into natural (bushland / coastal areas) and developed (parks, playgrounds, gardens) reserves.

The City’s Natural Reserves Team is responsible for a range of activities include managing declared environmental weeds, protecting threatened species, fire management programs, strategic planning and conservation works. For further information on Natural Reserves, click here.

The City’s Developed Reserves Team is responsible for the planning, installation and maintenance of playgrounds, park amenities (bbq’s, lights), sporting ovals and tree management. This extends to 42 playgrounds, 110 gardens, 35ha of sporting fields and 40ha of irrigation. For further information on Developed Reserves, click here.

Information for Utility Providers / Contractors

Guidelines and specifications detailing the requirements when conducting works in the City of Albany. This includes private properties, road verges and public open spaces.

This document will provide clarity and greatly assist in any situation where reinstatement and restoration is required. The document is available to view through the related link below

Restoration and Reinstatement Specification for Local Government