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Albany Ring Road

Planning History

Albany Ring Road is a proposed heavy haulage route around the City of Albany for the transport of product including grain, fertiliser and woodchips to and from the Port of Albany.

The ring road will link the existing major arterial main roads and highways radiating from Albany, whilst bypassing urban areas and providing improved access to the Mirambeena Strategic Industrial Area (SIA).

Currently Albany Highway and South Coast Highway form the only available route for heavy vehicles travelling from inland areas to the Port of Albany.

This existing route traverses urban areas, including negotiating Chester Pass Road; which requires heavy vehicles to interact with a high volume of general commuter traffic.

Planning commenced in 1997 with selection of a route and inclusion within the town planning scheme.

In 2008, the Route Definition Study was finalised which identified the preferred the route and access strategy.

The 2008 plan was revised in 2015 to accommodate changes in interchange options and road / rail interface requirements. Since then, additional operational and safety concerns have been identified, including the number of local accesses to the road.

Key Facts

  • Proposed heavy haulage route around the City of Albany.
  • Stage One completed, Stage Two and Three now funded and currently in project development to enable construction.
  • Improve traffic flow, road safety and enhance level of service for the freight industry.

Main Roads are currently reviewing the design of Stages Two and Three with construction currently scheduled to commence in late 2020.

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Spirit Soldiers

Spirit Soldiers is a community based public art initiative honoring service men and women with ghost like wire sculptures to complement the existing heritage precinct and Anzac commemorative programs.

With the closure of a very successful project in Field of Light: Avenue of Honour in 2019, and planning for the upcoming Bicentenary for 2026 underway, the search for a suitable project to activate Albany and the wider Great Southern has been ongoing. Spirit Soldiers is a concept born overseas where its meaning, interpretation and physical presence is relevant to that of our own Albany Anzac story.

At the pinnacle of the installation, a platoon of 120 Spirit Soldiers will be placed along the Avenue of Honour, Apex Drive on Mount Clarence.

Each soldier illuminated, with a unique corresponding story about the life, service and legacy of Australia’s service men and women.

Funding for the project is being sought from external sources including community partnerships.

For enquires please contact Bicentenary Coordinator Bethany Findlay on 08 6820 3021.

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