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Albany Regional Tennis Centre - Stage 1


The delivery of Albany Regional Tennis Centre will see Merrifield Park Tennis Club and Lawley Park Tennis Club amalgamate to form the Albany Tennis Club.

The overarching purpose of the project is to develop a 16-court regional tennis centre, as a multi-stage project in the Eastern Precinct of the Centennial Park Sporting complex.

Stage 1 will involve the construction of 6 courts and the implementation of a court booking system.

Should future funding allow, additional stages will include: an additional 10 tennis courts, flood lighting and extension to the existing shared clubroom facilities.


The main project objectives are:

  • Increased participation in tennis with new local and state event opportunities.
  • Encouraging social and sporting club growth to further develop local community spirit, pride, participation, and activity.
  • Complement and build on the recently completed and well-developed sporting infrastructure throughout the Centennial Park Precinct.


Stage 1 will involve:

  • Construction of 6 x ITF minimum standard Tennis Courts.
  • A book-a-court system (enabling the community to book courts via a mobile application at any time.
  • Associated infrastructure including fencing, poles, nets etc.
  • Storm water and drainage works.


The total project value is $1.325M and has been funded from the following organisations:

  • Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
  • Great Southern Development Commission
  • City of Albany
  • Tennis Australia


Construction is expected to commence in February 2024.

The community be regularly updated with progress and disruption notices during construction.

Project Information Board   _ Albany Regional Tennis Centre - Stage 1

North Road and Sanford Road Roundabout

In order to enhance safety, traffic flow and connectivity, works are about to commence on the construction of the North Road/Sanford Road roundabout.

Preliminary drainage works commenced prior to Christmas and will be completed by late January 2024. Construction of the roundabout is scheduled to commence in late January 2024.

The City’s contractor will be working under closed road conditions between the hours of 7am-6pm weekdays.

This means that the following sections of North Road will be open to local traffic only from 29 January – 22 April. 

  • Between Barnesby Drive and Albany Fire Station
  • Between Lockyer Avenue and the City of Albany Administration Offices
  • Sanford Road between the access road to Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre and North Road.

Local traffic refers to vehicles that are traveling within the specific area, such as residents, businesses, or visitors accessing destinations within the immediate vicinity. It excludes traffic that is merely passing through the area without a specific destination within it.

This means local traffic is allowed to travel on North Road to reach their destinations, but must not pass through the roundabout construction area at the intersection of North Road and Sanford Road.

For example; Those turning out of Bethel Way and onto North Road must turn right, away from the construction site.

There will be a hard road closure at the roundabout construction site, preventing passage through the roundabout construction area which also includes prohibited access to Sanford Road from North Road.

Users of Sanford Road will not be able to enter and exit via North Road, however all access to the road itself remains the same.

The map below indicates where local traffic can travel during the roundabout construction project.

Have questions or concerns? Our dedicated project team is here to help. You can reach them at 6820 3000 or drop them an email at [email protected].
You can download the information flyer here and access the project sketch here.

Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre Feasibility Study

The City of Albany is undertaking a feasibility study into Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) and is seeking community feedback from users, spectators, parents, and community groups from across the region.

The study by Otium Planning Group will assess current and future demand on ALAC and whether the current level of service is sufficient to meet user needs and expectations.

Featuring a pool, gym, indoor courts, creche and café, ALAC is the City’s busiest community facility with more than 500,000 visits annually and is an important community hub for leisure, health, recreation and networking.

A survey is being conducted as part of the study, inviting everyone who has an interest in ALAC to share their views and help guide the study’s recommendations.

This survey will be open until 2 August 2023. To complete the survey, please click the link below:

ALAC Feasibility Survey

Click here to read the media release.

Albany Surf Life Saving Club Redevelopment


ASLSC provides a highly valued community service for Albany and the Great Southern in the delivery of lifesaving, emergency response, first aid, training and education, and intergenerational sport, recreation, and community events.

In response to the recent infrastructure upgrades within the Middleton Beach Precinct and growing memberships, ASLSC undertook a review of its strategic vision to address several pressing challenges and opportunities affecting its future.

The expansion and redevelopment of the existing club house was identified as a key project to be delivered as part of the ASLSC Strategic Plan to provide:

  • A safer, more efficient, and welcoming community facility:
  • Improved lifesaving and water safety operations; and
  • Increased community engagement through new training and education spaces.


The main project objectives are:

  • To address key safety risks related to the access and storage of motorised water safety equipment,
  • To improve the safety, capacity and efficiency of core delivery areas – lifesaving, emergency services, training and education, surf sports and competition, community capacity building;
  • To increase community benefit – improving the quality, capacity and accessibility of community facilities and services; and
  • To assist City of Albany meet growing community demand at Middleton Beach and support the Foreshore and Activity Centre redevelopment goals and community strategic plans.


The scope of work comprises of:

  • The expansion and separation of motorised water safety equipment and surf sports equipment.
  • A centralised and dedicated life saving hub
  • A new community meeting spaces to support community events and meeting activities. It is envisaged that community groups will be able to book this space at minimal cost – as opposed to booking the whole venue.

The Middleton Beach Public Toilets & Changerooms are located next to the ASLSC building, and do not form part of this project’s scope. There is currently a project underway to refurbish the Middleton Beach Public Toilets & Changerooms. Click here to find out more.


  • WA Govt - DLGSCI
  • Lotterywest
  • City of Albany
  • Albany Surf Lifesaving Club



Construction is expected to commence in February 2024 with completion expected to be towards to end of 2024. During construction, the ASLSC building will not be available for use by community user groups. The adjacent public toilets and footpaths may also be unavailable for a short period of time during construction. Temporary facilities will be provided. The community be regularly updated with progress and disruption notices during construction period. 


 Concept Only H+H Architects


The Middleton Beach Public Toilets & Changerooms are located next to the ASLSC building, and do not form part of this (ASLSC Redevelopment ) project’s scope. A project brief is attached to this page.

Oyster Harbour Foreshore Management Plan

The City of Albany is preparing a Foreshore Management Plan (FMP) for Oyster Harbour from the Emu Point Café to the Emu Point Marina.

The FMP is the next step after completion of the Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) for the stretch of coastline between Middleton Beach and Emu Point. This area of coast is highly valued for its social, environmental and economic aspects, and the FMP will provide more detailed plans for management of specific areas.

The study area includes the coast and adjacent parks, beaches, playgrounds and car parks between Emu Point and the boat ramp.

The FMP will provide recommendations on appropriate land uses and functions that respond to changing coastline, through engagement with the community and key stakeholders. Technical support is being provided from engineers, landscape architects, town planners and City staff.

In October 2021 the City went out to seek public comment on the proposed concept and design, feedback from this consultation process is available here - 

Oyster Harbour Foreshore Management Plan - Engagement Outcomes 2021

More Information?

If you would like more information about the project, please contact the City of Albany on (08) 6820 3000 or email [email protected]

Information on the CHRMAP is available within the Completed Projects Page

Middleton Beach Public Amenities & Changerooms Refurbishment


The City of Albany maintains public open space infrastructure to ensure amenities are easy to access for everyone and encourage the use and enjoyment of public places by all members of the community. This includes people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, older people, young people and families.

The Middleton Beach Public Toilets and Changerooms facility is highly used by the community and visitors but is an aging asset that does not meet current standards for accessibility. Refurbishment of the Middleton Beach Public Toilets and Changerooms is due to commence in February 2024. The refurbishment project will ensure access to safe, clean, and accessible public toilets for our residents and tourists visiting Middleton Beach.

Middleton Beach Public Toilets Consultation Summary Nov 22



  • Prioritise the safety of all public toilet and changeroom users. Incorporate Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles to minimise opportunities for crime and anti-social behaviour


  • Ensure the public facilities meet current standards for accessibility. Ensure compliance with relevant standards and other best practice accessibility guidelines.


  • Incorporate best practice design principles to meet the needs of all residents and visitors, of all ages and abilities.
  • Cater for gender inclusiveness and family friendly facilities.

Best Practice Design

  • Incorporate appropriate fixtures that are durable, robust, and easy to maintain.
  • Design to be responsive to the local context and character to integrate with recent and future development works occurring in the Middleton Beach precinct.
  • Balance current and future community needs and expectations to ensure Middleton Beach continues to be a premier destination for locals and visitors.


The refurbishment will provide high quality and compliant toilet and change facilities for use by all members of the community and visitors. Works will involve:  

  • Replacement of old fixtures and fittings including toilet pans, shower roses, sinks, baby change, hooks and bench seating.
  • Construction of a compliant Universal Access Toilet (UAT) to replace the existing non-compliant facility.
  • Public open space improvements including widened under covered area, more seating, bag hooks, improved lighting and security.

The refurbishment is limited to works within the existing building footprint. This is due to site and budget constraints however, there is an opportunity to review the ratio of toilets, showers and change space within the existing footprint.


This refurbishment project will be funded from the City of Albany Capital Works Budget.  


Works are expected to commence in February 2024 and be completed by July 2024.

Middleton Beach 

Information on the DevelopmentWA Activity Centre 

  • Construction of 6 innovative new homes (Duettes).
  • Progress continues with civil works, with the next phase to include subdivision and public infrastructure.  

more information :

Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP)

At the City of Albany Ordinary Council Meeting on the 17th December 2019, Council adopted the City’s first Final Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) for the Emu Point to Middleton Beach area. The Final CHRMAP combines all of the relevant information from the CHRMAP process into one final report, including all the relevant reports and feedback from the community. A copy of the final CHRMAP report can be found below:

CHRMAP Implementation Plan 

The CHRMAP Implementation Plan is a succinct easy to read standalone document that provides an overview of the CHRMAP process and details the recommended management options for the key assets at risk.

CHRMAP Implementation Plan FINAL

CHRMAP &  Appendices


CHRMAP Appendices

Public Comment Summary and Response

Public Comment Summary and Response

The City’s Final CHRMAP report has resulted in 11 recommendations which are contained in the CHRMAP document and Implementation Plan. These recommendations will enable the City to make more informed coastal management decisions in the future and provide direction for how the City’s coastal hazard risks will be managed until the next review is required. The City’s CHRMAP will be updated and reviewed every five to ten years, and in accordance with the State Planning policy 2.6

State Planning Policy No. 2.6

State Coastal Planning Policy Guidelines


The City of Albany prepared a CHRMAP for the area of coast from Ellen Cove to the Emu Point Boat Pens. The CHRMAP was completed in accordance with State Planning Policy 2.6: State Coastal policy and associated guidelines. This is the first CHRMAP that has been completed for the City of Albany.

This CHRMAP is designed to identify coastal inundation and erosion hazards for the project area and recommends controls to manage and mitigate the risks, when they should be implemented and what the impact will be in terms of effectiveness, cost environmental and social impact and reversibility.

The CHRMAP is based on extensive technical background research and investigations, community and stakeholder values and inputs, recognition of strategic planning and governance interventions available to the City and the need for culturally and economically acceptable outcomes.

CHRMAP Background Documents

Coastal Vulnerability Study Evocoast

Background Documentation Hazard Mapping Study

What's Next?

The City will continue to monitor the project area. The monitoring framework is contained within the CHRMAP document.

The City’s CHRMAP will be updated and reviewed every five to ten years, and in accordance with the State Planning Policy 2.6 and associated guidelines.

As a recommendation of the CHRMAP the City has commenced a Foreshore Management Plan for the Emu Beach area. Community Engagement will be an integral part of this project.

 If you would like to be involved in further community engagement or like any more information on the above project please contact: [email protected]

CHRMAP Monitoring Plan Final

CHRMAP Monitoring Plan

City of Albany Photo Beach Monitoring

The Emu Point to Middleton Beach Photo Monitoring Program was developed in 2014 as part of the Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Adaptation and Protection Strategy. This strategy covers the coastal system that includes Oyster Harbour, Emu Point and Middleton Beach. The development of the Strategy was important to gain community input; assess all previous studies; identify gaps in the data and fill them; understand the values and essential character of the coastal region; and to identify viable management options for short and long term.

The Emu Point to Middleton Beach Photo Monitoring Program is designed as a simple, inexpensive, scientifically valid, long range data gathering exercise, easily learned and maintained, easily expanded or contained, and engaging interested community members as volunteers.

Outcomes of the program include:

  • Contribute to a detailed database of coastline change for the area of coast from Ellen Cove (Middleton Beach) to the Emu Point Boat Pens;
  • Collect data that will inform present and future management decisions for this area of coast;
  • Provide data in an easily usable, retrievable and compatible form for local, regional, state and national data gathering;
  • Begin a historical process that can be taught to and handed on to future generations; and provide a model of data collection that can be applied to other areas of coastline.

This data can be viewed here:

Emu Point to Ellen Cove Beach Monitoring

Southern Ocean Surf Reef 

Media Release August 2020

The Southern Ocean Surf Reef (ASR) Project aims to develop a reef structure at Middleton Beach to harness the existing wave energy and swell to produce a consistent surfable wave, designed specifically for beginner to intermediate surfers; given the lack of suitable surfing waves close to the town centre.

The concept of an artificial surf reef in Albany has been around for at least 20 years and has been heavily driven by the Albany community.

In March 2015, the City of Albany engaged specialist consultant engineers to investigate and prepare a report for the feasibility of an ASR at Middleton Beach which found that providing surfing amenity at Middleton Beach, through the construction of an ASR was feasible.

State Government committed to allocate $4.5 million towards the project, with a portion of these funds assigned in advance to commence the detailed design process, and the balance pledged for the reef’s construction. The detailed design process was completed in October 2020.

The Federal Government committed additional funding so that the estimated $11.5 million artificial surf reef can be implemented.
This funding is subject to a successful Federal assessment through the Priority Community Infrastructure Program. The City of Albany are currently awaiting fully executed funding agreement from the State Department.

Project Vision

“To create a consistent, surfable wave central to Albany, driving benefits for the community, tourism, economic development, and the retention of the region’s younger age demographic”


Southern Ocean Surf Reef Community Update & FAQs

City of Albany Artificial Surf Reef Feasibility Survey Results 2016 

Albany Artificial Surf Reef Executive Summary Detailed Design

Albany Artificial Surf Reef Executive Business Case 2020


The City of Albany is inviting community & visitors to share their views on the proposed Albany Artificial Surf Reef at Middleton Beach, which is currently in the project detailed design phase.
Prior to completing the survey, it is recommended that you watch the Albany Artificial Surf Reef project video in it's entirety.
This survey should take 5 minutes to complete. Your survey will be kept in confidence and used for data collection only. 
Comments and survey will close on September 14, 2020.
Each completed survey will go into a draw to win a $100 voucher to a local business of their choice.

Albany Artificial Surf Reef Community Survey

Albany Artificial Surf Reef Video With Subtitles 

Albany Artificial Surf Reef Video - No Subtitles

Albany Motorsport Park

Down Road, Drome 

Project Outcomes

The development of a family friendly, affordable and sustainable multi-use motor sport park for the Great Southern Region, that will accommodate most motorsport disciplines and compatible sports, maximising the commercial benefits of shared facilities.

Albany has a rich history in motorsport dating back to the 1930’s. This project provides an appropriate recreational facility to cater for the current and future growth of motorsport in the Great Southern.

Motorsport in Albany & the surrounding areas is already known to be popular, with several well organised clubs, a national-level venue for speedway, a state-level venue for go-karts and widely recognised events such as the Albany Classic, Show ‘n Shine and Targa Albany Sprint. Some motorsport disciplines particularly motorcycle racing and motocross lack suitable regional facilities. The concept of the Albany Motorsport Park has been designed with flexibility for a variety of user groups and specifically to meet current and future safety requirements for motorcar and motorcycle racing and other compatible sports, like cycling.

Stage1A of the Albany Motorsport Park, the construction of the Motocross Track, Club Rooms, 4WD drive precinct & associated infrastructure will be operational in June 2024.  

Albany Motorsport Venue Inc. (AMV)  will be the operating body of the venue, future events and programming will be advertised and updated through the AMV website.

Project Board


Mounts Master Plan

A Plan to Conserve and Enhance

The Mounts Master Plan (Mt Adelaide Irrerup & Mt Clarence Corndarup) aims to provide a comprehensive long term vision and action plan for the Mounts which respects and enhances its significant natural, cultural and recreational assets. Through the establishment of a clear vision and refined set of guiding principles, the Master Plan will establish a flexible and overarching framework, outline simple criteria to align project outcomes, identify strategies and inform decision-making to guide sustainable investment and management over time.

The Mounts Master Plan Engagement Report has been prepared based on strategic opportunities, community feedback and priorities.  These documents will inform the preparation of an Implementation Plan. This document will be finalised after successful approvals of the Heritage Park Trail network.

Engagement Report: Community + Stakeholder Feedback to Draft Master Plan

Appendix A_Figures Submitted with Feedback

Appendix B_Mounts Master Plan Draft Report FINAL

Appendix C_Key Project Sheets

Appendix D_Community and Stakeholder Engagement Feb 2020

Community & Stakeholder Engagement Documents

Appendices documents within the Community & Stakeholder Engagement Summary

A_Master Plan Summary Document - Presented to Community and Stakeholders

B_Mounts Master Plan Survey

C_Mounts Master Plan Matrix Sheet

D_Mounts Master Plan Feedback Sheet

Princess Royal Harbour Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) 

The City of Albany in conjunction with the State Government and Southern Ports is developing a Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) to identify key assets along the coast and measures the City may take to preserve them against the impact of coastal hazards.

Study Area 

The below figure illustrates the area of interest (orange line). 

Subject Area

Climate Change and Coastal Hazards 

Climate change, including rising sea levels, is predicted to increase the level of erosion of sandy coastlines and inundation (flooding) of low-lying areas.

The coastline associated with the Princess Royal Harbour is low lying and therefore may be at risk to erosion and inundation. There are pressures on the Princess Royal Harbour coastal zone for land use and development for a variety of purposes including public access, recreation, residential and industry. Governments at all levels and private parties (individuals, businesses and the community) each have important, complementary and differentiated roles in managing risk arising from coastal hazards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read the project FAQs Here

Project Timeline

The CHRMAP will be completed in 8 Stages, with community and stakeholder engagement undertaken along the way.

Community Consultation

An important part of a CHRMAP is understanding community views.

During Stage 1, a Community and Stakeholder Engagement Plan was developed in order to identify relevant stakeholders and determine the structure and pathways for their engagement throughout the CHRMAP process.

The objective of the engagement process is to facilitate an understanding of coastal challenges, hazards and risks, and to select appropriate adaptation strategies to respond to the risks.

The activities undertaken during this stage were: Coastal Value Survey, Information Session and Intercept Surveying, Community and Business Reference Group (CBRG), and Project Awareness Campaign.

Community workshops were also undertaken to identify key values and possible pathways for coastal management.

The draft CHRMAP report will be advertised for community and agency input.

Coastal Values Survey

A Community Values Survey was conducted with the community in February – April 2022.  The survey helped to understand the coastal values of community and key stakeholders. The survey covered visitation frequency, activities undertaken, impact of coastal hazards on the community. 

Key finding - If respondents were not able to reside, visit or work at the harbour, due to the impact of coastal hazards, they noted it would have an extreme impact on their life. For most other activities, if respondents were unable to do these at the harbour it would result in a significant impact to their life, indicating their strong value in the ability to interact with Princess Royal Harbour.

Community and Business Reference Group  

A Community and Business Reference Group (CBRG) has been established to help guide and provide advice around key milestones of the project. The members of the CBRG were chosen via an EOI process and will act as conduits between the community and the project team, helping to share important information and knowledge both ways.

You can view the Terms of Reference for the CBRG below:

CBRG Terms of Reference

Pop Up Information Sessions

Two pop-up information sessions were held in 2022

Most participants considered it very important that in 20 years, land in the coastal zone associated with the harbour will be managed to ensure land use and development does not accelerate coastal erosion or inundation risks or have a detrimental impact on the functions of public reserves.

Download the Information Brochure here

Project Awareness

The CHRMAP will be completed in 8 stages with community and stakeholder engagement undertaken along the way.

Stages 1-7 have been completed. We are completing the Stage 8. Refer to the following links to review reports associated with each stage.

Engagement Plan

Establish the Content

Risk Identification

Vulnerability Assessment 

Risk Evaluation Treatment

Risk Treatment Options

Implementation and Monitoring Plan

Draft (Technical) CHRMAP - subject to review

Hazard Area Mapping

Click on the following link to view mapping of areas potentially impacted by inundation and erosion over the next 100 years.

Hazard Area Mapping

Policy and Guidelines 

The CHRMAP will be prepared in accordance with the WA Coastal Zone Strategy, the State Planning Policy 2.6 – State Coastal Planning Policy (SPP2.6) and the CHRMAP Guidelines.

Details on the strategic and policy intent can be found at the following links.

Register to stay informed 

If you’d like to stay informed about the progress and engagement opportunities of this project, please register your email here

Mt Adelaide Irrerup & Mt Clarence Corndarup Trails

As of January 2024, the State and Federal governments have approved a clearing permit for construction of the Albany Heritage Park Link Trails project. This permit has been several years in the making, with a considerable history of specialist assessments informing the revision of the trails footprint and then subsequently amending detailed sections further to reduce impacts on environmental values.

 The Link Trails project comprises the rationalisation of the existing trails network at the Mounts. This will be through closure and revegetation of around 1ha of existing unsanctioned trails, combined with the creation of a trails network from existing trails and pathways augmented by new trails constructed to best-practice standards. The finished network will comprise 8 km of single-use walk trails, 10km of family-friendly mountain bike trails, and almost 5 km of sealed dual use pathways for pedestrians and cyclists. Detailed design has been completed to site trails away from flora and fauna habitats and ensure best-practice standards.

 The project also comprises a revegetation and conservation package within the Albany Heritage Park.

The next steps for the project will be the finalisation of the clearing permit, and then the City will move into the procurement phase for construction of the trails.