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 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
Portions of South Coast Highway, Kojaneerup Spring Road & Drawbin Road – Main Roads South Coast Highway upgrade project
As part of the Main Roads South Coast Highway upgrade project, the City of Albany has been requested to close portions of South Coast Highway, Kojaneerup Road and Drawbin Road. These sections of road reserve have never been constructed and contain bushland that will be amalgamated into A Class Reserve 26650 Hassell National Park. The City now seeks public comment on this proposal, as required under section 58 of the Land Administration Act 1997.
Main Roads proposed Land Dealings Plans 1760-001-5, 1760-003-4, 1760-005-4, 1760-006-04, 1760-012-4 & 1760-013-4 are available for viewing on the City of Albany Public Comment Page.
Should you wish to make a submission, please write to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 484 Albany WA 6331 by 3pm Friday 21 June 2019.
Should you have any further queries with regards to this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Atlanta Veld on direct telephone 6820 3056 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Proposed road closures – portions of South Coast Highway, Kojaneerup Spring Road & Drawbin Road – Main Roads South Coast Highway upgrade project (1MB)As part of the Main Roads South Coast Highway upgrade project, the City of Albany has been requested to close portions of South Coast Highway, Kojaneerup Road and Drawbin Road. These sections of road reserve have never been constructed and contain bushland that will be amalgamated into A Class Reserve 26650 Hassell National Park.