Works & Services
The Works & Services Directorate comprises of three teams; City Engineering, City Operations and City Reserves and is responsible for a wide range of activities including asset management, sustainability, design & construction, waste management and reserves management.
The City of Albany is responsible for $765 million worth of public assets. These include roads, pathways, drainage, reserves and building assets. The annual budget for Works & Services is approximately $24 million and includes maintenance and capital works.
- 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.
- Customer Service Public Works Request Guideline 2014 (570KB)The purpose of this guideline is to provide answers to commonly asked questions regarding requests to the City of Albany for maintenance of its assets. These assets include roads, paths,vegetation management, reserves, infrastructure, buildings and other facilities.
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.
- Council Plan: Works: Asset Management Plan - Overview (220KB)This document provides an overview and introduction to individual City of Albany Infrastructure Asset Management Plans (AMP's). AMP's should be read in conjunction and in context with the City of Albany Asset Management Policy and Asset Management Strategy. Asset classes covered by AMP's are as follows:Roads; Pathways; Drainage; Natural & Developed Reserves; and Buildings. Adopted by Council on 25 June 2013.
- Council Policy: Asset Management Policy (132KB)Adopted by Council on 19 March 2013, Report Item 5.1. The objective of this policy is to ensure that the City of Albany has sufficient structure, systems, processes, resources and organisational commitment in place to deliver service outcomes on a financially sustainable basis.
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.
To read the City’s Carbon Reduction Strategy click here
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.
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.
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.
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.