City of Albany

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City of Albany
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population36,583 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density8.48341/km2 (21.9719/sq mi)
Established1998
Area4,312.3 km2 (1,665.0 sq mi)
MayorDennis Wellington
Council seat Albany
Region Great Southern
State electorate(s) Albany
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website City of Albany
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The City of Albany is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 410 kilometres (255 mi) south-southeast of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. It covers an area of 4,312.3 square kilometres (1,665 sq mi), including the Greater Albany metropolitan area and the Port of Albany, as well as the surrounding agricultural district and some national parks. The City of Albany had a population of over 36,000 at the 2016 census.

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History

The Municipality of Albany was gazetted in 1871. It was initially headed by a chairman, with William Finlay becoming the first mayor in 1885. [2] [3] [4]

The Albany Road Board was gazetted in 1896. On 1 July 1961, they became respectively the Town of Albany and Shire of Albany councils following changes to the Local Government Act. [2]

The City of Albany was established on 1 July 1998 with the amalgamation of the Town of Albany and the Shire of Albany. [2]

On 1 July 1998, the two councils amalgamated to form the City of Albany. [2]

A new administration building and Civic Centre was constructed and opened in 2005 on North Road. [5]

Mayors

See also List of mayors of Albany, Western Australia

Alison Goode was mayor from 1999 until 2007. [6]

Milton Evans was elected mayor in 2007 [7] and served until elections in 2011 when he was defeated by Dennis Wellington. [8]

Dennis Wellington is the current mayor, elected for a second time in 2015 to serve until the next election in 2019. [9]

Wards

The city has been divided into 7 wards, each of two councillors. Each councillor serves a four-year term, and half-elections are held every two years. The mayor is directly elected.

Localities

Heritage-listed places

As of 2021, 425 places are heritage-listed in the City of Albany, [10] of which 94 are on the State Register of Heritage Places. [11]

National Parks and Reserves

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Coordinates: 35°01′22″S117°52′53″E / 35.0228°S 117.8814°E / -35.0228; 117.8814