City of Albany

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City of Albany
Western Australia
Albany LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 36,262 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 8.40897/km2 (21.7791/sq mi)
Established 1998
Area 4,312.3 km2 (1,665.0 sq mi)
Mayor Dennis Wellington
Council seat Albany
Region Great Southern
State electorate(s) Albany
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Website www.albany.wa.gov.au
LGAs around City of Albany:
Plantagenet Gnowangerup Jerramungup
Denmark City of Albany Southern Ocean
Southern Ocean Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

The City of Albany is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 410 kilometres (255 mi) SSE 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 33,650 at the 2011 census.[2]

History[edit]

In 1871, the Albany Municipal Council was gazetted, and in 1896 the Albany Road Board followed. On 1 July 1961, they became respectively the Town and Shire Councils following changes to the Local Government Act.

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

Wards[edit]

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.

  • Breaksea
  • Frederickstown (central Albany)
  • Hassell
  • Kalgan
  • Vancouver
  • West
  • Yakamia

Localities[edit]

National Parks and Reserves[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Albany (C)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 


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Coordinates: 35°01′22″S 117°52′53″E / 35.0228°S 117.8814°E / -35.0228; 117.8814