City of Albany
|City of Albany
Location in Western Australia
|Population||36,262 (2013 est)|
|• Density||8.40897/km2 (21.7791/sq mi)|
|Area||4,312.3 km2 (1,665.0 sq mi)|
|Website||City of Albany|
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.
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.
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.
- Frederickstown (central Albany)
National Parks and Reserves
- Bakers Junction Nature Reserve
- Bald Island Nature Reserve
- Mill Brook Nature Reserve
- North and South Sister Nature Reserves
- Tinkelelup Nature Reserve
- Torndirrup National Park
- Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve
- Waychinicup National Park
- West Cape Howe National Park
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Albany (C)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2014.