Essential Infrastructure and Services
Major projects in the Great Southern focused on essential infrastructure and services are listed below.
Albany Ring Road: A $175 million heavy haulage route will be established skirting Albany's urban areas. The road will carry grain, fertiliser and woodchips to and from the Port of Albany. Construction is under way from the Albany Highway interchange to Lancaster Road. Works from Lancaster Road to Princess Royal Drive are scheduled from November 2021 to early 2024.
Middleton Beach Foreshore Revitalisation: The City of Albany is creating improved event space and beach experiences, pedestrian networks, environmental rehabilitation and foreshore protection at Middleton Beach. Stage 1 of the project, including a seawall and retaining wall, started in November 2019 and is now complete. Stage 2 is under way with the development of a boardwalk and jetty link. The project is due for completion in the second half of 2021.
Western Power Depot: A new purpose-built depot will replace the current Kelly Street facility. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
Albany Health Campus Oncology Ward: A new oncology ward will provide treatment closer to home for patients in the Great Southern. Works are under way and the facility is expected to be operational in the second half of 2022.
SES Headquarters: New regional headquarters for the State Emergency Services will be provided in Mercer Road comprising a response building, administration building, training areas and a six-bay garage. The project is under construction and completion is expected by mid-2022.
More details of these projects, including contacts, can be found on the Major Projects register.