Exciting future for historic Port of Albany precinct

Exciting future for historic Port of Albany precinct

  • Albany
  • Community
  • Published: 23 May 2024

Member for Albany Rebecca Stephens MLA, City of Albany CEO Andrew Sharpe, Southern Ports CEO Keith Wilks and Regional Manager Paul McSweeney visited the Port of Albany’s historic Pilot Station, to announce $8.3 million for plans to develop the station and cottages into a vibrant community precinct.

The site was used to house Port of Albany pilots from as early as 1853 through to 1936, and its importance to Western Australia's first port was recognised through its inclusion on the State Register of Heritage Places in 2002.

Early concepts of the redevelopment include an interpretive centre, small café, port-themed play areas and open spaces, all linked to the existing Port to Point trail.

Southern Ports Chief Executive Officer Keith Wilks said the opportunity to develop the historic buildings into an area for the wider community to enjoy was exciting.

“Sustainability is front of mind for Southern Ports and we’re always looking at opportunities to sustainably reinvigorate our assets. The redevelopment of the Pilot Station and cottages offers us a chance to tell more of our Port’s story in a fitting setting.”

For more information, see Minister for Ports, Hon David Michael MLA’s statement here.

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