One of the world's most stunning natural harbours
The Albany Waterfront, located on the foreshore of Princess Royal Harbour between York Street and the Port of Albany, provided the opportunity for the State Government and the City of Albany to drive redevelopment and promotion of Albany as a destination of choice and provide significant environmental, community and economic benefits.
The project has reshaped Albany's foreshore area to develop a beautified harbour which will integrate tourism, cultural and leisure precincts as well as catering to the commercial fishing industry.
The Albany Waterfront was officially opened in July 2011. The development includes five distinct precincts:
• Marina facilities include 74 pens ranging from 10 – 20m. The ultimate capacity of the Harbour is 130 pens. Each pen is serviced with power and water
• Fishing industry hardstand to accommodate existing industry
• Recreational fisherman are also catered for with a boat trailer hardstand and recreational boat launching ramps
• Albany’s existing jetty has been invigorated and linked to a new pedestrian promenade, providing improved public access to the picturesque new waterfront
• A new tavern/wind bar/café located right on the water's edge.
• Providing an office location with some of the best views in Albany, amidst the hum of the waterfront.
• Ground-floor retail units include shops and markets to deliver the freshest ocean catch, along with a range of dining and eating options from restaurants to cafes, juice bars and take-away food
• Includes an opportunity for a hotel to feature a restaurant, bar, function and conference facilities
• The accommodation will also be waterfront, short-stay serviced apartments
• To be developed around the Albany Entertainment Centre (AEC)
• Includes the new pedestrian bridge connecting Albany’s central business district to the waterfront and nearby community facilities at Anzac Peace Park, providing access to the Albany Visitor Information Centre and the start of the Bibbulmun Track