Albany Entertainment Centre
Albany, WA 6330
Albany, , 6330
Princess Royal Harbour is at the heart of Great Southern history. Home for thousands of years to Noongar people, the harbour also hosted Western Australia's first European settlers, welcomed early immigrants, farewelled the ANZAC troops and accommodated a bustling port trade. Now this historic and beautiful foreshore is graced by the stunning Albany Entertainment Centre, focal point of the regions performing arts. In 2006, architects Cox Howlett and Bailey Woodland were commissioned to design the Albany Entertainment Centre as the Albany Waterfront's centrepiece. DORIC started work in 2008 on the $70 million project, with $68.8 million in State Government funds through the GSDC, and $1.2 million in City of Albany funding. Completed in September 2010, the Albany Entertainment Centre officially opened on December 11, 2010.
Albany is a regional centre and home to around 57% of the Great Southern's total population. Albany is located 408km southeast of Perth on the Southern Ocean and known as, City of Albany. It's main industries are agriculture, fishing, forestry, mining, toursim and viticulture. There is regular air and coach services from Perth, making it very accessible. Albany has fantastic tourist attractions, such as the Natural Bridge, Whale watching tours, historical monuments, museums, and great unspoiled beaches, east, south and west. Albany's shopping precint is in the a heart of the city, with cafes, restaurants, clothing stores and many varity stores.