Alannah MacTiernan

Alannah MacTiernan

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

Tony McRae

Tony McRae

Former Minister for the Environment; Climate Change; Disability Services

    New DPI regional office opened in Albany

    25/09/2006 8:40 PM
     
    25/09/06

    The Department for Planning and Infrastructure’s new Great Southern regional office was officially opened today.

    Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan and Minister Assisting Tony McRae visited Albany to open the new facilities at 178 Stirling Terrace, Albany.

    Ms MacTiernan said that Albany and the Great Southern region would benefit from three different departmental areas coming together in the heart of the CBD.

    “This new office will serve Great Southern residents, businesses and industries by promoting more information sharing and sharper awareness of community trends and issues among departmental officers,” the Minister said

    “When necessary, the department will be better able to bring more resources together to deal with an urgent matter.

    “The new location also makes good planning sense as not only are the services more easily accessible, the office and the activity it generates will add life to the city centre.”

    Mr McRae said people would be able to access the full range of the department’s services from the one convenient location in central Albany.

    “The new Great Southern Regional Office of DPI is part of the Carpenter Government’s commitment to improving services to the community,” he said.

    “People can renew their vehicle and boat registration, pay their driver’s licence fee, and even make planning enquiries at the same place.”

    Services provided by the new office included:
    • licensing services - vehicle, driver and marine;
    • town planning - subdivision and building applications;
    • marine safety and information;
    • maritime facilities - commercial and recreational;
    • passenger services information - public transport, taxis, travel subsidies and school buses;
    • personal transport information - cycling and walking
    • road safety; and
    • commercial services - freight transport and aviation policy.
    Albany MLA Peter Watson said people would no longer have to travel to three different places to access various services offered by the department.

    “The new office in Stirling Terrace will combine licensing services, previously available from Chester Pass Road, planning services formerly located on York St and regional services from Proudlove Parade,” he said

    Minister MacTiernan's office - 9213 6400
    Minister McRae's office - 9213 7150