1980 - Pioneer World opened for business (later known as Pioneer Village).
1980 - Kelmscott Park and Ride railway station (rebuilt with new bus terminal) opened in July by Cyril Rushton.
1980 - The Armadale Aquatic Centre opened on 20 December.
1980 - Cecil Andrews High School established.
1981 - First year of Pioneer Village School.
1982 - Country Women's Association celebrate new premises on Avonlee Rd.
1983 - Roleystone gets its own High School.
1983 - Armadale Aqua Slides (also known as the AquaTubes) open at the Armadale Aquatic Centre.
1984 - Armadale Shopping City opened (Stage 1).
1985 - The City of Armadale was proclaimed.
1985 - McDonalds came to the City of Armadale - store built on Jull Street.
1986 - Fires at primary schools: Challis, Roleystone and later Armadale primary schools targeted by arsonists.
1987 - Minnawarra Park (Stage 1) developed.
1987 - A new Police station built between Jull Street and Prospect Road.
1988 - Brookdale liquid waste facility opened by Cleanaway, beginning a controversial era of community environmental protest.
1988 - Bungendore Park official opening.
1988 - New Armadale Primary School built.