1980s Timeline

1980s Timeline

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 - New Armadale Council Chambers and administrative offices.

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.

1987 - Relocation of the old Armadale School building and rebuilding of Congregational Church building at the Minnawarra Historic Precinct.

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.

Civic tree planting 1988 at Bungendore Park