2000s Timeline

2000s Timeline

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  • The ARA (Armadale Redevelopment Authority) began operations.
  • Birtwistle Local Studies Library opened.
  • STREAMCARE waterways restoration program established.



  • Establishment of Armadale Volunteer Resource Centre.
  • Visit to the City of Armadale by Premier Richard Court.
  • Armadale Recreation Centre (now The Arena) received a major upgrade.
  • Completion of Harvey Norman building in Armadale.
  • Champion Lakes Concept Plan developed.
  • First edition of City Views newsletter published on December 11.





  • Council ward boundaries and names changed.
  • New corporate computer system at the City Administration Centre.
  • Grand Cinemas opened January 20, the first cinema complex in the City of Armadale.
  • Memorial Park upgrade.
  • Kelmscott Library & the Child Health Centre were relocated and old buildings demolished.
  • Waste Management Resource Recovery Centre (the Drop n' Shop) opened.
  • Tonkin Highway extension opened April 2.
  • 'Taps turned on’ for water at Champion Lakes – it took nine months to fill.
  • Celebration of 175th anniversary of Kelmscott (October 9).
  • Celebration of centenary of Bedfordale township (December 11).



  • A new Archive Centre was established at the City’s depot.
  • Champion Drive extension and Goolamrup Bridge opened.
  • City of Armadale took responsibility for management of the Armadale Visitor Centre.
  • Baker’s House secured by City of Armadale.
  • Redeveloped Kelmscott Pool site at Rushton Park officially opened.



  • The new suburbs of Piara Waters, Harrisdale, Hilbert and Haynes were gazetted.
  • Phased opening of the redeveloped Armadale Shopping City.
  • Champion Lakes Regatta Centre international rowing course opened in April.
  • Indigenous Development Centre/Champion Centre opened. Indigenous Children’s Program launched with $205,000 Federal Government grant



  • Suburb of Westfield renamed to Camillo.
  • Armadale Central Shopping Centre first stage opened.
  • Dome Café and Gelare opened in Jull Street, joining Armadale Shopping City.
  • Roleystone Revitalisation Project worth $1.1 M began.
  • Refurbished Roleystone Hall opened on September 13.
  • Armadale Arena revamped facilities opened on November 22.



  • City of Armadale won the Property Council’s Innovation & Excellence Awards for its North Forrestdale planning (1600 lots created in Harrisdale and Piara Waters)
  • Centenary of Armadale becoming an official township of Perth on 26 February.
  • Memorial Plaques for Parks project commenced.
  • Dale Cottages celebrated its 50th anniversary, having opened in October 1959.