2010s Timeline

2010s Timeline


  • Armadale Library re-opened in new premises at Armadale Central Shopping Centre on 27 January.
  • Prime Minister Kevin Rudd visited Armadale on 6 May to announce funding of $1 million for the City of Armadale. The funding was used in the Newhaven development.
  • Extended hours retail trading in the Armadale CBD began on Monday 1 November. Sunday trading commenced on 7 November.


  • The Kelmscott / Roleystone Bushfires occurred on 6 February. In total, 72 homes were completely or significantly destroyed.
  • City of Armadale's White House transportable office was destroyed by fire (arson) on 14 April.
  • The newly rebuilt Frye Park Pavilion and sports facility opened on 8 June.
  • Armadale district's history book Settlement to City launched on 13 September.
  • Bunnings Armadale opened in November.
  • Splash Town area for children opened at the Armadale Aquatic Centre on 11 December.
  • Forrestdale Lake Boardwalk opened.


  • Piara Waters Primary School officially opened in February.
  • YAA (Youth Activity Area) in Orchard Avenue was launched, replacing the old amphitheatre with a skate park.
  • Memorial Ribbons installation launched in Memorial Park on 18 August. The 12 tall glass ribbons were removed in 2015 after vandalism, returned in April 2017.
  • Haynes Shopping Centre on Armadale Road opened (on the former site of Dalton Stable).
  • Picture Armadale digital historic photographic collection went live on-line.


  • Baker’s House in Piara Waters, restored to heritage condition, was opened on 10 March.
  • Inaugural Grand Fondo Cycle Tour took place on 19 May.
  • State Government announced plans on 30 July to amalgamate City of Armadale with Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire (SJ) as part of the restructuring of metropolitan local government.


  • Free WiFi made available in Jull Street Mall.
  • Piara Waters Pavilion opened in August.
  • A number of City of Armadale staff moved to newly-built landmark building Orchard House on the 14th of December (Community Services and Technical Services).


  • Old Armadale Library building on Orchard Avenue demolished over two days on 5 and 6 January.
  • The Community Connect South (CCS) campaign was launched to secure funding for the dualling of Armadale Road. The City of Armadale and City of Cockburn garnered pledges totaling $145 million from the Federal and State Governments.
  • Inaugural Spring Into Armadale festival ran from 15 August until 31 October.
  • Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited the City of Armadale on 2 September during the Canning by-election, required due to the death of Federal Liberal MP Don Randall. Mr Abbott lost the Prime Ministership just 13 days later in a leadership spill.
  • Armadale Golf Course's future was assured in November after the City signed a 10-year lease with company Golf Oracle.



  • The new Electoral Division of Burt was gazetted on 19 January, taking in many suburbs within the City of Armadale. It remained vacant until the federal election on July 2, 2016.
  • Harrisdale Primary School was officially opened on 2 February.
  • The new Kelmscott Library at Stargate Shopping Centre was officially opened on 5 February (soft opening for public use from 4 January).
  • The inaugural FOCUS local history photographic competition ran during March.
  • The first Armadale Arts Festival took place between 1-17 April, with more than 30 events being held.
  • The naming of Cam Clay Reserve on Riverside Lane, Seville Grove occurs on 9 April, in honour of the late Robert Cameron Clay’s contribution to the environment.
  • The 40th anniversary of the opening of History House Museum was celebrated on 25 April.
  • The Stockland Harrisdale Shopping Centre grand opening took place on 23 June.
  • The NBN (National Broadband Network) became available to residents in parts of the City of Armadale.





  • Aspiri Primary School (Piara Waters) stage one opened in February for pre-primary and kindergarten students.
  • Armadale Road dualling / duplication (Anstey Road to Tapper Road) began in March. The project includes an overpass at Nicholson Road.
  • The Rossiter Playing Field and Pavilion (Piara Waters South) opened in July.