In 2017, the City of Albany ask our community about what was important to them. Over 1,800 residents got involved in having their say!

To find out more about the City's Community Strategic Plan and within the Integrated Planning Framework click here

Community Engagement & Communications

Community Engagement is a valuable way of including the City of Albany's residents in decisions that affect them. There are many opportunities for you to be involved in decision making about your city and community.

Engagement can be formal or informal, direct or indirect. The four spectrum levels of engagement used at the City of Albany include:

  1. INFORM
    One way communication providing balanced and objective information to assist understanding about something that is going to happen or has happened.
    Promise to Community: We will keep you informed.
  2. CONSULT
    Two way communications designed to obtain public feedback about ideas on rationale, alternatives and proposals to inform decision making.
    Promise to Community: We will keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how your input influenced the decision.
  3. INVOLVE
    Participatory process designed to help identify issues and views to ensure that concerns and aspirations are understood and considered prior to decision making.
    Promise to Community: We will work with you to ensure that your concerns and aspirations are directly reflected in the alternatives developed and provide feedback on how your input influenced the decision.
  4. COLLABORATE
    Working together with stakeholders to understand all issues and interests and to work out alternatives and identify preferred solutions.
    Promise to Community: We will look to you for direct advice and innovation in formulating solutions and incorporate these into the decisions to maximum extent possible.

Effective community engagement allows the City of Albany to tap into diverse perspectives and potential solutions to improve the quality of its decisions. It enables its citizens and communities to better understand the processes of local government and to build their capacity to participate in deliberative processes.

The amount of influence community can exert on decision making increases in accordance with the level of engagement, with active participation providing maximum opportunities for citizen influence. However, responsibility for the final decision rests with government.

The City has a number of ongoing projects. Many of these have and will involve the community in their processes. Please see the list of the projects that have involved engaging with our community.

For more information on the City's community engagement contact Manager Community Engagement on: (08) 9841 9421.

For all information about the Middleton Beach Activity Centre Design Guidelines and Foreshore Management Plan, please link here to the public comment page.

The Your Council Meet & Greet Forum's are ongoing throughout the year. The next Council Forum details will be held in the Green Range area (near Manypeaks and Wellstead).

The Green Range Country Club will be hosting the event at the Golf Club on 24 August 2018 at 6pm. Residents are welcome to attend to meet your Councillors in a friendly and informal setting.

If you would like to host a forum with Council please contact our Manager Community Engagement Julie-Ann Gray on: (08) 6820 3008.

The Albany Local Planning Scheme (ALPS) Review document is now available to community for comment.

The Draft Strategy will be available for inspection during offi ce hours at the City of Albany, 102 North Road, Yakamia and the Albany Public Library, 221 York Street, Albany from Monday, July 23 until Friday, October 26 2018.

You are invited to attend a public information session at the Albany Public Library as follows:

Thursday 2 August 4pm – 7pm

Friday 3 August 9pm – 1pm

You can also make an appointment to meet one of the City’s Planning staff on 68203040.

Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the advertising period.

Submissions on the Draft Strategy may be lodged in writing with the undersigned on or before 26 October 2018. Please address submissions to City of Albany, PO Box 484, Albany WA 6330. Alternatively submissions may be e-mailed to planning@albany.wa.gov.au

For more information please contact City Senior Planning Officer - Strategic Planning on: 6820 3060.

*Please see public comment page to access links to documents.Public Comment Page Link

The City of Albany is currently reviewing the way we communicate and engage with community. We are starting the conversation with our community to find out if the information we share with you is relevant, is reaching you and that we are listening. Come along to one of our sessions to join in the conversation.

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