Community Engagement

Communications and Engagement Strategy 2019-2022

The City of Albany has developed its new Communications and Engagement Strategy 2019 - 2022.

This document sets the vision, objectives and strategy for the City of Albany going forward. The strategy was endorsed by Council on 28 May 2019, with a public comment period completed and final amendments made from community. As a operational procedure of the strategy, city staff will be guided by an annual action plan, and the AIP2 Quality Assurance Standards.

To view the strategy click here.

For more information about the Strategy please contact City of Albany Community Engagement Manager, Julie-Ann Gray on: 68203008.


Communications and Engagement Strategy Advisory Group

The City of Albany is seeking community representation on the Communications and Engagement Strategy Advisory Group.

The City of Albany Communications and Engagement Strategy Advisory Group is a multi-disciplined team of both internal and external members who will guide the Communications and Engagement Strategy (2019-2022) and report, monitor and review the strategy and action plan. Representation on the Advisory Group is considered as volunteer.

The Advisory Group will meet quarterly each year. Community members are asked to write an expression of interest including your interest, skills, and ability to represent community impartially and broadly.

Written expression of interest can be mailed to: Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 484, Albany WA 6331 or email:

All expressions of interest will be considered up to 30 August 2019.

For further information please contact City of Albany Community Engagement Manager, Julie-Ann Gray on: 6820 3008

2019 Albany Community MARKYT® Survey Results

The City of Albany conducts a MARKYT® Survey every 2 years to get feedback on how the community feel the City is performing against commitments made in their Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) Framework. For the first time ever in the Local Government sector this Survey was conducted in partnership with the other 10 Great Southern Local Governments.

Survey results indicate that while the City continues to perform above the Local Government average in most service areas the community is asking us to focus on leadership aspects including engagement, transparency and articulating a clear vision and infrastructure upgrades to pathways, roads and trails. The City has started to address the leadership issues through their revised Communications and Engagement Strategy and there will be a continued focus on how we can best connect with the community.

Here is a link to the survey results:

Albany MARKYT® Survey Report

Great Southern MARKYT® Survey Report

For further information please contact Stephen Grimmer, Facilitator Strategy and Improvement:, (08) 6820 3010

PLEASE NOTE: Other City of Albany projects may be currently OPEN FOR COMMENT.

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Growing Spencer Park

Growing Spencer Park

Growing Spencer Park is a project led by the Department of Communities (Communities) in partnership with the City of Albany and the Great Southern Development Commission.

The project aims to improve Spencer Park’s liveability and connectivity while planning for a mix of modern housing for people who want to call Spencer Park home. It is one of eight urban renewal projects being undertaken by Communities across Western Australia.

With its partners, Communities is working to prepare a local development plan (the Plan) to guide future improvements and development in the precinct surrounding the Spencer Park Shopping Centre which includes Spencer Park Primary School, Bellingham Street and part of Hillman Street.

Spencer Park Map

The Plan for Spencer Park will provide a framework for how the precinct area can be developed. It will show the types of buildings that can be built, streetscapes, design elements, open space and the linkages within the precinct and to surrounding areas.

Finalising the Plan is an essential first step to guide development and investment to grow Spencer Park over time. As this occurs, Communities and the City of Albany will continue to support community development initiatives and other improvements to assist Spencer Park’s ongoing revitalisation.

Engaging with the Spencer Park community

From October 2018, Communities is engaging with Spencer Park residents, businesses, service providers and other stakeholders to seek input on the Plan. Independent engagement firm ConsultWG is conducting the community consultation, which will be held over three phases.

  • Phase 1 - Values, Priorities and Vision: (completed)
  • Phase 2 - Design concepts, feedback: (completed) 
  • Phase 3 - Plan (in progress) 

For more information contact City of Albany Senior Community Development Officer, Tammy Flett on: 6820 3023

General enquiries:

Consultation enquiries: Warren at ConsultWG on 0457 025 980

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