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Vietnam reunion to receive Key to the City
Posted October 11, 2019 Vietnam reunion to receive Key to the City

For the first time ever, the City of Albany are granting the Key to the City with the honour symbolising free entry to the City to be bestowed on the 17 Construction Squadron Workshop Vietnam Association next week.

Anti Poverty Week Op Shop Tour
Posted October 11, 2019 Anti Poverty Week Op Shop Tour

The City of Albany is getting on board Anti-Poverty Week 2019 with a free Op Shop Bus Tour that aims to increase awareness and support those in our community who live below the poverty line.

Library welcomes Writers Retreat to Albany
Posted October 11, 2019 Library welcomes Writers Retreat to Albany

Reading, writing, poetry, author talks and workshops are some of the literary activities that will be featured in the inaugural Albany Writer’s Retreat hosted by Albany Public Library this month.

Call for citizen scientists to take up bird watching
Posted October 10, 2019 Call for citizen scientists to take up bird watching

The arrival of warmer weather signals the start of spring and one of Australia’s largest citizen science projects, and Albany residents can now get involved. The City of Albany in partnership with the Albany Bird Group have joined BirdLife Australia’s Backyard Bird Count running from October 21 to October 27 where residents have the ability to register, head outdoors and use the Aussie Bird Count app to record the amount of birds and bird species they see.

League of legends expands to recruit new locals
Posted October 8, 2019 League of legends expands to recruit new locals

The National Anzac Centre wants to recruit new troops to its League of Local Legends program and is now expanding its membership so residents within the shires of Plantagenet, Denmark and Jerramungup can sign up and enjoy the benefits.

Sustainable Heroes headline Green Fair
Posted October 3, 2019 Sustainable Heroes headline Green Fair

Albany’s local Sustainable Heroes will be out in force and ready to share their tips at the City of Albany’s Green Fair on the Square on November 2.

Town Hall repurposing works underway
Posted October 1, 2019 Town Hall repurposing works underway

The repurposing of the Albany Town Hall will begin next week, starting the process to ensure the longevity and continued sustainable use of the historical building and conserving its heritage significance.

2019 Christmas Pageant registrations now open
Posted September 26, 2019 2019 Christmas Pageant registrations now open

Float registrations for the 2019 Christmas Festival and Pageant are now open!

Albany gets fully charged
Posted September 26, 2019 Albany gets fully charged

Electric car owners visiting Albany now have the convenience of a brand new charging station at Albany Public Library as part of the Tesla Destination Charging network.

Your City, Your Choice: voting packages in transit
Posted September 26, 2019 Your City, Your Choice: voting packages in transit

Seniors programs, playgrounds, sporting fields, roads and maintaining our region’s natural beauty. These every day interactions with the facilities and services provided by the City are the focus of a campaign encouraging Albany residents to vote in next month’s local government elections.

City encourages smokers to be good sports
Posted September 26, 2019 City encourages smokers to be good sports

Smokers are being encouraged to butt out around City of Albany owned and managed public facilities to protect the health of families and children and support an active and healthy community.

City condemns trail sabotage on mounts
Posted September 26, 2019 City condemns trail sabotage on mounts

The City of Albany has condemned the reckless and blatant sabotage of dual-use trails in Albany Heritage Park after the discovery of a number of large rocks deliberately placed to impede mountain bike riders and potentially cause harm or injury.

Podium finish at tourism town awards
Posted September 25, 2019 Podium finish at tourism town awards

Albany has scored silver at the 2019 Top Tourism Town awards in Karratha last week, coming in second place to Exmouth as the favourite destination in Western Australia.

All roads lead to Albany for caravanners
Posted September 25, 2019 All roads lead to Albany for caravanners

More than 450 caravans from all over Australia will arrive in Albany early next month to take part in a major national event that has not been in Western Australia for almost two decades.

National Anzac Centre tallies five years of service
Posted September 23, 2019 National Anzac Centre tallies five years of service

The National Anzac Centre is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year and the community is invited to come along to the special day to explore the Princess Royal Fortress and Museum.

Crack in weeping fig tree creates safety risk
Posted September 18, 2019 Crack in weeping fig tree creates safety risk

A weeping fig tree shading cars between Albany Public Library and the senior citizens centre is feeling the effects of a hard life growing in a carpark.

Large field in race for Council vacancies
Posted September 17, 2019 Large field in race for Council vacancies

There are 24 nominations for this year’s Local Government election in the City of Albany, the third highest number of nominations since the City’s inaugural election in 1999.

Mentors needed to help connect Albany’s seniors
Posted September 12, 2019 Mentors needed to help connect Albany’s seniors

Online shopping, social networking, digital devices and live streaming have become part of our daily life, changing the way we conduct business and connect with friends and family.

Magpie season swoops into Albany
Posted September 12, 2019 Magpie season swoops into Albany

Residents are warned to be on guard for swooping magpies when visiting parks, walking tree-lined streets and footpaths, or visiting ovals with the onset of Spring signalling the start of the birds breeding season.

Nominate your Albany Citizen for 2020
Posted September 12, 2019 Nominate your Albany Citizen for 2020

Albany has many, unsung local heroes – people and groups who give themselves to the community in an effort to advance the wellbeing, positivity and lifestyles of those around them.

Council endorses sponsorship for Racewars event
Posted September 4, 2019 Council endorses sponsorship for Racewars event

A major runway-racing event that has injected more than $10 million into the local economy since it began in 2017 is a step closer to continuing after Council endorsed offering them a 3-year sponsorship deal.

Chapter closes for long-time history volunteer
Posted September 2, 2019 Chapter closes for long-time history volunteer

After more than three decades dedicated to preserving and recording local history, 101-year-old Gwen Norman’s chapter as a City of Albany volunteer is coming to a close.

Your City, Your Voice
Posted August 30, 2019 Your City, Your Voice

Residents in the City of Albany have the chance to speak for their community by nominating for Council in the 2019 local government elections.

Plastic fantastic for street machine association
Posted August 22, 2019 Plastic fantastic for street machine association

Lowering costs, weight and damage to race vehicles are the driving force behind a trial by the Great Southern Street Machine Association Inc. to use recycled plastic bales as race arresters.

Ibis transform Lake Seppings into wetland wonder
Posted August 21, 2019 Ibis transform Lake Seppings into wetland wonder

Hundreds of straw-necked Ibis have flocked back to Lake Seppings to nest and raise their chicks at what is the only known breeding site for the birds in the region.

Albany hits the Garage Sale Trail
Posted August 15, 2019 Albany hits the Garage Sale Trail

The City of Albany will join more than 140 local councils in the nationwide Garage Sale Trail for the first time in the project’s nine year history.

Cruise lines shown southern wonders
Posted August 15, 2019 Cruise lines shown southern wonders

Representatives from major cruise lines have had the opportunity to experience first-hand some of the history, culture, natural beauty and hospitality that Albany can offer their guests following a successful WA Cruise Exchange conference where the City of Albany hosted representatives from eight global cruise lines recently with the support of Tourism WA.

Albany competes for top tourism award
Posted August 8, 2019 Albany competes for top tourism award

History, nature, remembrance and adventure are the four pillars of a new award submission for Albany to win the title of the Top Tourism Town from the Visitors Centre of WA and GWN7.

Strategy focuses on engagement with community
Posted August 7, 2019 Strategy focuses on engagement with community

Expressions of interest are open for two community members to join City of Albany Councillors and staff on an Advisory Group to monitor and report on the implementation of the City’s new Communications and Engagement Strategy 2019-2022.

Catch up with Councillors at City Chat
Posted August 7, 2019 Catch up with Councillors at City Chat

The City of Albany is inviting residents from the city centre, Middleton Beach, Emu Point, Mira Mar, Yakamia, Spencer Park and Lockyer to come and have a yarn with Councillors at the first City Chat event this month.

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