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Face masks mandatory at Albany Airport
Posted 15 January 2021 Face masks mandatory at Albany Airport

As part of the Federal Government’s strategic management of the more contagious UK variant of COVID-19, the City of Albany has implemented the Airport and Transportation Face Mask Directions to further limit the spread and risk of the virus.

Australia Day highlights local talent
Posted 08 January 2021 Australia Day highlights local talent

Twilight markets, a dog’s day out, emergency services fun day, a popular outdoor movie and a ninja warrior course will be part of the City’s Middleton Beach Festival presented by LiveLighter this month.

Draft Mounts Master Plan informs community
Posted 24 December 2020 Draft Mounts Master Plan informs community

The City is very pleased to announce that the community are now able to view and comment on the draft Mounts Master Plan document.

Local legends expansion and offer for Great Southern
Posted 24 December 2020 Local legends expansion and offer for Great Southern

To recruit new members to its League of Local Legends program the National Anzac Centre is inviting residents from all 11 local governments in the Great Southern to sign up and enjoy free entry for the first 6 months of next year.

Albany experience positivity in a challenging year
Posted 23 December 2020 Albany experience positivity in a challenging year

A financial year that was filled with highlights but came to a close with sudden and significant uncertainty and operational changes has been summarised in the City of Albany’s 2019-2020 Annual Report, which was adopted by Council at the December Ordinary Council Meeting.

City entertains with summer of fun
Posted 23 December 2020 City entertains with summer of fun

A host of family friendly activities will make a splash in Albany this summer to entertain local kids during the January school holidays.

City says goodbye to 2020 with a bang
Posted 23 December 2020 City says goodbye to 2020 with a bang

Albany residents and visitors are invited to say goodbye to a tumultuous 2020 and ring in 2021 at the City of Albany’s New Year’s Eve Picnic and Fireworks, presented by LiveLighter this month.

Fishing line bins a reely good idea
Posted 22 December 2020 Fishing line bins a reely good idea

The City of Albany have partnered with Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and West Australian Seabird Rescue Albany to provide free Reel it in Bins at fishing sites across Albany.

Albany's second Garage Sale Trail a community success
Posted 22 December 2020 Albany's second Garage Sale Trail a community success

Local residents and community groups across Albany turned trash into treasure over the Garage Sale Trail weekend last month, preventing more than 3,500 kilograms of waste from ending up in landfill.

Funding helps to reduce fire risk
Posted 15 December 2020 Funding helps to reduce fire risk

Heading into yet another fire season, the City of Albany have been successful in receiving a grant of $195,000 from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

Active transport gets the green light
Posted 10 December 2020 Active transport gets the green light

Encouraging the community to walk, cycle and use public transport more often has seen the City of Albany recognised as Local Government and Workplace Champions at the 2020 Your Move Awards.

City implements SafeWA registers at facilities
Posted 04 December 2020 City implements SafeWA registers at facilities

Visitors to City of Albany facilities will need to record their name and details at entry as part of the state-wide implementation of mandatory Covid contact registers for venues from this Saturday, December 5.

City increases community facility hours
Posted 04 December 2020 City increases community facility hours

The community will soon have increased access to City facilities with opening hours set to expand as a temporary 20 per cent reduction in staff hours in response to Covid 19 comes to an end.

City make someone’s bay
Posted 02 December 2020 City make someone’s bay

City of Albany are supporting the National Disability Service and the ACROD Parking Program in a visual education program aimed at reducing the misuse of ACROD parking bays in Albany.

Doors to restored Town Hall open for art
Posted 01 December 2020 Doors to restored Town Hall open for art

Works to Albany’s iconic heritage-listed Town Hall have come to an end as the City of Albany prepare to open the doors for the first time in over a year this week with the Artisan and Designer Gift Fair.

Skate coaching clinics roll into town
Posted 23 November 2020 Skate coaching clinics roll into town

There won’t be a shortage of kick flips, jumps, grinds and tricks when the City of Albany partner with Rollin’ Youth to bring Skate Coaching Clinics to town next month.

Summer Reading Club sets the challenge
Posted 20 November 2020 Summer Reading Club sets the challenge

This summer the Albany Public Library will be bringing back the Summer Reading Club challenge for local kids to become engaged with fun literacy based activities over the holiday period.

Town Teams hit the streets of Albany
Posted 19 November 2020 Town Teams hit the streets of Albany

Albany is full of spaces and places just waiting to be brought to life and activated with entertainment, street food, art, markets and more, and the Town Teams Movement has come to Albany to inspire the community to do just that.

City of Albany recognised as Age Friendly
Posted 18 November 2020 City of Albany recognised as Age Friendly

The City of Albany’s efforts to support and connect seniors in its community during the Covid-19 pandemic has been recognised with the WA Age Friendly Local Government Award.

11th/28th Battalion to exercise Freedom of Entry
Posted 10 November 2020 11th/28th Battalion to exercise Freedom of Entry

Soldiers from 11th /28th Battalion, The Royal Western Australia Regiment will march through Albany CBD this week as part of a military ceremony dating back two thousand years.

Council endorse climate declaration
Posted 28 October 2020 Council endorse climate declaration

City of Albany are continuing to be a clean, green and sustainable city with the Council endorsing the City of Albany Climate Change Action Declaration at last night’s Ordinary Council Meeting.

City app protects native turtles
Posted 20 October 2020 City app protects native turtles

City of Albany are seeking citizen scientists and wildlife warriors to assist in protecting Albany’s freshwater turtle species by tracking their sightings on a new Albany Freshwater Turtle web app.

City celebrate 40 years of Vancouver Arts Centre
Posted 12 October 2020 City celebrate 40 years of Vancouver Arts Centre

Forty years of exhibitions, performances, local art, weaving, painting, pottery and festivals at Vancouver Arts Centre is being celebrated this month with an Open Day dedicated to the milestone.

City kicks on with planning community events
Posted 06 October 2020 City kicks on with planning community events

Albany entertainers, food vendors, musicians, artists, stall holders and more are invited to be a part of the City of Albany’s Community Events program presented by LiveLighter.

Shower heads help Albany to be a Waterwise Town
Posted 30 September 2020 Shower heads help Albany to be a Waterwise Town

With much of the Great Southern land in desperate need of a drink of water, Albany has become a member of the Water Corporation’s 2020-2021 Waterwise Towns Program for the first time.

City supports anti-poverty week
Posted 29 September 2020 City supports anti-poverty week

The City of Albany is supporting Anti-Poverty Week by hosting a range of activities aimed at increasing awareness and supporting those in our community experiencing financial hardship. Anti-Poverty Week runs from October 11 to 17 and encourages action on the fight against poverty, highlighting the 3 million Australians living below the poverty line.

City grants foster local creativity
Posted 24 September 2020 City grants foster local creativity

Six local artists will be flexing their creative muscles after successfully receiving a Creative Enterprise grant from the City of Albany aimed at supporting economic and social recovery following Covid-19.

Council supports tennis centre funding application
Posted 23 September 2020 Council supports tennis centre funding application

The development of a 16-court tennis centre within Centennial Park Sporting Precinct that future-proofs the sport in the region will progress to seeking funding after Albany City Council endorsed the project at last night’s Ordinary Council Meeting.

Hidden stories revealed in new exhibits
Posted 22 September 2020 Hidden stories revealed in new exhibits

New exhibits are opening at the Princess Royal Fortress Military Museum this Queens Birthday long weekend, following a refurbishment that began in March 2020.

Art features in September long weekend
Posted 17 September 2020 Art features in September long weekend

Public art, laneway activations and a mural are some of the features bringing colour and vibrancy to the Albany CBD on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend this month.

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