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City re-opening community facilities for Phase 3
Posted 05 June 2020 City re-opening community facilities for Phase 3

The City of Albany will re-open a number of facilities from this weekend in response to the implementation of Phase 3 of the State Government’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

City staff support employment variation
Posted 28 May 2020 City staff support employment variation

City of Albany employees have overwhelming supported a proposal to reduce staff costs next financial year to save jobs and assist Council to balance its budgets in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Winter road safety priority
Posted 28 May 2020 Winter road safety priority

With winter just around the corner, residents are encouraged to ensure that safety of themselves and others is a priority when they head out onto the roads.

Great Southern Youth Scuba Program
Posted 28 May 2020 Great Southern Youth Scuba Program

At-risk young Aboriginal people are being offered the chance to dive into their education, learning and career pathways with a place in the Great Southern Youth Scuba Training Program.

Bulk Green Waste Collection 2020
Posted 25 May 2020 Bulk Green Waste Collection 2020

The 2020 Bulk Green Waste Collection has been re-scheduled!

AHP volunteer clocks 30 years of service
Posted 18 May 2020 AHP volunteer clocks 30 years of service

As he takes his weekly post as a Visitor Information Officer this week, Albany Heritage Park volunteer Eric Corrigan will clock up an impressive 30 years on the frontline of Albany’s military history.

Visitor Centre assist tourism opeators
Posted 15 May 2020 Visitor Centre assist tourism opeators

The City of Albany is offering one-on-one assistance to eligible local tourism operators through the Albany Visitor Centre to support them accessing the WA Government’s Tourism Recovery Assistance Fund.

City begins re-opening community facilities
Posted 15 May 2020 City begins re-opening community facilities

From next week the City of Albany will begin phasing-in a re-opening of its facilities and services affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as the State Government begins to lift public restrictions.

City campsites set for upgrade
Posted 14 May 2020 City campsites set for upgrade

Cosy Corner and Torbay Inlet campgrounds will be closed to campers over winter as the City progresses planned upgrades that were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

City shine spotlight on community recovery
Posted 14 May 2020 City shine spotlight on community recovery

Albany’s social connection and community resilience will come under the spotlight as the City of Albany undertakes the first spot check survey with residents this week.

Albany farewells POW hero
Posted 07 May 2020 Albany farewells POW hero

Albany’s heart is heavy today as it farewells one of its most loved and respected community members, and “Death Railway” prisoner of war survivor Harold Martin, aged 103.

Drive-way drop-in to thank volunteers
Posted 07 May 2020 Drive-way drop-in to thank volunteers

Albany Heritage Park staff will take part in a unique initiative to recognise the Park’s dedicated team of volunteers for National Volunteers Week later this month.

Albany Community Observation Project
Posted 01 May 2020 Albany Community Observation Project

Residents can be part of history through a project facilitated by Albany Public Library and Albany History Collection to document the everyday experiences of the community though the COVID-19 pandemic.

City reopens campsites
Posted 01 May 2020 City reopens campsites

The City of Albany’s nature-based campsites will reopen to the public this afternoon following the State Government’s move to ease restrictions on camping.

City call and check on community
Posted 29 April 2020 City call and check on community

Albany residents who would like someone to check in on them regularly can now register for the ‘Call and Check’ service through the City of Albany.

#albanyinthistogether connects community
Posted 14 April 2020 #albanyinthistogether connects community

The City of Albany has launched an online campaign to help keep the community connected despite the challenges of current COVID-19 restrictions.

City campsites closed this Easter
Posted 07 April 2020 City campsites closed this Easter

The City of Albany is urging all residents to stay home this Easter holiday and cancel any plans to camp at the City’s nature based campsites because they will be closed.

Head home before regional borders close
Posted 27 March 2020 Head home before regional borders close

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington is asking anyone who is currently holidaying in Albany to return home urgently before regional borders close next week.

Fossickers Tip Shop and Albany Visitor Centre to close due to COVID-19
Posted 24 March 2020 Fossickers Tip Shop and Albany Visitor Centre to close due to COVID-19

Fossickers Tip Shop and Albany Visitor Centre are the latest City of Albany facilities to close to the public on the back of the national response to COVID-19.

Library and Anzac Centre join COVID-19 closures
Posted 24 March 2020 Library and Anzac Centre join COVID-19 closures

Albany Public Library and the National Anzac Centre are now closed to the public as the Federal Government tightens restrictions on social distancing to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

City closes ALAC and VAC
Posted 20 March 2020 City closes ALAC and VAC

Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) and Vancouver Arts Centre (VAC) will close to the public from today as the City of Albany continues to manage the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Neighbour Day Events Cancelled
Posted 19 March 2020 Neighbour Day Events Cancelled

The City of Albany have made the decision to cancel the Lockyer and Spencer Park Community Neighbour Day events due to the escalating restrictions on public gatherings and advice to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.

South West Street Fest cancelled
Posted 17 March 2020 South West Street Fest cancelled

The City of Albany have made the decision to cancel the inaugural South West Street Fest that was due to take place on York Street this Saturday due to the escalating national response to restricting the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.

Hockey scores a win with new turf
Posted 16 March 2020 Hockey scores a win with new turf

Albany hockey players are settling onto their new turf thanks to a jointly-funded project led by the City of Albany to provide the sport with a new multi-purpose synthetic field.

Review captures snapshot of Albany’s history
Posted 09 March 2020 Review captures snapshot of Albany’s history

Dog Rock, Alison Hartman Gardens and the Albany Co-Operative Society are among a raft of heritage buildings and landmarks across Albany that have been included in a review of Albany’s heritage survey and heritage list.

City makes strides in workplace gender equality
Posted 06 March 2020 City makes strides in workplace gender equality

The City of Albany is embracing this year’s theme #EachforEqual for International Women’s Day by celebrating the contributions and achievements women are making within its workplace and community.

Albany among the country's top towns again
Posted 05 March 2020 Albany among the country's top towns again

Albany is one of only two Western Australian towns named in the top 10 of Wotif’s 2020 Aussie Town of the Year Awards. It’s the second successive year Albany has been recognised as one of the top town’s, last year coming runner-up to Port Fairy in Victoria.

Council backs Containers for Change
Posted 27 February 2020 Council backs Containers for Change

Less litter, more recycling and new employment opportunities are potential benefits of a Containers for Change refund point being established in the shed next to Fossicker’s Tip Shop after it was endorsed by Council at its meeting last night.

Albany welcomes additional cruise ships
Posted 19 February 2020 Albany welcomes additional cruise ships

Albany will get an unexpected influx of cruise ships next month. Three cruise ships have confirmed they will add Albany to their schedules for the first time, taking the number of cruises visiting our shore this season to 14.

Works will give Town Hall new lease of life
Posted 19 February 2020 Works will give Town Hall new lease of life

Works to Albany’s iconic heritage-listed Town Hall have become more visible over the past week as workers progress to replacing the old building’s roof.

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