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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.

Military museum to be modernised
Posted 18 February 2020 Military museum to be modernised

Albany’s military history will be preserved as part of a refurbishment of Princess Royal Fortress’ Garrison Barracks set to get underway in Albany Heritage Park next month.

All hours fitness a first for ALAC
Posted 11 February 2020 All hours fitness a first for ALAC

Fitness fanatics, shift workers, night owls and busy mums will have the opportunity to use the gym facilities at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre at any hour of the day with 24/7 access rolling out to existing members this month.

Council remain Waterwise in 2020
Posted 10 February 2020 Council remain Waterwise in 2020

City of Albany has again been endorsed as a water wise council by the state-wide Waterwise program for its commitment to ongoing water saving initiatives.

Youth roll into skate park event
Posted 06 February 2020 Youth roll into skate park event

Whether its jumps, trucks or tracks, if it’s skate related then nothing is off limits when Everything Skate hits the Albany Sk8 & BMX Park on Sanford Road next week.

Celebrating a day of inclusion
Posted 03 February 2020 Celebrating a day of inclusion

The City of Albany is encouraging the Spencer Park community to join in the Inclusive Community Celebration to acknowledge International Day of People with Disability on Sunday, February 16 from 10am - 1pm at the Spencer Park Shopping Centre.

Seat project encourages friendly chats
Posted 29 January 2020 Seat project encourages friendly chats

Albany has its first ‘Happy to Chat’ bench thanks to a partnership between agencies that aims to address social isolation within our community and create friendly and supportive connections with each other.

Citizens hit high notes in 2020 awards
Posted 26 January 2020 Citizens hit high notes in 2020 awards

Congratulations to Albany's newest Australia Day Citizen of the Year award winners.

Teresa finds her groove at table tennis
Posted 08 January 2020 Teresa finds her groove at table tennis

Table tennis might not be everyone’s game, but for 90-year-old Albany lady Teresa Greeve, it’s what keeps her motivated throughout the week as she looks forward to hitting the tables on a Friday morning.

Beachside festival a week of holiday fun
Posted 06 January 2020 Beachside festival a week of holiday fun

Dog friendly markets, a beach clean, outdoor movie, real-life mermaids, scavenger hunts, virtual reality, ninja warrior course and more incredible entertainment will be part of the City of Albany’s Middleton Beach Festival presented by LiveLighter this January.

City awards tender for surf reef detailed design
Posted 16 December 2019 City awards tender for surf reef detailed design

The City of Albany has awarded a tender for the detailed design of an artificial surf reef at Middleton Beach to a company with proven experience in artificial reef structures.

Ribbons for Road Safety
Posted 12 December 2019 Ribbons for Road Safety

The City of Albany is joining an annual campaign to urge the community to stay safe and avoid ‘silly season’ on our roads so everyone can take their seat at their family Christmas lunch table.

Cleanaway fire no impact on Albany’s waste
Posted 12 December 2019 Cleanaway fire no impact on Albany’s waste

It’s business as usual for Albany’s Material Recovery Facility despite a fire which destroyed Cleanaway’s South Guildford facility last month.

Planning strategy promotes urban consolidation
Posted 11 December 2019 Planning strategy promotes urban consolidation

A new Local Planning Strategy promoting urban consolidation will guide development and growth within Albany over the next decade after it received a tick of approval from the WA Planning Commission.

Fighting the bite is community responsibility
Posted 11 December 2019 Fighting the bite is community responsibility

Warm weather is the cue for mosquitos to breed and residents are encouraged to help Fight the Bite to stop mozzies breeding in backyards and prevent the spread of debilitating mosquito-borne diseases such as Ross River Virus.

Festival and fireworks a bright start to new decade
Posted 11 December 2019 Festival and fireworks a bright start to new decade

Albany residents and visitors are invited to join together and say farewell to 2019 at the City of Albany’s New Year’s Eve Picnic and Fireworks presented by LiveLighter.

Cycle path on hold for Ring Road project
Posted 11 December 2019 Cycle path on hold for Ring Road project

Completion of a shared-use path at Mt Elphinstone to connect Frenchman Bay Road with the CBD will be placed on hold with construction of the long-awaited Albany Ring Road planned to progress next year.

City campaign to cut red tape
Posted 06 December 2019 City campaign to cut red tape

Albany residents who want to make things happen will benefit from a new campaign that will streamline application processes and eliminate unnecessary procedures and paperwork.

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