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Success shines through in busy year for Albany
Posted 04 December 2019 Success shines through in busy year for Albany

An ephemeral art installation that referenced the centenary of the Great War and participation of the Anzac forces was the defining event of Albany’s commemoration of the Anzac Centenary over the past four years.

Fresh touch for National Anzac Centre
Posted 03 December 2019 Fresh touch for National Anzac Centre

Albany’s acclaimed National Anzac Centre is undergoing a refresh of its technology and content to offer new experiences and a fresh perspective to visitors after a phenomenal five years of tours, stories, heroes and history.

Albany firie responds to SOS call from NSW
Posted 03 December 2019 Albany firie responds to SOS call from NSW

A City of Albany employee and local volunteer firefighter has recalled the conditions and devastation he witnessed as part of a strike team called up to help battle 59 out-of-control bushfires in New South Wales last month.

Community takes centre stage on new advisory group
Posted 02 December 2019 Community takes centre stage on new advisory group

The City of Albany is empowering the community to have a say on how the City engages and communicates by forming a new advisory group to guide and monitor the implementation of the City’s recently adopted Communications and Engagement Strategy.

Celebrating a day of inclusion
Posted 02 December 2019 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 Tuesday, December 3 from 3:30pm-7pm at the Spencer Park Shopping Centre.

FOGO deferred as Better Bins delivers new lids
Posted 27 November 2019 FOGO deferred as Better Bins delivers new lids

A delay to the implementation of FOGO until mid-2020 will allow the City of Albany to consolidate the rollout of both projects, saving costs and ensuring the community is fully equipped to embrace the food organics and garden organics waste collection service.

Middleton Beach enhancement works underway
Posted 26 November 2019 Middleton Beach enhancement works underway

Works to protect and enhance the Middleton Beach coastline is underway with contractors making good progress on the first stage of the foreshore project.

Pageant brings festive cheer to community
Posted 25 November 2019 Pageant brings festive cheer to community

Twilight markets, a Christmas-themed outdoor movie, giant snow globes and Santa is some of the entertainment ready to roll into the Town Square and Alison Hartman Gardens on December 6 and 7 as part of the Christmas Festival and Pageant proudly sponsored by LiveLighter.

Albany’s Garage Sale Trail awarded
Posted 25 November 2019 Albany’s Garage Sale Trail awarded

The City of Albany is one of 10 councils out of 140 to receive an award for its involvement in the national Garage Sale Trail for 2019.

#meetupalbany connects community
Posted 25 November 2019 #meetupalbany connects community

Whether its basketball, crochet, photography, learning a new language or dogs, we all have interests and passions that connect us to one another within the community and allow us to develop a sense of social inclusion.

Long Live You champions aim to inspire
Posted 11 November 2019 Long Live You champions aim to inspire

Table tennis, weight classes, cycling, swimming, surfing and dragon boat racing are regular activities our Great Southern over 60’s community champions take on in a new campaign designed to inspire the inactive over 60’s to become more active.

Lost submarine brought to life in new exhibition
Posted 29 October 2019 Lost submarine brought to life in new exhibition

Once thought lost to the ocean floor forever, Australia’s first submarine was uncovered off the coast of Papua New Guinea in 2017 and is the subject of a new exhibition at Princess Royal Fortress opening this week.

Albany’s Hartman Gardens transforms
Posted 28 October 2019 Albany’s Hartman Gardens transforms

An underutilised public open space in the heart of Albany’s CBD has been transformed into a regional and local community activity hub that celebrates heritage and culture.

Wellington wins third terms as Albany’s Mayor
Posted 21 October 2019 Wellington wins third terms as Albany’s Mayor

Dennis Wellington will become the City of Albany’s longest serving Mayor after winning the community’s support and being elected to the top job for a third term.

Vietnam reunion to receive Key to the City
Posted 11 October 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 11 October 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 11 October 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 10 October 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 08 October 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 03 October 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 01 October 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 26 September 2019 2019 Christmas Pageant registrations now open

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

Albany gets fully charged
Posted 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 23 September 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 18 September 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.

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