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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.

Ginkgo commemorates Japanese history
Posted 16 September 2020 Ginkgo commemorates Japanese history

Albany is joining an international organisation of over 164 countries to commemorate the horrific Hiroshima atomic bomb blast that took the lives of over 140,000 people 75 years ago.

City and Rio Tinto support community and youth
Posted 15 September 2020 City and Rio Tinto support community and youth

City of Albany have extended their partnership with Rio Tinto to provide dedicated youth support in Albany for the next three years and support community groups to recover from Covid-19.

Works jump start at Youth Challenge Park
Posted 15 September 2020 Works jump start at Youth Challenge Park

Works to construct a state-of-the art pump track, skate plaza and bowl as part of the Youth Challenge Park will commence this week adjacent to the Albany Skate Park behind PCYC on Sanford Road.

City seeks camp ground hosts
Posted 10 September 2020 City seeks camp ground hosts

Camping season is upon us so the City of Albany are seeking volunteer Camp Hosts for the warmer season of October to April across six of their nature based camp grounds.

On the trail to recovery
Posted 10 September 2020 On the trail to recovery

Albany residents are encouraged to put second-hand first as part of the award winning community and sustainability event, Garage Sale Trail, when it returns to Albany in November 2020.

City joins nationwide climate alliance
Posted 10 September 2020 City joins nationwide climate alliance

The City of Albany has joined 134 councils taking part in the nationwide Cities Power Partnership Program, which will support the City’s aspiration to become a clean, green and sustainable city.

Submarine model finds new home
Posted 01 September 2020 Submarine model finds new home

A model of HMAS AE2 created by local artist Dave Taylor has found its home on Mt Adelaide at the Princess Royal Fortress Military Museum.

Lost Lone Pine lives on at Memorial
Posted 27 August 2020 Lost Lone Pine lives on at Memorial

A Lone Pine tree planted 46 years ago alongside the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial to commemorate the diamond jubilee of the departure of the first contingent of the First Australian Imperial Force was lost in recent storms.

Council support a compassionate community
Posted 26 August 2020 Council support a compassionate community

The City of Albany and WA Primary Health Alliance have partnered to develop a Compassionate Albany Charter that encourages community to play a stronger role in supporting individuals and families through difficult times.

Nominate your Albany Community Citizen of the Year
Posted 26 August 2020 Nominate your Albany Community Citizen of the Year

The City of Albany is encouraging people to nominate outstanding individuals, organisations and events for the 2021 Community Citizen of the Year Awards.

Albany Artificial Surf Reef seeks community input
Posted 26 August 2020 Albany Artificial Surf Reef seeks community input

City of Albany are asking community for their feedback on the Artificial Surf Reef project which aims to enhance surfing at Middleton Beach and provide significant economic development to the region.

Albany takes a lead role in film attraction
Posted 26 August 2020 Albany takes a lead role in film attraction

There could be more lights, cameras and action coming to Albany in the future after Council last night endorsed the City of Albany becoming a Film Friendly City.

York Street lights out for Town Hall upgrades
Posted 24 August 2020 York Street lights out for Town Hall upgrades

As part of the works to upgrade the iconic Town Hall in Albany’s CBD precinct, power to the street lights on York Street will be temporarily switched off from tonight.

Library upgrades make room for history
Posted 12 August 2020 Library upgrades make room for history

Further upgrades to Albany Public Library will get underway this month to make room for the return of the extensive and valuable Albany History Collection into the York Street building.

City calendar delivers fundraising opportunity
Posted 11 August 2020 City calendar delivers fundraising opportunity

The Covid-19 pandemic has left local community groups with limited opportunities to fundraise, so the City of Albany are offering a unique way for these groups to bring in some much needed income.

Boardwalk entry closed for path upgrades
Posted 07 August 2020 Boardwalk entry closed for path upgrades

As part of the ongoing works to upgrade the landscape and public realm at Middleton Beach, the boardwalk entry at Ellen Cove will be closed whilst development to a new path is underway.

Emergency services battle wild weather
Posted 04 August 2020 Emergency services battle wild weather

Heavy rain brought flooding that was followed by gale force winds in the Great Southern yesterday, and the City are thanking the fast thinking local emergency services for their valuable assistance.

Adopted budget focuses on community recovery
Posted 29 July 2020 Adopted budget focuses on community recovery

Council adopted its 2020-2021 Budget at last night’s Ordinary Council Meeting, supporting $108.7 million going towards the continuation of major projects, facility and service delivery and supporting the community through Covid-19.

City encourages supporting local
Posted 22 July 2020 City encourages supporting local

They have a friendly face, familiar voice and greet us by name; they’re our local businesses and they need our support now more than ever.

Foreshore plan looks for community input
Photo Credit: Krysta Guille Photography
Posted 15 July 2020 Foreshore plan looks for community input

City of Albany have spent the past 7 years gathering important data that will enable a bright future for the Emu Beach precinct and are asking the community for input on this important area of our coast.

Fair Work supports City’s Covid-19 strategy
Posted 15 July 2020 Fair Work supports City’s Covid-19 strategy

A City of Albany proposal to temporarily reduce staff costs and secure jobs as part of Council’s strategy to balance its budget in the wake of Covid-19 has been approved by the Fair Work Commission.

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