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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.

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.

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