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Plastic fantastic for street machine association
Posted August 22, 2019 Plastic fantastic for street machine association

Lowering costs, weight and damage to race vehicles are the driving force behind a trial by the Great Southern Street Machine Association Inc. to use recycled plastic bales as race arresters.

Ibis transform Lake Seppings into wetland wonder
Posted August 21, 2019 Ibis transform Lake Seppings into wetland wonder

Hundreds of straw-necked Ibis have flocked back to Lake Seppings to nest and raise their chicks at what is the only known breeding site for the birds in the region.

Albany hits the Garage Sale Trail
Posted August 15, 2019 Albany hits the Garage Sale Trail

The City of Albany will join more than 140 local councils in the nationwide Garage Sale Trail for the first time in the project’s nine year history.

Cruise lines shown southern wonders
Posted August 15, 2019 Cruise lines shown southern wonders

Representatives from major cruise lines have had the opportunity to experience first-hand some of the history, culture, natural beauty and hospitality that Albany can offer their guests following a successful WA Cruise Exchange conference where the City of Albany hosted representatives from eight global cruise lines recently with the support of Tourism WA.

Albany competes for top tourism award
Posted August 8, 2019 Albany competes for top tourism award

History, nature, remembrance and adventure are the four pillars of a new award submission for Albany to win the title of the Top Tourism Town from the Visitors Centre of WA and GWN7.

Strategy focuses on engagement with community
Posted August 7, 2019 Strategy focuses on engagement with community

Expressions of interest are open for two community members to join City of Albany Councillors and staff on an Advisory Group to monitor and report on the implementation of the City’s new Communications and Engagement Strategy 2019-2022.

Catch up with Councillors at City Chat
Posted August 7, 2019 Catch up with Councillors at City Chat

The City of Albany is inviting residents from the city centre, Middleton Beach, Emu Point, Mira Mar, Yakamia, Spencer Park and Lockyer to come and have a yarn with Councillors at the first City Chat event this month.

Sleep Out highlights plight of Albany’s homeless
Posted August 6, 2019 Sleep Out highlights plight of Albany’s homeless

Sleeping bags, swags and blankets will fill the Town Square this Thursday night for Albany’s Big Sleep Out in the Town Square to raise awareness and funds for homelessness and the City is encouraging the community to show its support.

City to put customer first with revised charter
Posted July 31, 2019 City to put customer first with revised charter

Community members can help review the City of Albany’s revised Customer Service Charter by attending a community panel discussion next month.

Budget focus on services, facilities and infrastructure
Posted July 25, 2019 Budget focus on services, facilities and infrastructure

Council endorsed its 2019-2020 Budget at its Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday night, budgeting $109.5 million to continue its high level of service delivery to the community and complete upgrades to community infrastructure.

Wheels in motion on Youth Challenge Park
Posted July 25, 2019 Wheels in motion on Youth Challenge Park

Dirt jumps, skate plaza, multi-court, skate path, parkour, pump track and a skate bowl will be features of a new Youth Challenge Park thanks to funding from major supporter Lotterywest.

Albany Dying to Know FREE Event Program
Posted July 18, 2019 Albany Dying to Know FREE Event Program

The D word, death. It’s something we don’t often talk about, and is associated with sadness, fear and pain. Dying to Know Day is a national day designed to encourage us to talk, explore and be curious about the D word.

Great Southern Seniors Get Active
Posted July 18, 2019 Great Southern Seniors Get Active

From August 5 the City of Albany, Shire of Denmark and Shire of Plantagenet are coming together to deliver a unique and innovative suite of programs aimed at getting the over 60’s community that are currently inactive, active.

Albany residents encouraged to live well
Posted July 18, 2019 Albany residents encouraged to live well

Albany residents can explore the silent realms of death and the art of living well through an interactive installation this winter.

City cracks down on illegal clearing
Posted July 11, 2019 City cracks down on illegal clearing

The discovery of a number of illegally created trails on Mt Clarence has prompted the City of Albany to send a strong message to people carrying out illegal and destructive clearing in and around the Mounts precinct.

City works to be accessible for all
Posted July 9, 2019 City works to be accessible for all

Young people aged 18-25 living with disabilities will be running disability access and inclusion workshops with the Albany community, youth and stakeholders on 5 and 6 of August 2019.

Mounts Master Plan in Motion
Posted June 19, 2019 Mounts Master Plan in Motion

Community has a chance to inform and contribute to the future planning and long-term vision for Albany Heritage Park by being involved in a process to develop a Mounts Master Plan.

Albany residents encouraged to live well
Posted June 14, 2019 Albany residents encouraged to live well

Albany residents can explore the silent realms of death and the art of living well through an interactive installation this winter.

ALAC’s eyes on the Waterwise prize
Posted June 11, 2019 ALAC’s eyes on the Waterwise prize

Waterless urinals, pool blankets and time conscious shower heads are just some of the reasons Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre is being recognised as a Waterwise Aquatic Centre by the Water Corporation and the Leisure Institute of WA Aquatics for 2019.

Unseen Gallipoli photographs revealed
Posted June 7, 2019 Unseen Gallipoli photographs revealed

A new exhibition showing previously unseen photographs from Gallipoli will be open to the public from Saturday 8 June 2019 at Princess Royal Fortress.

Council bestows high honour on community stalwarts
Posted June 7, 2019 Council bestows high honour on community stalwarts

Two highly respected Albany residents are being recognised for their lifetime of commitment to the community with the highest honour the City of Albany can bestow. At its meeting on May 28, Council voted unanimously to appoint Alice Rule and Terry Eaton as Honorary Freemen of the City, joining long term Freeman Mr Stan Negri.

Burns prohibited as winds pick up
Posted June 5, 2019 Burns prohibited as winds pick up

Residents are not allowed to light any fires in the open from 7am today (Wednesday, June 5) and need to put out any smouldering burns immediately, with strong northerly winds forecast for the Great Southern tomorrow.

South Coast recycling education gets tagged
Posted May 27, 2019 South Coast recycling education gets tagged

Hard or soft plastics? What bin do my long life milk cartons go in? Why does my recycling need to be loose in the bin?

Swimming Enclosure Undergoing Repairs
Posted May 23, 2019 Swimming Enclosure Undergoing Repairs

Ellen Cove’s popular swimming enclosure is undergoing repairs after a routine inspection this week found damage to a section of the barrier, but it will remain open for swimmers. A sign is being placed at the beach today to advise swimmers the enclosure is not secure and this will remain in place until repairs can be completed.

Plan prescribes pathway for healthier Albany
Posted May 21, 2019 Plan prescribes pathway for healthier Albany

Addressing health inequalities in our community and adding value to the services provided by other agencies is the focus of the City of Albany’s updated Public Health Plan, launched today.

Become a cyber space superhero at home
Posted May 20, 2019 Become a cyber space superhero at home

Not all heroes wear capes and when it comes to safety in cyber space, parents are the superheroes responsible for protecting their children from an increasingly complex and risky online landscape.

TAFE students to help seniors get tech-savvy
Posted May 14, 2019 TAFE students to help seniors get tech-savvy

Internet banking, online shopping, social media profiles and streaming services are entering the vocabulary of our seniors in 2019.

Progress and learning at Yakamia Creek
Posted May 8, 2019 Progress and learning at Yakamia Creek

Local jobs, niche experience and graduate opportunities are at the forefront of the Yakamia Creek biofiltration wetland project currently underway in Albany.

Sustainability sets the tone for Street Festival
Posted May 6, 2019 Sustainability sets the tone for Street Festival

Everything old is new again when it comes to the fun and entertainment at the Vancouver Street Festival on Saturday, May 11.

Lights and livestream a glowing success
Posted April 30, 2019 Lights and livestream a glowing success

Commemoration events highlighting the sacrifice of past and present Australian and New Zealand military personnel have drawn to a close, with large crowds coming together to show their respect.

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