City campaign to cut red tape

Published: Friday, 6 December 2019 at 1:27:36 PM

Help us 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.

Cutting red tape was identified as a priority at the recent Council City Chat event with community, and the City is now calling for public feedback on what red tape it can review.

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said the initiative would pave the way to streamline processes and improve how staff can support community to make things happen in the City.

“Helping to simplify approvals will help business and community work with us better, and cut out bureaucracy that can at times stifle community activations,” he said.

“We want community to let us know what could be done better so we can look at ways we can make things easier.”

Mayor Wellington said there was growing interest from community and businesses, such as the Town Team Movement, with new ideas for activations and community-led initiatives.

“The City of Albany is committed to our community and customers so if you come across a requirement from the City that you think serves no purpose or is too complex, we want to know,” he said.

“In some instances there will be legislative requirements we may not be able to change, but where we can make things better and easier, we’ll be aiming to do that.”

A new online engagement platform offers the perfect place to leave specific comments on how the City can cut red tape for the better. Visit to provide feedback.

This will be open from now for the next 6 months, with summaries of responses posted on the website on a monthly basis.

The City of Albany would like to thank the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Frederickstown Progress Association for being part of the City Chat collaboration and ongoing support.

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