Success shines through in busy year for Albany

Published: Wednesday, 4 December 2019 at 9:19:13 AM

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.

Field of Light: Avenue of Honour headlines the successes of the past year which are featured in the City of Albany’s 2018-2019 Annual Report and now available to read or download at www.albany.wa.gov.au.

The Annual Report looks back on some of the City’s achievements and the highlights of a busy but incredibly successful year, but the Field of Light topped the highlights for Mayor Dennis Wellington.

“With 16,000 fibre optic spheres glowing in the colours of Australia’s and New Zealand’s national flowers every night, it again shone the spotlight on Albany and its intrinsic connection to the birth of our greatest national story,” he said.

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Sharpe said there was a lot the community and City staff could be proud of over the past year, such as the roll out of key community health policies and campaigns, events, sustainability achievements and public safety initiatives.

“Our airport, visitor centre, aquatic centre, arts centre, public library and day care are all essential facilities and services that support our community,” he said.

“We manage and maintain many parks, gardens and sporting grounds, keep our community safe through ranger and emergency services, manage the public CCTV network, provide streetlights across the city, and divert large quantities of waste to recycling or composting.

“Our annual report gives a snapshot of all that work and much more.”

The 2018-2019 Annual Report publishes the most recent results of the bi-annual Community Perception Survey, and reports specific achievements against the priorities and objectives of the City of Albany Community Strategic Plan.

All residents are invited to the City of Albany’s Annual Electors Meeting in the Civic Rooms at its North Road Council Chamber at 6.30pm on Monday, December 16.

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