Download:
Community Strategic Plan Albany 2030 (As amended) (3MB) View File  OR   Download FileThe Community Strategic Plan Albany as part of the City of Albany Integrated Planning Framework was origninally adopted by Council on 25 June 2013 and is reviewed with the Community every two years.

Community Engagement & Communications

Community Engagement is a valuable way of including the City of Albany's residents in decisions that affect them. There are many opportunities for you to be involved in decision making about your city and community.

Engagement can be formal or informal, direct or indirect. The four spectrum levels of engagement used at the City of Albany include:

  1. INFORM
    One way communication providing balanced and objective information to assist understanding about something that is going to happen or has happened.
    Promise to Community: We will keep you informed.
  2. CONSULT
    Two way communications designed to obtain public feedback about ideas on rationale, alternatives and proposals to inform decision making.
    Promise to Community: We will keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how your input influenced the decision.
  3. INVOLVE
    Participatory process designed to help identify issues and views to ensure that concerns and aspirations are understood and considered prior to decision making.
    Promise to Community: We will work with you to ensure that your concerns and aspirations are directly reflected in the alternatives developed and provide feedback on how your input influenced the decision.
  4. COLLABORATE
    Working together with stakeholders to understand all issues and interests and to work out alternatives and identify preferred solutions.
    Promise to Community: We will look to you for direct advice and innovation in formulating solutions and incorporate these into the decisions to maximum extent possible.

Effective community engagement allows the City of Albany to tap into diverse perspectives and potential solutions to improve the quality of its decisions. It enables its citizens and communities to better understand the processes of local government and to build their capacity to participate in deliberative processes.

The amount of influence community can exert on decision making increases in accordance with the level of engagement, with active participation providing maximum opportunities for citizen influence. However, responsibility for the final decision rests with government.

The City has a number of ongoing projects. Many of these have and will involve the community in their processes. Please see the list of the projects that have involved engaging with our community.

For more information on the City's community engagement contact Manager Community Engagement on: (08) 9841 9421.

The City of Albany is currently reviewing the way we communicate and engage with community. We are starting the conversation with our community to find out if the information we share with you is relevant, is reaching you and that we are listening.

We have been out and about hearing from community over the last month at pop-up stands and community groups. So far, we have received over 200 people through those conversations and meetings.

This survey aims to build on the community conversations staff and Councillors have had with people at shopping centres, library and leisure centre over the past month. It has been mailed out to 17,000 residents.

Visit Survey link here to complete the survey.

A public computer is available at the Albany Public Library for anyone who does not have computer access.

The survey is being conducted within the guidelines of the Australian Marketing and Social Research Society and Federal Privacy Act, and responses remain strictly confidential and will not be used for any purpose apart from survey reporting.

 

Growing Spencer Park (www.communities.wa.gov.au/spencerpark) is a project led by the Department of Communities (Communities) in partnership with the City of Albany and the Great Southern Development Commission.

The project aims to improve Spencer Park’s liveability and connectivity while planning for a mix of modern housing for people who want to call Spencer Park home. It is one of eight urban renewal projects being undertaken by Communities across Western Australia.

With its partners, Communities is working to prepare a local development plan (the Plan) to guide future improvements and development in the precinct surrounding the Spencer Park Shopping Centre which includes Spencer Park Primary School, Bellingham Street and part of Hillman Street.

The Plan for Spencer Park will provide a framework for how the precinct area can be developed. It will show the types of buildings that can be built, streetscapes, design elements, open space and the linkages within the precinct and to surrounding areas.

Finalising the Plan is an essential first step to guide development and investment to grow Spencer Park over time. As this occurs, Communities and the City of Albany will continue to support community development initiatives and other improvements to assist Spencer Park’s ongoing revitalisation. 

Engaging with the Spencer Park community

From October 2018, Communities is engaging with Spencer Park residents, businesses, service providers and other stakeholders to seek input on the Plan. Independent engagement firm ConsultWG is conducting the community consultation, which will be held over three phases.

Phase 1 - Values, Priorities and Vision: October - November 2018

Phase 2 - Design concepts, feedback: February - March 2019

Phase 3 - Plan to be submitted: May 2019

How to get involved 

From 22 October – 30 November 2018 we are seeking the involvement of the Spencer Park community in creating a vision for the future of the area. Ways to get involved are:

22 October - 7 November

Workshops and 1-on-1 meetings

Service providers, businesses, community groups and residents.

Contact Warren at ConsultWG on 0457 025 980

8 November

3.00pm - 7.00pm

Community Expo

Albany Community Care, Carers WA Building

73 Hardie Road, Spencer Park

Drop in anytime for a cuppa and a conversation

9 & 10 November

Albany Agricultural Show

Albany Showgrounds, 88 Cockburn Road Albany

Visit us at the City of Albany exhibit

11-30 November

Display

Spencer Park Shopping Centre, Hardie Road, Spencer Park

Drop by and have your say

Staff available Thursdays, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

11-30 November

Online

View the consultation display boards and submit a feedback form.

Available from 11 November.

Download the Growing Spencer Park Postcard in the link below to learn about the ways you can be involved.

Contact

General enquiries: spencer.park@communities.wa.gov.au

Consultation enquiries: Warren at ConsultWG on 0457 025 980

Stay informed on Facebook: facebook.com/CityofAlbanyEvents

Download:
GROWING SPENCER PARK FAQ (3MB) View File  OR   Download FileFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DOCUMENT FOR GROWING SPENCER PARK PROJECT (URBAN RENEWAL PROGRAM)
Download:
GROWING SPENCER PARK POSTCARD (1MB) View File  OR   Download FilePOST CARD PROMOTING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPENCER PARK URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT

For all information about the Middleton Beach Activity Centre Design Guidelines and Foreshore Management Plan, please link here to the public comment page.

The Albany Local Planning Scheme (ALPS) Review document is now available to community for comment.

The Draft Strategy will be available for inspection during offi ce hours at the City of Albany, 102 North Road, Yakamia and the Albany Public Library, 221 York Street, Albany from Monday, July 23 until Friday, October 26 2018.

You are invited to attend a public information session at the Albany Public Library as follows:

Thursday 2 August 4pm – 7pm

Friday 3 August 9pm – 1pm

You can also make an appointment to meet one of the City’s Planning staff on 68203040.

Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the advertising period.

Submissions on the Draft Strategy may be lodged in writing with the undersigned on or before 26 October 2018. Please address submissions to City of Albany, PO Box 484, Albany WA 6330. Alternatively submissions may be e-mailed to planning@albany.wa.gov.au

For more information please contact City Senior Planning Officer - Strategic Planning on: 6820 3060.

*Please see public comment page to access links to documents.Public Comment Page Link

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