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:


Our goal is to provide the public with balanced and objective information to assist them in understanding the problem, alternatives, opportunities and/or solutions.

Our promise I that we will keep you informed.


Our goal is to obtain public feedback on analysis, alternatives and/or decisions.

Our promise it that we will keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision.


Our goal is to work directly with the public throughout the process to ensure that public concerns and aspirations are consistently understood and considered.

Our promise is that we will work with you to ensure that your concerns and aspirations are directly reflected in the alternatives developed and provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision.


Our goal is to partner with the public in each aspect of the decision including the development of  alternatives and the identification of the preferred solution.

Our promise is that we will look to you for advice and innovation in formulating solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.


Our goal is to place the final decision making in the hands of the public.

Our promise is that we will implement what you decide.

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.

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.

Each quarter the Council invite community to have a say at their "Your Council Meet & Greet" forums. This year Council has actively engaged with communities in; Wellstead, Green Range, Many Peaks, Kalgan, and Lower King.

The next Your Council Meet & Greet Forum is at the Bornholm Hall on Friday 23 November, 7pm - 9pm. Community from the Young Siding, Elleker, Bornholm, Kronkup and Torbay are invited to come along to share their views with council.

The City of Albany would like to invite you to help plan for the management of the coast from Emu Point to Middleton Beach.

We have been studying the coastal environment and identifying trends in erosion and storms and we have also asked the community about what experiences and facilities are most valued along the coastline.


We are inviting you to take on an extremely important role - to help guide the final plan through participation in a Community Advisory Panel.

We invite you to join with a panel of participants from the community and consider all the input that has been received.  Using these inputs, you will help guide the implementation actions that will make up the Adaptation Plan; your recommendations will directly influence the outcomes of this significant project.

The Panel will meet on two occasions:

Tuesday 4th December 2018 8am – 12pm, Upstairs, Albany Visitor Centre, York St.

Saturday 8th December 2018 1pm – 5pm, Albany Surf Life Saving Club, Middleton Beach.

It is important that Panel members can attend both of these meetings. Meals and refreshments will be provided.

The Panel will involve a cross section of the community. This invitation has been sent via e-newsletters, newspaper advertising and other social media to a number of groups and households and from the people who respond around 40 people will be selected to match the broad demographics of the community.

If you are interested in being part of the Community Advisory Panel please RSVP by midnight on Thursday 29th November 2018 to Emma Evans, and by using the nomination form through Survey Monkey via:

Other opportunities for Engagement

There are lots of other ways to share your ideas if you are unable to commit to the Community Advisory Panel.  If you would like to be kept up to date, please register your email or mail address

*The full title is ‘Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan’ (CHRMAP)

PLEASE NOTE: Other City of Albany projects may be currently OPEN FOR COMMENT.

Click here to find out more.


Growing Spencer Park ( 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


Spencer Park Shopping Centre, Hardie Road, Spencer Park

Drop by and have your say

Staff available Thursdays, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

11-30 November


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.


General enquiries:

Consultation enquiries: Warren at ConsultWG on 0457 025 980

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