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22 February 2018

The City of Albany issued 955 building permits last financial year with a total value of $134.75 million, processed 149 event applications, undertook 406 health inspections, composted 505 tonnes of green waste, and maintained 8,700 street trees.

More than 60,000 people visited the National Anzac Centre, 3,201 students participated in the ALAC swim school program, the library loaned more than 350,000 items, and there were more than 49,000 sales at Fossicker’s Tip Shop.

They are just some of the service delivery highlights included in the City’s 2016-2017 Annual Report adopted by Council at a Special Council Meeting on Monday night.

The Annual Report also introduces some of the hard working people behind projects such as installing 20 new public CCTV cameras, upgrading Eyre Park playground, or raising funds for a new Forward Control Van for the local bush fire brigades. 

Focussing on the City’s achievements against the Community Strategic Plan, the report shows the dynamic work that is involved in keeping Albany running while also creating a vibrant and sustainable community.

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington thanked Council for its strong leadership and credited teamwork for the success of the past year.

“You are only as good as your people and in Albany we are lucky to have a strong Council that is committed to its community, staff who are passionate about their jobs, and a community involved in helping make Albany the best place it can be.”

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Sharpe said the pride the City’s staff and volunteers have for Albany shone through in their work.

“Community is at the heart of everything we do,” he said. “We are lucky to have a team of people with a broad range of skills and experience that help us deliver many services to meet the community’s needs and expectations.”

The 2016-2017 Annual Report will be presented to the Annual General Meeting of Electors on Tuesday, March 13 at 6pm, and is published on the City website at under Council and Corporate Documents.