City of Albany calls for community to help shape bicentenary milestone

Sarah MakseAlbany Advertiser
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Albany’s 2026 bicentenary is set to be a huge celebration of the town’s history and community.
Camera IconAlbany’s 2026 bicentenary is set to be a huge celebration of the town’s history and community. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Albany’s bicentenary may be five years away but the City of Albany is already on the lookout for locals of all ages with their fingers on the pulse to help shape commemorations.

The City is calling for expressions of interests from community members to join one of three reference groups: Menang Noongar, community, and commercial and industry.

The reference groups will work with the City to determine the needs of the community in the lead-up to the celebrations to mark 200 years of WA’s first European settlement.

The City is looking for potential reference group members to represent a broad range of views, have a good understanding of local issues and a commitment towards shaping the bicentenary for the benefit of the broader community.

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said it would take the involvement of every sector to help make the bicentenary a success.

“We want to incorporate stories of our local Menang Noongar people and celebrate the youth that are proudly calling Albany home and the triumphs and challenges that have made us who we are,” he said.

Applications are open until September 20.

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