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Community to be given opportunity to scrutinise City of Albany 2022-23 annual report at electors meeting

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
The City of Albany's annual report for 2022-23 will be discussed at next week's annual electors meeting.
Camera IconThe City of Albany's annual report for 2022-23 will be discussed at next week's annual electors meeting. Credit: Albany Advertiser

The City of Albany will officially receive its 2022-23 annual report next week at the annual electors meeting with the 118-page report revealing some interesting figures.

As well as a breakdown of the city’s financial performance for the 2022-23 financial year, the report looks at what the city has provided in other areas.

In the section on community safety, the report indicates brigades responded to 85 bushfire call-outs, investigated 206 health complaints and rehomed or reunited 138 dogs.

The tourism section indicates 61,257 passengers travelled through the Albany Regional Airport and there was a 19.34 per cent increase in passenger demand on the REX route.

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There was also a 22.18 per cent increase in FIFO passengers and an estimated $1.4 million was injected into the Albany economy by 10 cruise ships docking at the port.

Fossicker’s Tip Shop recorded 31,056 transactions and there was 55,086 transactions over the Hanrahan Road Waste Facility weighbridge.

Staff at the city-operated Albany Regional Day Care Centre also changed 12,240 nappies and cooked 15,300 lunches.

The most borrowed books from the City of Albany Library were Lee Child’s Better off Dead and Ann Cleaves’ Burial of Ghosts and more e-resources (98,708) were checked out than at any other WA regional library.

The full annual report is available on the city website.

The annual electors meeting is scheduled for March 20 at 6.30pm at the city’s North Road administration building.

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