AlburyCity News
What’s happening in our community
Thursday 29 April 2021
CEO's Budget message

With a new financial year approaching, we’ve prepared a draft budget designed and built to power a major economic and social recovery in Albury, following the costly effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.

From the Mayor

Our new budget will deliver services and facilities that a growing community needs, but it's also about creating jobs and opportunities to stimulate the economy.

Wagirra Trail extension continues

We're continuing to build a 12-kilometre extension of the Wagirra Trail. The extended trail will follow the Murray River around the perimeter of Wonga Wetlands, opening up spectacular country to walkers and cyclists of all abilities. 

Hit the trail
Walk and ride to healthier future

We're planning some exciting improvements and extensions to our bike and footpath network to keep our community healthy and reduce our emissions.

Pathways to health
Between Borella Road & North Street

The reconstruction will include the removal and replacement of all road pavement, centre median, existing footpath and driveways, as well as installation of new footpath on the western side with road crossings, vegetated median, large trees and landscaping.

Riverside transformation on the way

Our Draft Budget includes $3.9M for the next stages of the Riverside Precinct, which will create a spectacular new place to meet and enjoy the beauty of the Murray River, in the heart of the CBD. A boardwalk, jetty, improved shade and better parking are just some of the improvements that this exciting project will deliver.

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Renewable energy

This project looks to install a 99kW solar system at the Waterview Wastewater Treatment Plant which would generate approximately 150,000kWh of renewable energy every year.

Solar power
Public Wifi Phase 2

Phase 2 of this project will ensure the improved connectivity of our community by expanding the network for free wi-fi access zones in some key public places.

Smart ideas
Wetlands experience to be brought to life

The new Visitor Education and Experience Centre at Wonga Wetlands will be a learning gateway to the wonders of the wetlands. Hosting an estimated 4000 visitors a month, the centre will be a drawcard for locals and visitors alike. 

Learning place
CCTV network for Lavington

We're working closely with NSW Police to develop wireless CCTV systems for three busy areas of Lavington.

CCTV plans
Traffic, water to flow freely

In this budget, we've allocated $3.5M to repair about 40 local roads to ensure traffic continues to flow smoothly and safely. As part of the same program, we'll also rehabilitate and maintain our stormwater drainage network.

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New facilities for players, supporters

The Melrose Park change rooms and amenities are at the end of their useful life. The new sports pavilion building addresses deficiencies such as female change facilities, additional public toilets, storage and community space.

Good sports
AEC Convention Wing

We're proposing to build a modern, state-of-the art Convention Wing at the Albury Entertainment Centre. Subject to receipt of government funding, it would replace the old and outdated existing convention facilities to create a vibrant new space that will attract visitors and expand Albury's place in the lucrative convention market.

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Sewer rehab

In the upcoming year we'll continue our annual program of CCTV inspections of our sewerage network to ensure the system remains highly effective.

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Main gain

As part of our ongoing program to deliver services to the rapidly growing Thurgoona-Wirlinga community, we’ll build a new sewer gravity main from Kerr Road to Brooklyn Fields

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Building waste to be recycled

A new material recovery facility at the Waste Management Centre will more than triple the amount of building and demolition waste we keep out of landfill. At the moment, the material is sorted by hand but the new machinery will make a huge difference. 

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New places to play on the way

We're building new playgrounds for young families in our growth areas. There'll be new places to play at Murray Park, and Ernest Grant Park, to provide large, high quality services for kids of all abilities.

Ernest Grant
Lavington Sports Ground transformation

In this final stage of the redevelopment of Lavington Sports Ground, we'll complete the transformation of the venue into one of the best sports and events spaces in regional Australia. 

Stage 3
Emergency management

Our community will be better protected in tough times, thanks to the ongoing work to provide a state-of-the-art management centre for the region's emergency services.

Stage 2
Better care

Lost dogs, cats and other animals will have better care as they wait to re-homed, under the next stages of plans to develop a new animal management facility.

Care for pets
Works cleared for take-off

Improvements at the Albury Airport's Western Precinct are opening the way towards the development of an airside business park that will help to grow our economy.

Airport growth
Out with the old and in with the new

The old skate bowl in David Street has disappeared as contractors work to deliver our new and modern Regional Skate Park in David Street. Designed with extensive consultation with the community, the new park will be a fantastic place for skaters, riders and others to meet, keep fit, and have fun.

New park
On track for better trails

Our network of mountain bike trails will be improved, guided by an audit of the network and a strategy aimed at developing the best options for riders.

On your bike
Makers' space remediation

The historic pumphouse in Waterworks Road will undergo remediation works to prepare for its transformation into a makers' space for artists and other creators.

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Library acquisitions

The collections at the LibraryMuseum and Lavington Library will be expanded by the acquisition of new books and other items.

Read all about it
Walking Tour

This project will improve the experience for people taking the Albury CBD Historic Walking Tour by refreshing or replacing information bollards.

Get walking
New loos in major upgrade of public toilets

Some of our most aged and rundown public toilets will be demolished and replaced, or given a major facelift to get them up to modern community standards. The works include this concept design for the Hovell Tree Park toilets.

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Parking sensors

A trial of parking sensors spots in the city centre will help to improve parking rotation, as we work to become an even smarter community.

Get smart
Body-worn cameras

As part of ongoing efforts to keep our community and people safe, we’re introducing body-worn cameras for our rangers.

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PO Box 323
Albury NSW 2640
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