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Our latest COVID-19 local news

All the latest news in regarding COVID-19 in Albury, and what it means for you.
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Another lockdown blow but together we'll overcome

Thursday 16 September 2021

The return of lockdown is another heavy blow to our community, but we can take some comfort in knowing our city is resilient and ready to spring back into economic action as soon as this latest lockdown ends.

AlburyCity is stepping up its emergency food relief program, as Covid-19 takes a toll on those doing it tough.
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Help for those doing it tough

Monday 13 September 2021

Covid-19 restrictions are taking a costly toll on people across our community but for some, the pandemic is making it challenging to put food on the family table.

Works to upgrade the filter system at the Albury Swim Centre have been delayed by Covid-19 restrictions
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Covid delays swim centre opening

Wednesday 1 September 2021

The seasonal opening of the Albury Swim Centre will be delayed by a week because Covid-19 has affected the final stage of works to upgrade the pool filter units.

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Mayor reassures community

Saturday 14 August 2021

AlburyCity has assured the community that council will continue to provide all essential services throughout the state-wide lockdown period.

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Budget sets foundation for growth

Thursday 8 July 2021

An important foundation for the local economy has been cemented into place, after our Councillors formally approved AlburyCity’s budget for 2021-2022.

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New budget to drive growth

Thursday 29 April 2021

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.

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On the road to tourism recovery

Thursday 4 March 2021

Our tourism sector took a battering when COVID-19 restrictions effectively cut us off from our valued visitors last year, but the underlying strength of our beautiful region is fuelling a recovery that will benefit us all.

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Grant help at the click of a mouse

Thursday 18 February 2021

While our region looks to recover from the latest COVID-19 setback, there’s never been a better time to nurture growth for our businesses and community groups – and new help to make dreams come true is now more easily available at the click of a mouse.

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Better times ahead in 2021

Thursday 4 February 2021

Hello everyone, welcome to the first column of 2021 – and this year we can all look forward to better and brighter times.

A day of pride for new Australian citizens
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Australia Day celebration moved indoors

Monday 25 January 2021

Twenty eight new Australian citizens will be officially welcomed at scaled back Australia Day activities in Albury tomorrow.

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Spirit shines when most needed

Thursday 17 December 2020

The troubled year of 2020 is drawing to an end and while many of us will be glad to bid farewell to the year that will forever be known for a global pandemic, it’s also worth noting that our community spirit shone at a time when we needed it most.

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Data centre plan a positive sign

Thursday 3 December 2020

A symbolic signing this week has pointed the way forward to business growth and improved digital connectivity across Albury and Wodonga.

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Border opening a new beginning

Thursday 19 November 2020

At midnight on Sunday, our community will take a massive step towards a ‘new normal’ in a COVID-19 world, and with it comes a chance to reconnect with loved ones, reclaim what we once took for granted, and power ahead with a program of economic recovery.

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Encouraging picture for housing

Thursday 5 November 2020

A major annual report has confirmed Albury enjoyed sustained and significant housing growth in 2019-2020.

Buying from locally owned businesses creates jobs and keeps money in our community.
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Go Local to boost economy, jobs

Wednesday 7 October 2020

AlburyCity is joining forces with the Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce and the business community to support a national initiative aimed at driving economic activity and employment growth on the border.

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Go Local and help your community

Thursday 24 September 2020

Amid hopeful signs of recovery as COVID-19 restrictions ease, a new campaign aims to give a kick-start to local businesses and employment.

Water station activated by sensor to reduce Covid risk
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Hands off for safer hydration

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Albury’s first touch-free drinking fountain has been installed, to provide safer water for the community during the COVID-19 risk.

AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack and CEO Frank Zaknich have pressed the state government to address problems caused by the border closure
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Recovery committee to address border impacts

Thursday 20 August 2020

There are hopes of changes to border restrictions and the provision of NSW Government support to local businesses, following a high-level meeting between border council leaders and the NSW Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, in Albury today.

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Consultation starts on Regional Deal

Thursday 13 August 2020

At a troubling time for our local economy, an important range of meetings has provided hope for the future, as the community supported a landmark agreement that will supercharge Albury Wodonga’s social and economic future.

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CEO's Message

Thursday 30 July 2020

New data confirms Albury Wodonga’s economy is taking a heavy hit from the latest tighter border controls and in response Council is working closely with governments and industry on a proposal to ease the pressure while also minimising the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

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Council works to ease border burden

Thursday 30 July 2020

New data confirms Albury Wodonga’s economy is taking a heavy hit from the latest tighter border controls and in response Council is working closely with governments and industry on a proposal to ease the pressure while also minimising the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

We're all urged to plant trees or shrubs at home this year as National Tree Day falls victim to COVID-19
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Do your bit for the planet at home

Thursday 30 July 2020

National Tree Planting Day activities in Albury have fallen victim to COVID-19 this year, but the community can still help to make our planet breathe more easily by digging in at home.

Long delays on the causeway a symbol of the struggle facing local businesses
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Mayor calls for border support

Monday 20 July 2020

AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack has called on the NSW Government to provide specialised financial support to local businesses, as further tightening of border restrictions takes a rising toll on the border economy.

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Budget to help drive recovery

Thursday 2 July 2020

Our Councillors have formally endorsed a range of measures that will help local residents and businesses further along the road to recovery from COVID-19.

Murray River councils unite in a show of force
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Councils unite to demand fair go on border

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Mayors and CEOs from communities spanning both sides of the Murray River from Corryong to Wentworth are joining forces in an unprecedented show of strength to convince the NSW Government to ease its latest tough border restrictions.

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Report offers hope for tourism recovery

Thursday 18 June 2020

With our tourism sector taking tentative steps toward recovery from COVID-19, a new report has provided encouraging proof that the foundations are in place for the industry to overcome the challenges that have made 2020 such a difficult year.

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Stay loyal to local

Monday 15 June 2020

Whilst restrictions ease and our businesses recover from the impact of COVID-19, we encourage you to support our local business community when you can.

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Good signs for recovery

Thursday 21 May 2020

The reopening of our parks, playgrounds, fitness zones and Customer Service Centre is an encouraging sign as we work together towards social and economic recovery from COVID-19.

Visitors are urged to follow health regulations as parks are reopened
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Call for care as parks reopen

Friday 15 May 2020

AlburyCity’s playgrounds and parks have reopened, in line with health advice from the NSW Government.

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LLS: No camping on travelling stock reserves

Thursday 14 May 2020

With the closure of camping grounds and parks around NSW due to COVID-19, Local Land Services is reminding people not to camp on Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs).

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Have your say on our Draft Budget

Thursday 7 May 2020

Our Draft Budget 2020-21 has been endorsed for community feedback and we’d like your feedback to help us deliver the best budget possible for the upcoming financial year.

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Statement from AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Albury City Council has tonight resolved not to grant the Melbourne Storm a user agreement to utilise council facilities during their temporary visit to the city.

AlburyCity CEO Frank Zaknich issues statement on Melbourne Storm
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Statement from AlburyCity CEO Frank Zaknich

Monday 4 May 2020

Council understands the NSW Government has supported Melbourne Storm’s location to Albury as a temporary training base and is awaiting written confirmation.

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Our Draft Budget 2020-21

Thursday 30 April 2020

We’re working together through the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, with Council proposing a Draft Budget that offers financial hardship relief while ensuring we can continue to provide the services that our city needs to function at a high level.

A new campaign encourages those affected by domestic violence to seek help
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TV ads carry powerful message

Wednesday 29 April 2020

A powerful new campaign against domestic violence is about to reach local television screens.

Draft budget offers relief in hard times
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Council presents draft budget

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Capital works projects worth $53M will be delivered to the Albury community, under AlburyCity’s proposed 2020-21 draft budget.

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Business-specific COVID-19 relief and recovery

Tuesday 28 April 2020

We recognise the hardship and economic challenges that are being faced and will continue to be faced by our local business community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our people at work

Thursday 23 April 2020

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Working towards recovery

Thursday 9 April 2020

At this uncertain time, we’re working with our community to find a way forward into the light when the COVID-19 crisis ends.

Councils join forces to urge community members to look out for each other
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Kindness is Catching

Wednesday 8 April 2020

AlburyCity and Wodonga Council are encouraging all Border residents to look out for their neighbours - particularly those who are most vulnerable - and show their community spirit during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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Council closes outdoor play spaces

Friday 27 March 2020

In support of reducing the impacts of COVID-19 within our community and in line with the Public Health (COVID-19 Places of Social Gathering) Order 2020, we will today commence closing all outdoor play spaces including playgrounds, skate parks and fitness stations.

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Safety is our top priority

Thursday 26 March 2020

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Council responds to government orders

Wednesday 25 March 2020

AlburyCity has closed more facilities, in line with new Federal Government requirements aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19.

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Clarifying statement from the Mayor

Tuesday 24 March 2020

The NSW and Victorian Cross-Border Commissioners have confirmed that there will be no closure of the border between the states.

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Working together in challenging times

Friday 20 March 2020

AlburyCity is continuing to deliver Council services, despite the challenges presented by the Coronavirus emergency.

The NSW Government decides not to rescind the Albury Gold Cup half-day holiday
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Public holiday to proceed

Tuesday 17 March 2020

The NSW Government has confirmed the half-day public holiday on Friday will proceed as gazetted, despite the decision to run the Albury Gold Cup without crowds in attendance.

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