Youth Mayor recognised for leadership

Youth Mayor recognised for leadership

Seventeen-year-old Eli will receive his Order of Australia NSW Youth Community Service Award from the NSW Governor, Margaret Beasley, at a virtual ceremony next month.He was nominated for the award by his school, Xavier High School.The award recognises Eli’s leadership role in making a difference for Albury’s young people.Some of the projects he has helped to deliver include: The Retro Connect CardRetro LivestreamClean Up Graffiti DayAlburyCity’s Youth Strategy, andThe Gindaymanha Sports Carnival The year 12 student, who’s led the Youth Council since April 2020, said he was honoured to be recognised for his work but that delivering services and facilities to the region’s young people was a team effort.“This award is recognition for everyone who’s worked together to make a real difference for Albury’s young people,” he said.“My fellow Youth Councillors, with the support of AlburyCity Councillors and staff, have worked to a plan based on feedback from other young people, to design and deliver projects that make our city an even better place not only for youth, but for the community as a whole.“We have some awesome young people serving our community and it’s exciting to be able to raise their profile and voices so that we can play a real and lasting role in the way our city will look in the years ahead.”Led by Eli and Deputy Youth Mayor, Colbey Baines, the Youth Council has 14 members ranging in age from 13 to 20, and meets weekly to discuss a wide range of issues affecting Albury’s young people.
AlburyCity News
14 Sep 2021
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Help for those doing it tough

Help for those doing it tough

That’s why we’ve stepped up our emergency food relief program at our community centres, Glenecho and Mirambeena, to provide hampers of fresh, nutritious food to help people doing it particularly tough…
AlburyCity News
14 Sep 2021
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Noreuil Park closed by high water

Access to the park will remain off limits until the water falls to a safe level.The Riverdeck Café, which has been providing takeaway services, will also close until the river falls.High water has als…
AlburyCity News
8 Sep 2021
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Our community the winner in top awards

Our community the winner in top awards

The Albury community’s dedication to sustainability and recycling has been recognised in two prestigious national awards.
AlburyCity News
7 Sep 2021
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Covid delays swim centre opening

The centre was scheduled to open on 18 September but that has been postponed until September 25 while the work is completed, Covid restrictions permitting.Covid-19 restrictions have delayed the delive…
AlburyCity News
3 Sep 2021
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Pavilion to link river and city

Designed by local architect Carly Martin, See the Forest will celebrate summer in our region with a focus on the Murray River and the shady trees it provides.The ephemeral architecture will be the thi…
AlburyCity News
2 Sep 2021
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Bravehearts' White Balloon Day

Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day is Australia’s largest and longest-running awareness and fundraising campaign dedicated exclusively to the prevention of child sexual assault and exploitation.Alison Gea…
AlburyCity News
2 Sep 2021
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Top junior talent for Lavington

Top junior talent for Lavington

The national championship will bring more than 1300 players, officials, and supporters to the city, with the financial benefits to flow to businesses and attractions across the border region.The state…
AlburyCity News
19 Aug 2021
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Mayor reassures community

Mayor reassures community

Mayor Kevin Mack said the vital services and facilities to keep the city functioning safely and efficiently would be delivered, although non-essential services would be temporarily closed.“While most …
AlburyCity News
15 Aug 2021
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