ALBANY residents have been encouraged to visit the National Anzac Centre with a free membership program and discounted admission fees.
The National Anzac Centre League of Local Legends will be free to join, but only available to community members that reside within the municipal boundary of the City of Albany or to City of Albany ratepayers.
Members of the program will receive a significant discount of 50 per cent on standard admission prices or can enter for free if they are accompanying a paying visitor.
If they do accompany a paying visitor, that paying visitor will also receive a 10 per cent discount.
Albany Heritage Park manager Matt Hammond said a core part of the program will be an increase in events and programming at Albany Heritage Park, with members being the first to be notified about special events and school holiday programs.
“The National Anzac Centre is fast becoming recognised as a cultural pilgrimage of national significance, and we want to provide the local community with every opportunity to experience this and be proud of Albany’s connection to the Anzac legend,” Mr Hammond said.
“The National Anzac Centre precinct and surrounding Albany Heritage Park should be a space for the local community to meet, recreate, socialise and enjoy, just like the role Kings Park plays for local communities in Perth.
“We hope the program will provide a foundation for increasing local engagement with what is fast becoming a national icon.”
Other benefits of the membership program include a 10 per cent discount at the Forts Store Boutique, special offers at Garrison Restaurant and free member events.