The 31st Governor of WA, His Excellency Malcolm McCusker, visited Albany this week accompanied by wife Tonya and Young Australian of the Year, Azram Azimi.
Governor McCusker said he enjoyed his visit and the whirlwind tour of the city was “invigorating”.
“I have visited Albany on numerous occasions, the last being five or six years ago, but this is the first visit in the capacity of Governor,” he said.
“The tour has been very, very informative and we have realised how much is going on in Albany and what a great city it really is.”
Governor McCusker said visits to Albany and Mt Lockyer primary schools, Hawthorn House and the waterfront precinct were highlights.
“The two primary schools we visited were delightful,” he said.
Mt Lockyer principal Maxine Augustson said the students were “very responsive” to the visit. “The Governor was excellent, very interested in the school and it was fantastic for the students to have the opportunity to speak to him,” she said.
“He and his wife spoke about the Kids Who Give program they have operating and how children can contribute to society.”
Governor McCusker said Albany had made a “very good impression” on him.
“The community here is very go-ahead and even though it is said to be a made up of mainly retirees … they are doing a lot of things and helping others,” he said.
On Monday, the dignitaries toured the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Princess Royal Fortress, Albany UWA Science Building and on Tuesday visited Albany Hospital and Albany Entertainment Centre.The tour heads to Mt Barker today, after morning tea at Amaroo Retirement Village.