Council Meetings

Meeting Dates


Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7.00pm.  To view the 2017 dates please click here

It is advised that the Ordinary Meeting of Council scheduled to be held 7 March 2017 has been cancelled.

Please note that the Ordinary, Meeting of Council scheduled to be held 20 June 2017 will now be held Tuesday 27 June 2017 commencing at 7:00pm at the Town of Claremont Council Chambers, 308 Stirling Highway, Claremont. The Ordinary Meeting of Council scheduled for 20 June 2017 has been cancelled.

Previous Minutes & Agendas


For copies of 2014, 2015 and 2016 Council agendas or minutes please click here. 

Council’s Role

  • Direct and control the Local Government’s affairs;
  • Be responsible for the performance of the Local Government’s functions;
  • Oversee the allocation of the Local Government’s finances and resources; and
  • Determine the Local Government’s policies.


Asking Questions


The Town of Claremont Standing Orders provides an opportunity for the public to ask questions at Ordinary Council Meetings.  To assist those wishing to ask questions at a Council meeting, Council has adopted its "Public Question Time - Standard Procedures" which outlines the procedures including;
  • how questions are to be submitted,
  • when during the meeting questions are attended,
  • to whom questions are put, and
  • our responses are provided. 
For all the details on the Public Question Time - Standard Procedures please click here

A total of 15 minutes is set aside for questions at the beginning of each meeting which may be extended by resolution of Council.  To ensure an equal and fair opportunity is provided to everyone, a period of two minutes per speaker will be allocated. 

Questions are to be put to the Mayor and should be in writing and placed on the table near the microphone once presented.
Public Question Time Forms are available to assist you.  Please click here for a copy.


Responding to Questions


Once a question is asked the Mayor may:
  • Respond to the question asked;
  • Refer the question to an officer for response;
  • Take the question on notice, in which case a written response will be forwarded to you and included in the agenda papers in the next Council Meeting. 


Submissions to Council


The Town of Claremont Standing Orders provides an opportunity for the public to make submissions at Ordinary Council Meetings.  A total of 15 minutes is set aside for community submissions at the beginning of each meeting, which may be extended by resolution of Council. 

With the consent of the Mayor, the public may speak on any matter on the meeting agenda. To ensure an equal and fair opportunity is provided to address Council, a period of five minutes per speaker will be allocated, however, this may be extended by a resolution of Council.


Community Submissions


Submissions are to be put to the Mayor. Notice to speak must be provided in writing to the Chief Executive Officer by noon on the day of the meeting;  The submission must be put prior to a decision being made on the matter by Council. Submissions forms are available by clicking here.
 

Petitions


The Town of Claremont Standing Orders provides an opportunity for the public to submit petitions at Ordinary Council Meetings.  Petitions shall be respectful and temperate in language and shall be presented to the Chief Executive Officer or Council by a Member. 

A petition must:
(a)     contain the name, address and signature of each petitioner; and
(b)     have the name of the person who lodged the petition with the Council shown at the top of each page thereof. 

To view in full the Standing Orders please click here


General Meeting of Electors


The Local Government Act requires Council to hold a General Meeting of Electors once a year.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Annual Report for the previous financial year, and then any other general business. 

Committee Meetings

There are also several Committees to assist Council in its role which meet on a quarterly basis.  There are also several Committees of which the community are invited to be members. 

These Committees are: 

  • Audit and Risk Management Committee
  • Freshwater Bay Museum Advisory Committee
  • Lake Claremont Advisory Committee
  • Foreshore Advisory Committee

These Committees are comprised of Town of Claremont administrative staff, Councillors and members of the public. For copies of Committee Agendas and Minutes please contact the Town on 9285 4300.