Locals laws, policies, delegation register & FOI


Integral in aligning Councils operations with its mission, vision and direction are its Policies. These policies, adopted and reviewed by Council every four years, detail the guiding principles on which specific matters are managed.

Below is the Town's Policy Manual as well as the Code of Coduct and local laws. To access any of these please click on the title.

Code of Conduct
Policy Manual

Local Laws

Activities on Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law 2003 (Under review)
Dog Local Law 2012
Fencing Local Law 2000 (Under review)
Foreshore Building Line Freshwater Bay Local Law 2000 
Health Local Law 2010
Height of Buildings - Freshwater Bay Local Law 2000 
Local Government Property Local Law 2000 (Under review)
Town of Claremont Meeting Procedures Local Law 2018
Parking Local Law 2016
Signs Local Law (Including 2008 Amendment) (Under review)
Site Erosion and Sand Drift Local Law 2016
Waste Local Law 2017

Delegation Authority Register

Delegations of authority are required in order to provide the Chief Executive Officer of the Town with the power to exercise duties and make determinations. It is essential that the Town’s delegations are performed in a manner that is in accordance with the adopted governance framework and is compliant with the relevant legislation. The Town is required to keep records on the exercise of its delegations.
To view the register please click here.

Freedom of Information

The Western Australian Freedom of Information Act 1992 gives individuals the right to apply for access to documents held by State Public Sector agencies which includes: Government Departments; Local Authorities; Statutory Authorities and Ministers.
The Town of Claremont is an agency within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act 1992. Accordingly the requirements of the Act apply to the Town of Claremont from the commencement date of that legislation, being 1 November 1993.

The intention of the Act is to:

  • Confer upon persons a general right of access to information held by agencies;
  • Confer upon individuals a right to apply to an agency for an amendment of personal information to ensure that it is accurate, complete, up to date and not misleading;
  • Place an obligation on agencies to make publicly available certain information about their operations.The Act also requires that agencies prepare and publish an Information Statement which conveys the maximum possible detail to the public about its operations and how access may be obtained to public documents.
To view the Freedom of Information Statement please click here.

To apply for access to documents please click here for the application form.

Please note that certain requests for information may require a completed statutory declaration form. Please click here for the declaration form.

For a schedule of the authorised witnesses for statutory declarations, please click here.

Public Interest Disclosures Act 2003

The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2003 facilitates the disclosure of public interest information and provides protection for those making such disclosures and those who are the subject of disclosures.
The Town of Claremont is committed to the aims and objectives of the Public Interest Disclosure Act  2003.  
The Town of Claremont does not tolerate corrupt or other improper conduct, including mismanagement of public resources and strongly supports disclosures being made in respect of conduct which is potentially corrupt or otherwise improper.
Every public authority is required to have a Public Interest Disclosures (PID) officer to receive disclosures of public interest information. At the Town of Claremont, the PID officer is the Director Governance and People.
For further information regarding Public Interest Disclosures please see the Public Sector Commission website.
The Town of Claremont will take all reasonable steps to provide protection to those who make such disclosures from any detrimental action in reprisal for the making of a public interest disclosure.