Projects & works

Introduction

The Capital Works Program has been developed to meet anticipated community infrastructure needs and the future development of the Town to align with the strategic plan, driven by population growth, requirements of the community and asset management.  These works include footpath replacement, traffic management treatments and road re-sheeting works among other minor capital works.

Major projects

Claremont Museum Redevelopment 

The Town's Claremont Museum was closed in January 2017 in preparation for an upgrade. The closure facilitated a major review of the Town's collection and planning for the new facility.

Consultation of neighbouring residents and stakeholder groups has led to the development of a concept plan for the museum site.

The project involves upgrading the existing office, museum building and carpark as well as replacing the storage building and renovating the public toilets facility.

Redevelopment of the Claremont Museum is scheduled to commence on Monday 25 January, 2021.
Mrs Herbert's Park, the playground, and foreshore access will remain open for use by members of the community. Most of the carpark will be fenced for use by the construction company whilst construction is underway. Designated public parking will be permitted on the upper grassed area for this period.

Click here for more information about the Claremont Museum Redvelopment Project 
Click here to view the concept plan for the site

Claremont Train Station upgrade 

The Public Transport Authority identified Claremont Train Station as the best location for trains to turn back towards Perth to support the Forrestfield-Airport Link.  The proposed project also includes a broader upgrade of the station's facilities.

Click here for more information about the Claremont Station project. 
Inquiries regarding this work can be directed to the Claremont Station Project on 9326 3666, email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or visit www.metronet.wa.gov.au.

Claremont McKenzie Pavilion Redevelopment Project

The Town would like to advise that the redevelopment of the McKenzie Pavilion is scheduled to commence with the works zone fencing being erected from 2 March 2021.
The demolition of the old structure is currently scheduled for 11 March 2021 and the redevelopment works will follow and are scheduled to be completed before Christmas 2021.

More information

For an overview of these major projects, please click here.

Upcoming capital works

Residents living within the proximity of these upcoming works will have received correspondence from the Town providing project details.  If you have any queries regarding these works, please contact us.

Footpath reconstruction - Mitford Street, section between Devon Road and Servetus Street (south side)

The town would like to advise that the footpath reconstruction project on the south side of Mitford Street, between Devon Road and Servetus Street, is scheduled to commence on Monday, 19 April 2021. The goal is to complete these major works before Friday 23 April 2021, weather permitting. 

Claremont Station Project: Shenton Road Closure Extension 

Works on the METRONET Claremont Station Project required for construction of the new rail line between Claremont Station and Showgrounds Station for trains along the Fremantle line to Perth began on 5 March and were expected to be completed early-April.
 
The current Shenton Road closure arrangement between Davies Road and Graylands Road will be required to be maintained through until 30 April. The works relating to the DMO scope are nearing completion however the extension of the closure is required to complete construction of a limestone retaining wall and the length of PSP adjacent to Shenton Road.  To accommodate these works safely the temporary closure of Shenton Road is still required due to the proximity of works to the road.

The following traffic arrangements will remain in place as follows:
  • Shenton Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic between Davies Road and Graylands Road. Shenton Road vehicular traffic will be detoured via Davies Road, Lapsley Road and Graylands Road.
  • The principal shared path and Shenton Road westbound will remain part of the work area.
  • Shenton Road eastbound lane will be bi-directional for cyclists.
  • Traffic controllers will assist cyclists and pedestrian traffic across the intersection.
  • The traffic signals at Shenton Road and Davies Road will be modified.

Works will occur between standard construction hours 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday, this arrangement is expected to be in place from Friday 9 April till Friday 30 April 2021.
 
Shenton Road will be open between 4pm Friday 16 April to 7pm Sunday 18 April 2021 to accommodate events occurring in the vicinity.  The PSP users are to use on road cycling facilities or the northern verge of Shenton Road during this temporary open of Shenton Road.

Road Rehabilitation and Footpath upgrade - Dunbar Road and King Street

We are pleased to advise that the programmed road and rehabilitation footpath upgrade projects for Dunbar Road (between Princess Road to Hammond Road) and King Street (between Dunbar Road and Bay Road) are scheduled to commence on Monday 12 April, 2021.
Works are expected to occur during typical working hours (between 7am and 5pm) on weekdays. The goal is to complete the works before Friday 7 May, 2021.

Intersection Improvement Project 2020-2021 - Bay View Terrace and Princess Road

We are pleased to advise that the programmed intersection modification project for Bay View Terrace and Princess Road is scheduled to commence on Tuesday, 27 April 2021. Works are expected to occur during typical working hours (between 7am and 5pm) on weekdays. The goal is to complete the works before Friday 30 April 2021.

Claremont Crescent - Long term road closure 

As part of the State Government’s Metronet Claremont station project, the Public Transport Authority has a long-term single lane road closure of Claremont Crescent, west of Stirling Road, for westbound traffic. The lane closure will accommodate critical works along the train line and ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclist, motorists and personnel performing the work. The closure will also act as a temporary principle shared path (PSP) as the main PSP will be closed between Graylands Road and Australind Street for the duration of the works. These closures will reamin in place for the duration of works. 

Claremont Crescent - Update November 2020

Civil works to support the installation of turnback infrastructure between Barnfield Road and Claremont Crescent, and the construction of the new retaining walls on either side of the rail reserve, are due to commence.
 
To safely undertake these works in accordance with national guidelines, additional vegetation clearing is required within the rail reserve. Seven peppermint trees on Public Transport Authority-managed land on Claremont Crescent West need to be removed in order to:
• provide adequate working room for machinery to build the northern retaining wall
• ensure that workers comply with Safe Work Australia Excavation Work Code of Practice, where plant and material must be kept away from the zone of influence
• fulfil rail safety requirements to provide safe working room at track level.
 
The project team has investigated alternative construction methodologies to avoid the removal of trees, however none of these options were possible due to insufficient space to carry out the works safely. We understand the community highly values the flora of the area, and the removal of trees is only undertaken as a last resort.
 
The PTA will be revegetating the area when landscaping is undertaken mid-2021, which includes planting the same numbers of trees as removed. The landscaping concept will be developed in consultation with the Town of Claremont in the coming months. For more information please contact the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia.
 

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