Projects & works


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.

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Major projects
Upcoming capital works
Christmas decorations installation
Underground power project

Major projects

Freshwater Bay Museum upgrade 

The Town's Freshwater Bay 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.
The museum was built in 1862 and was the state’s first municipal museum when the Town opened the building in 1975. Two of the buildings were deemed either tired or not fit for purpose, and after extensive community consultation, Council resolved to upgrade the facilities to best meet the future needs of the community.

Project funding allocated in the Town’s budget includes $500,000 for the museum renovations, $200,000 for public toilet facility upgrades, and $130,000 for an upgrade of the carpark. In addition the Town secured a $760,000 Lotterywest grant to include a new community facility to support public programs and activities as part of this $1.26 million project. 

The next step of the project will be to finalise the detailed design for the new building prior to moving to construction tender

Click here for further information 
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.
As part of the Claremont Station project, a variety of construction activities will soon begin between Showgrounds and Swanbourne stations, including out-of-hours work. Work will commence on Monday 8 June with out-of-hours work scheduled from Friday 12 June to Monday 15 June between 7pm and 7am. A variety of machinery will be used across the site during the works. If you feel there is excessive noise during the out-of-hours work, please contact the site supervisor on 0427 112 691 or 0409 630 114.

The Fremantle line will be closed following the last evening services from Perth to Fremantle stations at 7.30pm and 7.55pm on Friday 12 June and will reopen for the first services on the morning of Monday 15 June 2020. Replacement buses will be available.  

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 or visit

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 - Pennell Rd 

The footpath reconstruction project along the south side of Pennell Road, between Bay View Terrace and Chester Road, is scheduled to commence on Monday 7 December 2020. The goal is to complete the works before Friday 11 December 2020, weather permitting. 

Christmas Decoration Installation

 The Christmas decorations will be installed in the Swanbourne Shopping Precinct on the night of Sunday 15 November 2020 and in Claremont Town Centre on the night of Monday 16 November 2020. Some laneways within the Town Centre will have decorations installed on both these days. Works are planned to be undertaken from 6:00pm to 6:00am. The process has been planned to minimise noise nuisance to residents ensuring work nearest to residences occurs earlier in the evening. Traffic management will be in place to allow safe access around the site for vehicles and pedestrians. 
The lights will be dismantled on the night of Monday 11 January 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 be in place for up to eight months to March 2021. 

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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