Council and committee meetings

Ordinary Council Meetings


Ordinary Council Meetings are held at 7pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise notified) at the Town of Claremont Council Chambers - Level 1, Number One Claremont, 308 Stirling Highway, Claremont.

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend all Council meetings. 

To view the Ordinary Council Meeting Dates for 2021, please click here.

Asking questions

Public questions to video conferenced meetings can only by submitted electronically and must be emailed to toc@claremont.wa.gov.au

The Town of Claremont Meeting Procedures Local Law provides an opportunity for the public to ask questions at Ordinary Council Meetings. To assist those wishing to ask questions at a Council meeting, procedures detailed in the Local Law include:
  • how questions are to be submitted;
  • when during the meeting questions are attended;
  • to whom questions are put; and
  • how our responses are provided. 
Click here to fill out a Public Question form.

You can access the full Local Law document 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 maximum period of five minutes per speaker is allocated. 

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 Meeting Procedures Local Law 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.

Click here to fill out a Statement form. 

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. 

Petitions

The Town of Claremont Meeting Procedures Local Law 2018 provides an opportunity for the public to submit petitions at Ordinary Council Meetings. Petitions shall be presented to the Town of Claremont by no later than 12pm on the day of the Ordinary Council Meeting.  
 
To be accepted, a petition must:
  1. be addressed to the Mayor;
  2. be made by electors of the district;
  3. contain the name, address and signature of each petitioner;
  4. contain a summary of the reasons for the request (Petitions shall be in respectful language).
  5. have the name of the person who lodged the petition with the Council shown at the top of each page thereof.

See an example of a petition template .

Petition including your name and address will be published in the Ordinary Council Meeting minutes from the meeting during which it is presented to Council.

Disclosure: All information (including names and addresses) included in petitions will be published in the Ordinary Council Meeting minutes from the meeting during which it is presented to Council. 

Previous minutes and agendas


For copies of Council agendas or minutes, please click here.  For copies prior to 2015, please contact us at toc@claremont.wa.gov.au or phone (08) 9285 4300. 

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.

General Meeting of Electors


The Local Government Act 1995 requires Council to hold a General Meeting of Electors once a year (usually in December) to discuss the Annual Report for the previous financial year, and then any other general business. 

To view the agenda for the Annual General Meeting of Electors held on 29 April 2021, please click here.
To view the minutes for the Annual General Meting of Electors held on 29 April 2021, please click here.

Advisory committee meetings

To assist Council in its role, there are several advisory committees that meet when convened.  These committees are comprised of Town of Claremont Council Members and Community Representatives and are supported by Administration Staff. Each Committee has a Terms of Reference that can be viewed by clicking the below links:

Audit and Risk Management Committee
Claremont Museum Advisory Committee
Claremont Town Centre Advisory Committee
Complaints Committee
Foreshore Advisory Committee
Lake Claremont Advisory Committee

For copies of committee agendas and minutes, please click here.

The Town of Claremont has extended the period nominations for from community members for a two year term expiring in October 2023 for the following Committees of Council:

Audit and Risk Management Committee 2 Community Representatives
Claremont Museum Advisory Committee 5 Community Representatives
Claremont Town Centre Advisory Committee 5 Claremont Town Centre Business Representatives
Foreshore Advisory Committee 3 Community Representatives
Lake Claremont Advisory Committee 2 Community Representatives

The role of a Committee Member is to attend meetings and participate in making recommendations to Council. These recommendations are used to assist Council Members to make informed decisions. Committee Meetings are generally held on a quarterly basis at either 8.00am or 5.00pm on a weekday. 
      
Nomination forms can be obtained by clicking here. Queries about nominations can be directed to the Governance Officer on 08 9285 4300 or  at toc@claremont.wa.gov.au.

Please return your completed nomination form by 5:00pm on Tuesday 26 October 2021