Locals Laws, Policies, Delegation Register and FOI

POLICIES
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
Draft Waste Local Law 2017
Dog Local Law 2012
Fencing Local Law 2000
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
Parking Local Law 2016
Signs Local Law (Including 2008 Amendment)
Standing Orders Local Law 2009
Site Erosion and Sand Drift Local Law 2016

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.