Mayor's message


March 2020

It has been a busy start to 2020, with the opening of the new splash pad at the Aquatic Centre, our special Australia Day ceremony and more than 5000 people enjoying the recent WASO concert, A Night on Bay View, in Claremont Park. 

GO for free mulch

The recent introduction of the garden organics bin to our waste collection service is a positive step toward achieving better waste management.  Not only are we reducing waste to landfill, the garden organics collected are recycled to make free mulch for residents to keep our gardens looking lush, while reducing water usage. It’s a win-win for the Claremont community and our environment.

Claremont residents can collect their free mulch from the West Metro Recycling Facility in Shenton Park. See the website at for opening times.

Supporting men’s health

I am looking forward the official opening of the Showground Community Men’s Shed this week.  What a wonderful initiative this is, a place for community to come together to enjoy mateship and to learn and practice skills such as woodwork, cooking and fixing items.  Through our Community Funding Grant, the Town was proud to support the implementation of a community garden at the Shed. I wish the ‘shedders’ many happy hours in their new space.

Community members are welcome to drop in to learn what the shed is all about.  Open weekdays, entry is through Gate 10.  I wish the ‘shedders’ many happy hours in their new space.

Sustainable road seal

The Town is trialling a new recycled road base, which will be poured in Mofflin Avenue this week. The road base uses approximately 10% recycled items and consists of over 30,000 glass bottles and close to 50,000 plastic bottles as well as tyres and recycled asphalt. These small steps all make a difference to our eco footprint for future generations.

As always, there is much happening in our community and I’d urge you to get involved in whatever interests you, from the many and varied activities at our facilities to  annual ARTTRA Light Festival.  To find out about our activities, events and programs follow us on Facebook and Instagram or visit our website.


Jock Barker,

Let’s look out for one another

The Town of Claremont is committed to supporting the safety and wellbeing of our community.

We’re helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 by temporarily closing our administration building, Claremont Aquatic Centre, and Claremont Community Hub & Library.

All our office staff are working remotely, and our essential field staff (including waste, safety, health, and maintenance services) are employing safe practices.

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