Mayor's message


July 2021

Three key documents that will help guide the future of our town were adopted by the council this month; 2021/22 Budget, Strategic Community Plan ‘Claremont Ahead 2021- 2031 and Corporate Business Plan 21/22- 24/25.
I’d like to extend a huge thank you to those in our community who provided feedback and input into these important documents. As a result of the Town’s strong financial position we were able to maintain a modest and reasonable rate rise while still having the capacity to continue to invest in community assets and economic development.
I am very proud of this budget and to be in a position to continue to deliver the strategies outlined in the Town’s Strategic Community Plan and the same excellent services and facilities our ratepayers are used to.
Night-time activation grants  
As foreshadowed in the 21/22 budget The Town of Claremont will be launching a grants program available to businesses in Claremont to support them to deliver exciting night-time offerings. All projects that provide social, cultural, and economic benefits to the town after 6pm will be considered.
I encourage all Claremont businesses to be a part of the vision for a vibrant nightlife in Claremont. To register your interest in this exciting grants program please email
Art Award & Exhibition 
The Art Award and Exhibition will be held at the Town of Claremont Administration building from Saturday 21 August until Sunday 4 September. All pieces presented in the exhibition are for sale and guests will have the chance to vote for their favourite piece in the People’s Choice Award. Come along and hear from a selection of the artists on the opening weekend at 3pm and 4pm on both days.
Your community, your say 
The Town is seeking community feedback on public open spaces and community facilities in Claremont. This information will be used to prepare a Public Open Spaces and Community Facilities Strategy. To take part in the survey, visit the Your Community, Your Say section on the Town’s website at Feedback closes Monday, 9 August 2021.



Jock Barker,