Mayor's message


December 2021

It was wonderful to see so many people come together at the 2021 Carols in the Park and share the festive spirit.  It marked the end of a productive year for the Town, which included major upgrades to our Aquatic Centre, the Claremont Museum and McKenzie Pavilion.  We completed a large amount of work on our Precinct Structure Plan and Local Planning Schemes to help plan for Claremont’s future growth. I want to thank everyone who has engaged with the Town, attended events, and given feedback throughout the year. Together who have all helped to maintain and build a better Claremont.
Improving community safety
The Town has progressed with an increased community safety presence with patrols extended to midnight. Community Safety Officers are monitoring our local laws such as parking as well as night-time activations in the Town Centre. There are number of new events planned for the New Year. In partnership with the Claremont Quarter, the Town will welcome a special outdoor pop-up, ‘Welcome to the Otherside’. There’s also a five days of fashion and lifestyle events celebrating the best of Claremont and a weekend of art and music in Avion Way. Look out for the Summer edition of Flourish in your letterbox early in the New Year for all of the details.
Waste not
Don’t forget that the waste transfer station on Brockway Road is there to take your more unusual items for recycling.  Post-Christmas, take your used batteries and Christmas lights to the Centre as these e-waste items cannot be disposed of in your normal bin collection. There are no changes to bin collection days this festive season.
Christmas closures
The Town’s Administration Building and Community Hub and Library will both be closed from 1pm Thursday 23 December, reopening Tuesday 4 January 2022. For immediate assistance from Community Safety Officers, our after-hours line is available on 9285 4300.
On behalf of my fellow Elected Members and staff at the Town, I wish you all a safe festive season and happy new year.

Mayor Jock Barker