Mayor's Message



Spring 2017

FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK

We have recently developed our Strategic Community Plan. Claremont Ahead 2027 provides a clear direction of our priorities for the next ten years. The plan has been developed with extensive community consultation and takes into consideration the needs of our changing population. Thank you to everyone for your feedback throughout the consultation period. This is your community, and it’s important to have your say in local matters. I encourage you to view the full report available on this website.

We have also recently had the Council Elections and I am thrilled to be able to represent the residents of the Town of Claremont as your Mayor for another term. I would like to thank everyone who voted for me and for entrusting me to continue in the role. I would like to say congratulations to Councillors Bruce Haynes, Jill Goetze and Paul Kelly for returning to Council and would like to welcome Councillor Sara Franklyn. I am looking forward to working with the Council to ensure we continue to deliver the high standard of service and facilities the Town provides to our residents.

The redevelopment of Lake Claremont Golf Course is now complete and I was fortunate to be able to attend the opening in October. The restoration includes 9 par 3 holes and new clubrooms. The facility will be managed by a private operator, Golf Oracle, attracting new patronage, reducing annual ratepayer subsidy and lifting the amenity of the precinct.

 


Jock Barker,
Mayor