Mayor's message

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February 2021

The Public Transport Authority (PTA) commenced their significant works on the Claremont Station Project early this month, and while there were issues of excessive noise, vibration and traffic build up initially, the Town’s officers have worked with the PTA to mitigate these where possible.

The works support the Forrestfield-Airport link, and therefore are intrinsically tied to the Metronet program of works.

I want to thank you for your patience during this time, and as a community we can help by supporting the business’s around the project area who are still open for business.  The PTA has advised that the major works will continue until early April.  For more information or queries please contact 9326 3666 or visit metronet.wa.gov.au

 
A Night on Bay View
As a result of the State Government lockdown and associated restrictions, the popular ‘A Night on Bay View’ event was postponed. The event will now take place on 20 March at Claremont Park. I look forward to joining the community for a wonderful evening of music from WASO.
 
Lemon Tree Pop-Up
Last week our sustainable clothing store Lemon Tree pop-up opened. The store, a collaboration with Anglicare WA, has had a successful first week. Lemon Tree gives the Claremont Town Centre a sustainable option for shopping and several workshops and events will be held over the next six months. I encourage you to visit the pop-up store at the rear of 18 Bayview Terrace (behind Empire Homewares).  All proceeds go towards Anglicare WA’s Young Hearts Child Counselling Service, a domestic violence counselling service for children, dedicated to breaking the cycle of family and domestic violence.
 
Events at Claremont Showground survey
In January, we asked our community for feedback on events held at Claremont Showgrounds as a result of increased complaints from residents in relation to safety concerns, and a request from the Royal Agricultural Society of WA to conduct more concerts and events at the Showgrounds.
 
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. The Town is now collating the responses and analysing the results. The report and a summary of the findings will then go to Council.
 
McKenzie Pavilion upgrade
The McKenzie Pavilion upgrade will commence next month, transforming it into a multi-use community facility, with a space for private and community functions that utilises the existing vista and views of the reserve.  The builder for the project has been awarded with clean-up of the site the next step.

 

 


Jock Barker,
Mayor