Mayor's message


May 2022

Quenda Update 
To date, the quendas release program at Lake Claremont has been a success with multiple sightings, indicating they have taken well to the area. Unfortunately, as they continue to settle in and seek new territory, there have been incidents of them being struck by cars as they cross roads surrounding the lake. We have put additional quenda crossing signage in the area but please remember to slow down and keep a look out when driving near the lake to minimise incidents. This is also a timely reminder to ensure your dogs are on lead and under control outside of the designated dog exercise area as well. We appreciate your support with ensuring a successful quenda rehabilitation program.

Nighttime Business Support
Over the past few months, we have seen some fabulous initiatives from local businesses that have been supported by our Night-time Activation Grants. These grants are part of our ongoing commitment to support the local economy in the Town Centre and further afield in the Claremont community. Lemon Tree will be hosting VIP styling sessions on Thursday nights throughout June, whilst the recently re-branded Moose Café in Maude Jackson Walk has launched its Saturday live music sessions. Local businesses seeking advice on launching their own events or looking at cross promotion with the Town are encouraged to get in touch with our Community Engagement team.

GO Bin Waste
The WESROC Native Plant Subsidy Scheme held across May has now sold out! Thank you to those who supported this terrific initiative. With the extra planting and gardening happening over the winter season, remember that your garden organics, or ‘GO’ bin, is used for exactly this – green waste only. This includes small branches, lawn clippings, leaves, prunings and weeds. Other organic waste, such as food scraps, is not allowed. A contaminated GO bin cannot be repurposed for mulch. For tree stumps or other large items (<1.5m long) which can’t fit into your GO bin, please leave for bulk verge collections or drop them off at the West Metro Recycling Centre for a fee.

Places to Play
With support from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program providing $60,000 in funding, Cresswell Park is home to the newest playground in Town, a fantastic nature play space for children. The playground features climbing logs, monkey bars and other equipment to encourage exploration and play in a sustainable way. The LRCI Program grant also supported the resurfacing of Claremont Park committing $50,000 which now has new rubber softfall matting ordained with native plant patterns, the first of its type in Claremont. The LRCI Program supports local Councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Jock Barker