Your community, your say

Your opinions and views are important to us.  We seek feedback from the broader community and stakeholders to help guide and inform the decision making process.  We endeavour to maximise community and stakeholder participation in its activities through timely, accurate and understandable communication.

Current consultation projects
Previous consultation projects

Current consultation projects 

Review of Local Laws - Local Government Act 1995

The Town of Claremont proposes to review the following local laws in accordance with section 3.16 of the Local Government Act 1995:

  • Activities on Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law 2003
  • Dogs Local Law 2012
  • Fencing Local Law 2000
  • Health Local Laws 1997
  • Local Government Property Local Law 2000
  • Signs Local Law 2000
A copy of the Local Laws may be inspected at or obtained from the following locations:
  • Council Office – 308 Stirling Highway Claremont WA 6010
  • Claremont Community Hub and Library – 327 Stirling Highway, Claremont WA 6010
  • Website - click here

Submissions about any of the local laws listed above may be made to the Chief Executive Officer at:
PO Box 54              
Claremont WA 6910
or toc@claremont.wa.gov.au
Submissions must be received by the Town no later than 5pm, Monday 19 September 2022.


Draft Local Planning Policy 207 – Public Art


Council at its Ordinary Meeting on 26 July 2022 resolved to advertise a draft Local Planning Policy 207 – Public Art.
 
The objectives of the draft policy are:
 
(a)          Provide for the ability to impose conditions on development approvals requiring contributions towards the provision of public art.
(b)          Improve interpretation of cultural, environmental and built heritage.
(c)           Create and enhance a sense of place by encouraging public art forms.
(d)          Improve legibility by introducing public art which assists in making streets, open spaces and buildings more identifiable.
 
Submissions should be lodged via toc@claremont.wa.gov.au . Written submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Town of Claremont, PO Box 54, Claremont WA  6910. 
 
Submissions close 5:00pm Friday 26 August 2022.  Any submissions received will be considered as part of the determination process and your submission will be publicly available in the Council Agenda.
 
All enquiries should be directed to the A/Director Planning & Development  – Donna Shaw via dshaw@claremont.wa.gov.au

View the draft Local Planning Policy 207 – Public Art​.

Community Centre Survey

What activities would you like to see at your local Community Centre?

We would like to hear from anyone aged 15 and above on what classes, workshops and indoor activities you would like to see in Claremont, and what you would participate in. To assist us with future planning and support community connection and wellbeing, we are seeking your feedback.

Click here to complete the survey. 

Survey closes on 12 August, 2022. 

Swanbourne Station Precinct Masterplan Survey - The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage 


The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is asking for feedback on how you use the Swanbourne area. You can lodge your feedback in a short online survey on the department’s website and information gathered will be used to inform the Swanbourne Station Precinct Masterplan.

You can find out more about the Masterplan and complete the survey by following the link below.

All queries relating to the Masterplan should be directed through the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

Click here to complete the survey. 

Survey closes on 4 July, 2022. 

Draft Town Centre Precinct Structure Plan


The Town and its planning consultants have prepared a Draft Town Centre Precinct Structure Plan (Draft PSP) over the past two years to guide future planning and development options in the Town Centre Precinct.   

The Draft PSP draws together significant other work undertaken for the Town to support the Draft PSP inclusive of a Retail Needs Assessment, Traffic Transport and Parking Strategy, Infrastructure Capacity review, Environmental, and Noise and Vibration studies, a Public Open Space and Community Facilities Strategy and Built Form Modelling.

Click here for the Draft PSP
Click here for the summary of the Draft PSP
Click here for FAQs.

The following supporting documents for the PSP have been prepared and provided for your information, noting that these documents are still in draft form and have not been endorsed or adopted by Council:

Consultation is now closed. 

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 

Do you have, or know someone, with a disability?  If you do, you can help the Town of Claremont to keep building an accessible and inclusive community, one we can all feel proud of.  We are committed to welcome and include people of all abilities in everything we do, and to keep building a friendly and welcoming community. This means ensuring people with disability, their family and carers can access our facilities, information, events and services.
The Town of Claremont is reviewing its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) for the next five (5) years and we’re interested to hear from people of all ages and abilities as to how we’re going, and how we can be more inclusive and accessible to everyone who lives or visits our Town. Our DAIP sets goals to help all people, including people with disability, feel welcomed, included and have equitable access to buildings, information, public consultations, complaints processes, services and employment.
Access refers to infrastructures such as footpaths, ramps, ACROD parking and toilets and includes making information available in formats, like large print, audio and braille, to meet varying needs.
Inclusion means people of all abilities having equal opportunity to participate in the Town of Claremont’s services, programs, events, consultation and employment.
You can help shape the Town of Claremont’s DAIP by:

  1. Completing our community survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Claremont_DAIP or requesting a hard copy from the Town of Claremont (9285 4300 or email us on toc@claremont.wa.gov.au)
  2. Contacting Mr Stephen Psaila-Savona, the independent and confidential consultant the Town of Claremont has engaged to capture your feedback on info@getinsight.com.au or 0404 654 700.
  3. Sharing this link on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and/or Instagram so more people see our survey.
  4. Emailing this link to people who may be interested in participating.

Consultation is now closed. 

Public Open Spaces and Community Facilities

As part of preparing the Local Planning Strategy, 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, which will sit along-side the Town’s Local Planning Strategy. The Local Planning Strategy sets the objectives and long-term planning directions for the Town to ensure a suitable supply of appropriately zoned land to accommodate future population change and economic development over a 15-year period. This document is key in shaping ‘where, why and how’ of future planning and development outcomes in the Town of Claremont.  

Consultation is now closed. 

Strategic Community Plan, Local Planning Strategy, Precinct Structure Plan 

Over the last few months, the Town has been engaging with the community to get ‘your say’ on three important plans:
  • Strategic Community Plan Review
  • Local Planning Strategy
  • Precinct Structure Plan for the Town Centre

Consultation is now closed. 

Strategic Community Plan Review - Claremont Ahead 2031

The Strategic Community Plan ‘Claremont Ahead’ sets out in broad terms the visions, aspirations and objectives of the community. Claremont Ahead forms the basis for the Town’s projects and endeavours and is the over-arching strategic document through to 2031.

Consultation is now closed

Precinct Structure Plan

The Precinct Structure Plan focuses on the Claremont Town Centre and immediate surrounds. This plan will provide more detailed guidance on the design, planning, assessment and implementation of future development in the Town Centre.

Consultation is now closed. 

Draft Local Planning Strategy

The Local Planning Strategy sets the objectives and long-term planning directions for the Town to ensure a suitable supply of appropriately zoned land to accommodate future population change and economic development over a 15 year period. This document is key in shaping ‘where, why and how’ of future planning and development outcomes in the Town of Claremont.

Following on from the survey and community consultation events held in mid-2021, the Town prepared a draft Local Planning Strategy for Council’s consideration.
At its Ordinary Meeting dated 14 June 2022, Council resolved to adopt the draft Local Planning Strategy for the purpose of forwarding it to the Western Australian Planning Commission for certification and requested permission to extend the formal public advertising period from 21 days to a minimum of 60 days.

The documents were submitted to the Western Australian Planning Commission on 20 June 2022.

The Statutory Planning Committee of the Western Australian Planning Commission is now required to review the draft Local Planning Strategy to determine if the documents should be certified for the purpose of proceeding to advertising.

Once the Town receives certification, the draft Local Planning Strategy will then be publicly advertised by the Town where community members may make formal comment. Further updates on this project will be provided in due course.

For more information  please see our FAQs.

The following supporting documents have been prepared for your information:

Consultation is now closed. 

Saunders Street Parking

The Town is reviewing parking settings along Saunders Street 
To complete the sruvey click here

Submissions are now closed

Thomson Road Parking 

To complete the survey please click here.
Submissions are now closed. 

Bernard Street

To complete the survey please click here

Submissions are now closed. 

Rob Roy Street

To complete the survey please click here

Submissions are now closed. 

George Avenue

To complete the survey please click here

Submissions are now closed. 

Planning Scheme Amendment No. 138 – Stirling Highway (Eastern Highway Precinct)

At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 15 September 2020, Council resolved to initiate Scheme Amendment No. 138 to its Local Planning Scheme No. 3. We are now seeking feedback from landowners, business proprietors and residents that may be affected by this amendment.

The Amendment includes two main components:

  1. Rezoning of land along Stirling Highway between Leura Avenue and Loch Street. The majority of properties adjacent to the Highway in this area are partially zoned ‘Highway’ but include unzoned land (former Primary Regional Road under the Metropolitan Region Scheme) which will be included in the ‘Highway’ zone with a Density Coding of R-AC3 (current density is R40).  Several additional adjacent properties are also proposed to be included in the ‘Highway’ zone.

  2. Modifying the Scheme Text to allow between six and eight storey mixed-use development with a height limit of 21-27m (current limit is 12m), and introduce changes to development controls to reduce the amenity impacts on adjacent Residential zoned properties.

Click here to view Local Planning Scheme Amendment No. 138.
Click here to open the submission form which may be emailed to toc@claremont.wa.gov.au (email preferred) or posted to PO Box 54, Claremont WA 6910.

Submissions are now closed. 

Events at Claremont Showground

After receiving a number of complaints along with a petition from local residents in November last year, the Town is requesting feedback from the broader community about the impact of events at the showgrounds.
The survey focuses on three types of events: Music and other Festivals; Exhibitions; and the Royal Show and other Family-Friendly events.
All residents within the locality received a hard-copy survey in their letterbox between 5 January and 12 January 2020 along with the summer edition of Flourish. The survey can also be completed online with a limit of one survey per person accepted.

Submissions are now closed. 

Dogs at Claremont Football Oval

The Town is seeking community feedback on dogs at Claremont Football Oval. 
Claremont Football Oval is a dog on-lead public open space, allowing Claremont residents to exercise their dogs on-lead at times when the oval is not being used by Claremont Football Club. Council recently received a petition, signed by 88 residents of Claremont on the Park, requesting to change the oval to a dog off-lead exercise area. As a result, the Town is now seeking community feedback on whether the restrictions on dogs at this space should change.

Submissions are now closed. 

Proposed installation of timed parking restrictions - Mofflin Ave, Claremont

The Town is seeking community feedback on the installation of timed parking restrictions along Mofflin Avenue. The proposed timed parking restrictions will be as per the Town's Precinct Parking Policy. The objective is to ensure that vehicles can safely travel in and out of the street, whilst also minimising the impact on street parking for local residents due to increased activity from tradesmen attending nearby construction sites. 

Submissions are now closed. 
 

Draft Budget 2020-21

Council has approved a Draft Budget 2020-21.
This budget means that, for the overwhelming majority of Claremont's ratepayers, rates will remain at the same level or less than they were in 2019-20. You can get more information on how your rates are calculated with our Budget 2020-21 Q&As.

Submissions are now closed.

Perth Transport Authority long term single lane road closure - Claremont Crescent

As part of the State Government’s Metronet Claremont station project, the Public Transport Authority has proposed a long-term single lane road closure of Claremont Crescent, west of Stirling Road, for westbound traffic. The lane closure will accommodate critical works along the train line and ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclist, motorists and personnel performing the work. The closure will also act as a temporary principle shared path (PSP) as the main PSP will be closed between Graylands Road and Australind Street for the duration of the works. These closures will be in place for up to eight months to March 2021. 

A map of the closure can be found here

Comments are now closed. 

Claremont Museum Upgrade
The Town's Freshwater Bay Museum was closed in January 2017 in preparation for an upgrade. The closure facilitated a major review of the Town's collection and planning for the new facility.
Consultation of neighbouring residents and stakeholder groups has led to the development of a concept plan of a new building, upon which the Town is now seeking community feedback. 

Click here for further information 
Click here to view the concept plan for the site

Comments are now closed.