About Lake Claremont
Lake Claremont is a Conservation Category Wetland with considerable conservation value and is a prominent landscape feature within the Town’s boundaries. It supports abundant life, both above and below the water and surrounding environs.
Lake Claremont Committee
In 1983 the Department of Conservation and Environment of Western Australia prepared the Darling System report entitled “System 6 Report”. An outcome of the report was that Council prepare a management plan for the Lake Claremont area. In 1985 Council called for community consultation and as a result undertook significant research in 1987.
In February 1992, Council resolved to appoint a committee to prepare and implement a Management Plan for the Lake. Lake Claremont Committee, with community participation, ensures that the Lake is managed by the Town of Claremont, as a healthy natural seasonal lake for both conservation and recreational purposes.
Lake Claremont Management Plan
In August 1989, the Lake Claremont research report (1987-88) was presented to Council. This report was broken into sections on land use, lake chemistry, biology and birds of the region. The research found that water of the lake contained sufficiently large quantities of phosphorous for its waters to be classified as hypereutrophic.
In 1991, Council resolved to appoint a committee to provide advice on works to be undertaken on land surrounding the lake. In 1992, the first management plan was developed for Lake Claremont. This was updated in 1998 and renamed Lake Claremont Policy 1998.
In 2007, the management plan was updated again and approved by Council in 2010, this directed much of the revegetation and conservation works undertaken at the site over the last ten years. During that time, the water quality has improved and a number of bird species have been recorded at the site.
In 2016, the most recent Management Plan was approved by Council. This document has been broken down into separate sections (appendicles) to allow the documenting of all flora and fauna found at the site. Click on the links below to view the Lake Claremont Management Plan and appendices.
The Lake Claremont Management Plan directs actions that need to be addressed in an operational plan and that have been identified to be undertaken at the site over the next twelve months.
The latest Lake Claremont Operation Plan for 2017-18 can be found here.
Friends of Lake Claremont
The Friends of Lake Claremont was established in 2003 to assist in the conservation and enhancement of the lake. Volunteers meet every month to help care for the lake and its surroundings.
Volunteers are invited to join the Friends of Lake Claremont group to assist in lake rehabilitation or help with the newsletter. For further details about becoming a member please contact the coordinator Heidi Hardisty on 9384 2820 or FOLC.WA@gmail.com or by veiwing the FOLC website.
Dog Excercise Areas
Please click here
to view the map for where dogs are permitted in and around Lake Claremont.
Bird Watching at Lake Claremont
A brouchure "Birds in and around Claremont" is available to download. Please click here Alternatively hardcopies are available from our Administration Office to help enhance the experience.
For further information regarding other birdwatching locations please contact Birdlife WA on 08 9383 7749 or email@example.com
Encouraging Bird Fauna into the Town of Claremont
Town of Claremont prides itself on its established tree stock and to encourage a wide variety of birds into your garden, here are some guidelines to assist you in creating a bird friendly environment.
- Guidelines for the Development of Bird Habitat - Bushland & Natural Area Managers click here
- Guidelines for the Development of Bird Habitat - Domestic Gardners click here
There is a bird observation platform, access can be gained from Stirling Road Park, Strickland Street or Gloucester Road.
For further Bird Life information please visit the Birdlife Website click here