Town of Claremont’s Rangers play a valuable role in the community.
They are often the first point of contact with the community for education and other information about the Town’s community initiatives and requirements of various state and local laws. They take an active role during large events held at the Claremont Showgrounds.
Rangers are also authorised to monitor and enforce compliance with specific, Western Australian government legislation and various local laws.
What community issues are rangers involved in?
- Animal control and management
- Dog attacks and dog barking
- Fire Hazards
- Abandoned vehicles
- Littering and rubbish dumping
- Community Safety
The Town of Claremont continues to support initiatives that provide a safe environment for all residents and visitors.
Local police on 131 444
For an emergency call 000
Fire Break Notice 2018/19
Bush Fire Act 1954 (s33.1)
Town of Claremont would like to remind all residential property owners or occupants that on or before 30 November 2018
all grass and inflammable matter must be cleared or slashed to a height not exceeding 5cm.
All other properties must provide for a 3 metre firebreak immediately inside the external boundaries of the land. In addition, trees must be trimmed back to provide a vertical clearance of a minimum of 3.5 m to allow fire appliances to drive along the firebreak.
If it is considered impracticable for any reason whatsoever to implement any of the requirements of this notice, you may apply in writing to the Town of Claremont by no later than 15 November for permission to implement alternative measures.
Click here to view the Fire Break Notice 2018/19.
If you have any enquires please contact the Ranger Services on 9285 4300.
The Town facilitates regular Licensed Premises Meetings to ensure that any anti- social behaviour is combated promptly and Claremont is a safe community for all ages. The meeting is open to all residents and representatives of a licensed premise.
Schools - Parking and Safety
Please refer to the below document for information about driving safely around our schools and parking information as well as some other useful tips and hints.
Local police on 131 444
For an emergency call 000
For all emergencies with our state please click here
Hazard reduction is a simple way to help protect your property from fire, and is a legal requirement. You are required on or before the 1st December to clear inflammable matter, on land owned and/ or occupied by you and maintained until the 30th April of the following year. All land including built properties must be free of combustible material during the fire season.
All dwellings and vacant blocks are to be clear of all dried or overgrown vegetation. The owner of any property in the opinion of the authorised officer has to comply with the order issued within the specified time or Town will have the work undertaken at the expense of the property owner.
All Council Rangers are authorised as a Bush Fire Control Officer to administer the Bush Fire Act 1954, and as such can exercise all powers and have the authority to act as an authorised person as defined in the Act.
Penalty for Non - Compliance
A person who fails to comply with the requisitions in this notice is guilty of an offence and liable to a penalty of $5,000. In addition, where the owner or occupier of the land fails to comply with a notice given in pursuant to section 33(1) of the Bush Fires Act 1954, the Town may enter upon the land and carry out the requisitions of the notice which have not been complied with and the Town may recover the amount of any costs and expenses incurred in carrying out those requisitions as a debt due from the owner or occupier of the land maintained clear of inflammable matter up to and including 30 April in the following year.
Are you prepared this storm season?
Prior to storm season is the time to ensure your home, business and family are prepared.
Dangerous storms are the most common natural hazard in Australia. They can cause significant damage to property and also pose a threat to people, animals and the environment.
The impact of storms can be reduced by planning and preparation. Some of the things you can do to keep your family and property safe include:
- Trimming branches around the home to prevent them falling on roofs and cars
- Hiring a contractor to clear trees from power lines
- Clearing gutters and downpipes of leaves and blockages
- Checking the roof for cracked ridge capping, loose tiles or loose nails
- Preparing an emergency kit with a portable battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and a first aid kit.
- Keep a card with emergency numbers, Bureau of Meteorology (1900 155 349), Western Power (131351), Alinta Gas (131352), Water Corporation (131351) and insurance company.
For more information about what to do before, during and after a storm visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services safety information page.
If you need help during a storm call 000 for life threatening emergencies or 132 500 for SES assistance.
To download the storms brochure click here
For all informaton on parking and infringements please click here