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Community consultation

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.

Consultation projects 

Current

Community Health and Wellbeing Plan

The Town of Claremont is embarking on its first ever Community Health and Wellbeing Plan. This is a strategic document required by the State Government that outlines actions to improve community health and wellbeing. 

Help us to gather quality data by taking part in our online survey.

Have your say

Ward and Representation Review

Town of Claremont residents are invited to have their say on options for changes to wards and the number of elected members on Claremont Council.

Tell us how many Councillors you think should represent the Town. 

Have your say

Previous consultation projects

There are currently no parking restrictions on Saunders Street other than 'No Stopping' on both sides of the street between Wright Avenue and Scotch College from 7.30-9am and 3-4pm.
 Residents have expressed concern about visitors including students and parents from Scotch College parking on Saunders Street and the other surrounding streets for extended lengths of time.
The Town is undertaking consultation with the residents of Saunders Street to determine whether to change the parking arrangements on Saunders Street.
Please click here to take the survey.
For more information, please click here.

Consultation is now closed.

The Town of Claremont’s current Street Tree Masterplan (STMP) was adopted by Council in 2013.

Since then, the Town has seen a high number of failures of Western Australian Peppermint trees of all sizes, with many dying across all wards.
This mass decline is caused in a large part by the spread of a specific strand of dieback disease (Phytophthora), as well as the tree’s susceptibility to other pests and diseases, ground disturbances, extreme weather events, and the local soil and groundwater makeup.

This has necessitated this species of tree to be retired from the STMP and replaced with tree species more likely to thrive and provide shade canopy, heat reduction and homes for birds and insects. As well as Western Australian Peppermint, several other trees are in decline within the area including Jarrah, Liquidambar, and Red Flowering Gum trees.

Having a greater variety of tree species across the Town, while still maintaining aisles of a single tree species on a street where appropriate, should make the Town less susceptible to such mass failures in future, whilst still being able to cultivate avenues of trees of a consistent look and type.
It is also proposed that where streets have an existing avenue of mature mixed tree species, that these be categorised as biodiverse to provide a better range of habitat and food sources for native wildlife.

To move forward with the necessary changes to the STMP, as part of the consultation process, we invite you to participate in a short survey so you can have your say on the outcome of your street trees.

Click here to complete the survey and for more information. Survey closes 27 September.

Consultation is now closed.

Council at its Ordinary Meeting on 31 August 2022 resolved to advertise a draft amended Local Planning Policy 206 – Child Care Centres.

The objectives of the draft policy are:

(a)          To provide guidance on the appropriate location of Child Care Centres within the Town.

(b)          To minimise impacts on the amenity of the locality by ensuring that Child Care Centres are appropriately designed and of a scale that is consistent with the character of the immediate area.

(c)           To consider the health and safety of children attending the Child Care Centres within the confines of the planning framework. 

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 23 September 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

Submissions are now closed.

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

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 are now closed.

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​.

Submissions are now closed.

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.

Consultation is now closed. 

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. 

Consultation is now closed. 

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.

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.

Submissions are now closed. 

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.  

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.

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.

The Local Planning Strategy sets the objectives and long-term planning directions for the built form of 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. 

For more information  please see our FAQs.

Consultation is now closed.

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.

Consultation is now closed.

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.

Consultation is now closed.

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. 

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. 

Consultation is now closed.

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.

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. 

Consultation is now closed.

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.

Consultation is now closed.

Thank you for your feedback!

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