Council meetings

Meeting dates


Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7pm.  
To view the Ordinary Council Meeting dates for 2019, please click here
To view the Ordinary Council Meeting Dates for 2020, please click here

Previous minutes and agendas


For copies of the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Council agendas or minutes, please click here.  For copies prior to this, please contact us at toc@claremont.wa.gov.au or phone (08) 9285 4300. 

Council’s role

  • Direct and control the Local Government’s affairs;
  • Be responsible for the performance of the Local Government’s functions;
  • Oversee the allocation of the Local Government’s finances and resources; and
  • Determine the Local Government’s policies.

Asking questions


The Town of Claremont Meeting Procedures Local Law provides an opportunity for the public to ask questions at Ordinary Council Meetings. To assist those wishing to ask questions at a Council meeting, procedures detailed in the Local Law include:
  • how questions are to be submitted;
  • when during the meeting questions are attended;
  • to whom questions are put; and
  • how our responses are provided. 
You can access the full Local Law document here.

A total of 15 minutes is set aside for questions at the beginning of each meeting, which may be extended by resolution of Council. To ensure an equal and fair opportunity is provided to everyone, a maximum period of five minutes per speaker is allocated. 

Questions are to be put to the Mayor and should be in writing and placed on the table near the microphone once presented.
Public Question Time Forms are available to assist you.  

Responding to questions


Once a question is asked the Mayor may:
  • Respond to the question asked;
  • Refer the question to an officer for response;
  • Take the question on notice, in which case a written response will be forwarded to you and included in the agenda papers in the next Council Meeting. 
Click here to fill out a Public Question/ Statement Time form. 

Submissions to Council


The Town of Claremont Standing Orders provides an opportunity for the public to make submissions at Ordinary Council Meetings.  A total of 15 minutes is set aside for community submissions at the beginning of each meeting, which may be extended by resolution of Council. 

With the consent of the Mayor, the public may speak on any matter on the meeting agenda. To ensure an equal and fair opportunity is provided to address Council, a period of five minutes per speaker will be allocated, however, this may be extended by a resolution of Council.

Community submissions


Submissions are to be put to the Mayor. Notice to speak must be provided in writing to the Chief Executive Officer by noon on the day of the meeting;  The submission must be put prior to a decision being made on the matter by Council. 

Petitions


The Town of Claremont Meeting Procedures Local Law 2018 provides an opportunity for the public to submit petitions at Ordinary Council Meetings.  Petitions shall be respectful and temperate in language and shall be presented to the Chief Executive Officer or Council by a Member. 

A petition must:
(a)     contain the name, address and signature of each petitioner; and
(b)     have the name of the person who lodged the petition with the Council shown at the top of each page thereof. 
 

General Meeting of Electors


The Local Government Act 1995 requires Council to hold a General Meeting of Electors once a year (usually in December) to discuss the Annual Report for the previous financial year, and then any other general business. 

Advisory committee meetings

To assist Council in its role, there are several advisory committees that meet when convened.  These committees are comprised of Town of Claremont administrative staff, Councillors and members of the public.
 

Committee

Terms of Reference

Agenda

Minutes

Audit and Risk Management Committee

Audit and Risk Management Committee Terms of Reference
3 December 2019

3 December 2019

Claremont Town Centre Advisory Committee

Claremont Town Centre Advisory Committee Terms of Reference 10 December 2019 29 August 2019

Freshwater Bay Museum Advisory Committee

Freshwater Bay Museum Advisory Committee  18 December 2019 5 September 2019

Foreshore Advisory Committee

Foreshore Advisory Committee Terms of Reference 27 February 2019 27 February 2019

Lake Claremont Advisory Committee

Lake Claremont Advisory Committee Terms of Reference 7 November 2019 7 November 2019

For copies of any other committee agendas and minutes, please contact the Town on (08) 9285 4300.