The Capital Works Program has been developed to meet anticipated community infrastructure needs and the future development of the Town to align with the strategic plan, driven by population growth, requirements of the community and asset management. These works include footpath replacement, traffic management treatments and road re-sheeting works among other minor capital works.
Upcoming capital works
Christmas decorations installation
Underground power project
Claremont Museum upgrade
The Town's Claremont 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 for the museum site.
The project involves upgrading the existing office, museum building and carpark as well as replacing the storage building and renovating the public toilets facility.
The museum was built in 1862 and was the state’s first municipal museum when the Town opened the building in 1975. Two of the buildings were deemed either tired or not fit for purpose, and after extensive community consultation, Council resolved to upgrade the facilities to best meet the future needs of the community.
Project funding allocated in the Town’s budget includes $500,000 for the museum renovations, $200,000 for public toilet facility upgrades, and $130,000 for an upgrade of the carpark. In addition the Town secured a $760,000 Lotterywest grant to include a new community facility to support public programs and activities as part of this $1.26 million project.
for further information
to view the concept plan for the site
Claremont Museum Redevelopment
The Town would like to advise that the redevelopment of the Claremont Museum is scheduled to commence on Monday 25 January, 2021.
Mrs Herbert's Park, the playground, and foreshore access will remain open for use by members of the community. Most of the carpark will be fenced for use by the construction company whilst construction is underway. As a result, designated public parking will be permitted on the upper grassed area for this period.
Claremont Train Station upgrade
The Public Transport Authority identified Claremont Train Station as the best location for trains to turn back towards Perth to support the Forrestfield-Airport Link. The proposed project also includes a broader upgrade of the station's facilities.
Click here for more information about the Claremont Station project.
Inquiries regarding this work can be directed to the Claremont Station Project on 9326 3666, email email@example.com or visit www.metronet.wa.gov.au.
For an overview of these major projects, please click here.
Residents living within the proximity of these upcoming works will have received correspondence from the Town providing project details. If you have any queries regarding these works, please contact us.
Claremont Station Project out-of-hours work
As part of the METRONET Claremont Station Project, out-of-hours works will be happening on the railway line between Loch Street station to Swanbourne station from Sunday 17 January to Thursday 21 January 2021.
Night works will occur between 7pm and 7am, including the following activities:
• Installation of overhead line equipment structures
• Underboring of cross services
• Signalling commissioning for pedestrian crossing changes
• Installation of signalling and communications cables
• Rail deliveries
• Claremont Station platform treatment works
• Works on the pedestrian underpass
To facilitate these works, trains on the Fremantle Line will be cancelled each night from 17 January to 22 January 2021 from 8:30pm until first service the following morning. Train replacement buses will operate while trains are cancelled. All work will comply with a Town of Claremont noise management plan.
If you have any concerns during this out-of-hours work, please contact the site supervisor directly on 0419 753 161.
Footpath reconstruction- Cliff Road, sections between Brae Road and Stirling Highway (east side)
The footpath reconstruction project to be undertaken on the east side of Cliff Road, between Striling Highway and Brae Road, is scheduled to commence Monday 18 January 2021. The goal is to complete these works before Fridy 22 January 2021, weather permitting.
Road Rehabilitation Project - Walter Street (between Stirling Hwy and Melville St)
The Road Rehabilitation Project for Walter Street (between Stirling Hwy and Melville St) is scheduled to commence on Monday 11 January 2021. Works are expected to occur during typical working hours (7am to 5pm) on weekdays. The goal is to complete the works before Friday 22 January 2021, weather and contractor availability permitting.
Road Rehabilitation Project - Senate Street (between Chancellor St and Melville St)
The Road Rehabilitation Project for Senate Street (between Chancellor St and Melville St) is scheduled to commence on Monday 18 January 2021. Works are expected to occur during typical working hours (7am to 5pm) on weekdays. The goal is to complete the works before Friday 29 January 2021, weather and contractor availability permitting.
Victoria Avenue - Modification to footpath / verge outside Claremont Museum
We wish to advise that some enabling works for the redevelopment of the Claremont Museum project which will be starting in 2021, are scheduled as follows:
Removal of a portion of the verge and footpath on the south side of Victoria Avenue is scheduled to commence on Wednesday 16 December 2020. The goal is to complete the works by Monday 21 December 2020.
Installation of a pedestrian footpath is scheduled to commence Tuesday 22 December 2020. Worksare expected to occur during typical working hours [between 7am and 5pm] on weekdays. The goal is to complete the works by Thursday 24 December 2020.
Claremont Crescent - Long term road closure
As part of the State Government’s Metronet Claremont station project, the Public Transport Authority has 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.
Claremont Crescent - Update November 2020
Civil works to support the installation of turnback infrastructure between Barnfield Road and Claremont Crescent, and the construction of the new retaining walls on either side of the rail reserve, are due to commence.
To safely undertake these works in accordance with national guidelines, additional vegetation clearing is required within the rail reserve. Seven peppermint trees on Public Transport Authority-managed land on Claremont Crescent West need to be removed in order to:
• provide adequate working room for machinery to build the northern retaining wall
• ensure that workers comply with Safe Work Australia Excavation Work Code of Practice, where plant and material must be kept away from the zone of influence
• fulfil rail safety requirements to provide safe working room at track level.
The project team has investigated alternative construction methodologies to avoid the removal of trees, however none of these options were possible due to insufficient space to carry out the works safely. We understand the community highly values the flora of the area, and the removal of trees is only undertaken as a last resort.
The PTA will be revegetating the area when landscaping is undertaken mid-2021, which includes planting the same numbers of trees as removed. The landscaping concept will be developed in consultation with the Town of Claremont in the coming months. For more information please contact the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia.
To report a problem
Roads signs line markings and traffic signals are serviced by Main Roads WA.
WORK ZONE PERMIT APPLICATIONS are required to be submitted to temporarily obstruct road, verge, footpath or parking bays. Download the application form
ROAD SIGNS - To report a problem with a road sign please lodge the problem with Main Roads WA
INFRASTRUCTURE - To report a problem with the Town’s roads, paths, drainage, street name and parking signs, or any other infrastructure, contact us.
STREETLIGHTS - To report a problem with Streetlights please lodge the problem with Western Power, unless in the Town Centre (Bay View Terrace, St Quentin Ave and Freshwater Close then please contact us)
SEWER or MAINS WATER - To report a problem with Sewer or Mains Water please lodge the problem with Watercorp.
View our street sweeping maintenance schedule.
View private and council owned right of way information.
CROSSOVER MAINTENANCE is the responsibility of the owner of the adjacent property with the exception of bitumen crossovers constructed prior to January 2016 which the Town will maintain. View the Town's Policy Manual for more information, or view our guidance for all new developments, new crossovers or when making changes.