Town of Claremont

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about a local government area. For the suburb, see Claremont, Western Australia.
Town of Claremont
Western Australia
Claremont LGA WA.png
Population 10,180 (2012 est)[1]
 • Density 2,078/km2 (5,380/sq mi)
Established 1898
Area 4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Mayor Jock Barker
Council seat Claremont
Region West Metropolitan Perth
State electorate(s) Nedlands, Cottesloe
Federal Division(s) Curtin
Claremont logo.png
Website www.claremont.wa.gov.au
LGAs around Town of Claremont:
Nedlands
Cottesloe Town of Claremont Nedlands
Cottesloe Peppermint Grove Swan River

The Town of Claremont is a local government area in the inner western suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, located about halfway between the port city of Fremantle and Perth's central business district. The Town covers an area of 4.9 square kilometres (1.9 sq mi), maintains 48 km of roads and 87 km of footpaths, and has an estimated population of 9,891 as at June 2010.

History[edit]

The Claremont Municipal District was created on 17 June 1898 out of parts of the Claremont Road District. On 1 July 1961, Claremont became a town following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

The Town is divided into 3 wards, each electing three councillors. The mayor is directly elected.

  • South Ward
  • West Ward
  • East Ward

Suburbs[edit]

* Both these localities are only partially contained within the LGA boundary.

Landmarks[edit]

The Claremont Showgrounds is home each year to the annual Perth Royal Show in September–October. Claremont railway station is located adjacent to the Town's main shopping area, which consists of cafes and street shopping in Bay View Terrace and St Quentin's Avenue, as well as the Claremont Quarter shopping centre. Claremont Oval is used for Australian Rules football, and there is a par-three golf course at Lake Claremont. Other landmarks include several private schools: Scotch College, Methodist Ladies' College and Christ Church Grammar School.

On 18 November 2010 the heritage listed Council Chambers were gutted by fire. The fire which started in the local library at the rear of the buildings spread through the offices and chambers, causing millions of dollars worth of damage.[3][4][5]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1903 2,727
1911 4,222
1921 5,511
1933 5,946
1947 7,769
1954 8,643
1961 8,601
1966 8,938
1971 9,179
1976 8,629
1981 8,193
1986 7,397
1991 8,822
1996 8,688
2001 8,562
2006 8,942
2011 9,280

Mayors[edit]

See also[edit]

  • AmpFest, Youth and music festival overseen by the Town of Claremont

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 30 August 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Fire destroys Claremont Council offices". PerthNow (The Sunday Times). 19 November 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Fire guts Claremont council and library". 720 ABC Perth (ABC Radio). 19 November 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Beatrice (19 November 2010). "Fire destroys Claremont council offices". The West Australian. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°58′48″S 115°46′55″E / 31.980°S 115.782°E / -31.980; 115.782