Town of Claremont

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Town of Claremont
Western Australia
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Population10,054 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,052/km2 (5,310/sq mi)
Established1898
Area4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
MayorJock Barker
Council seatClaremont
RegionWest Metropolitan Perth
State electorate(s)Nedlands, Cottesloe
Federal Division(s)Curtin
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WebsiteTown of Claremont
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 a population of approximately 10,000 as at the 2016 Census.

History[edit]

The Municipality of Claremont 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 Showground 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
2016 10,054

Mayors[edit]

Heritage listed places[edit]

As of 2020, 822 places are heritage-listed in the Town of Claremont,[6] of which 20 are on the State Register of Heritage Places, among them the Claremont Teachers College, the Claremont Post Office and the Claremont Railway Station.[7]

See also[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Claremont (T)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  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.
  6. ^ "Town of Claremont Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Town of Claremont State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 28 April 2020.

External links[edit]

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