Mayor Jock Barker said it was important to meet obligations to the State Government but it was paramount the heritage characteristics were protected.
“Our leafy green streets, character homes and numerous parks and open spaces are part of Claremont’s charm,” he said.
“Our town has a unique identity and a distinct sense of character that must be retained and protected.”
Increased residential density plans align with the Government’s objectives of balancing urban expansion with infill development.
At a March 15 meeting, councillors adopted the study for public consultation and endorsed a stages-based approach to development along Stirling Highway.
The model focuses on density in the town centre and east of the town centre while keeping the west area as it is for future consideration.
The northwestern corner of Stirling Highway and Stirling Road would be a designated landmark.
St Louis Village site, which is subject to a master plan, would be included to accommodate long-term redevelopment.
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