Claughton Reserve was a product of the move towards improvement of the riverfront, undertaken during the early sixties. In 1961 the Whatley Progress Association campaigned successfully for the establishment of the reserve. It was named in honour of Jim Claughton, a tireless worker for the local area.
The parkland has kept unique aspects of the area and is used today for picnicking, barbequing, fishing, kayaking, boating and walking with family and friends.
The land was owned by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure until 2008 when the land was re-vested to the City of Bayswater. Development of Management Plan
The City of Bayswater is currently developing a management plan for the reserve. This will be completed by the end of this year.
As part of the development of this management plan, the Council has held two workshops with community members to better measure what the expectations of the community are for the area. The summary of the process so far is below
1. Claugthon Reserve Survey Results
2. Claughton Reserve Public Meeting
3. Ordinary Meeting of Council March 2010
City Officers are currently developing a concept plan for consideration by Council based on previous public consultation and technical research. After this plan has been considered by Council, it will be released for a final round of community consultation for the plan.
The community group most active in this area is the Friends of Claughton Reserve. If you would like more information about joining this group, please contact the City’s Environmental Coordinator for more information.