Our founder, James Thomas Peet, established the company in 1895 with the belief that owning property and having a home of your own was every Australian’s birthright. The ‘energetic Englishman’ became one of Western Australia’s most successful and respected real estate people, and the name Peet & Co. became synonymous for ‘reasonable prices and fair dealing’.
Since that time, Peet has survived and thrived – through wars, changes in ownership, listing on the ASX and national expansion – James Peet’s legacy has lived on through the generations. Underpinning our continued growth and success are the very same qualities that were evident more than a century ago – vision; strong leadership; courage and integrity; and a passion for property. It’s a powerful heritage that sets us apart.
Lakes on your doorstep
The beautiful Black Swan and Paganoni Lakes are the key attributes of Lakelands Estate, with their landscapes providing peaceful areas to enjoy and a haven for native wildlife. Situated in the eastern side of the estate, both lakes bring serenity to the estate, and Black Swan Lake's park and playground developments will make the lake a favourite spot for children and adults alike.
Lakelands has recently opened their brand new state-of-the-art shopping precinct. Leading retailers Coles, Kmart and ALDI anchor the centre, and many other speciality stores provide locals with a variety of facilities. The Town Centre is the new social hub of the estate, providing a vibrant mix of retail, entertainment, community and soon to be residential offerings, as well as the newly opened WestSwim Lakelands.
Lakelands Estate has been named the best Masterplanned Development in Western Australia at this year’s Urban Development Institute of Australia WA’s gala dinner.
Today, Lakelands Estate integrates new housing with seniors living; retail and commercial; civic uses; and education within a beautiful natural environment. More than 1,400 households now call Lakelands home, in addition to the residents of the award-winning Lattitude Lakelands over 55s lifestyle community.
Over 55 Lifestyle estate close by
Having family near to home is the ultimate comfort. Here, with Lattitude Over 55's Lifestyle Village situated within Lakelands Estate, the opportunity to live near your retired loved ones is made possible.
Life in the great outdoors is what West Australians do best, and here at Lakelands Estate we have provided outdoor sanctuaries for the young and young at heart. With a variety of playgrounds, beautifully landscaped parklands, and picturesque community focal-points throughout the estate, you're sure to embrace life closer to nature.
Our expertise and commitment to quality, innovation and excellence has made us an industry leader across all aspects of our work. We are proud to have earned more than 70 coveted industry community awards for excellence in planning, design, environmental management and the development of sustainable communities.
We’re pleased to have earned respect from industry, partners and our residents – and proud to celebrate that achievement with you.
Community way of life
Within the estate, you'll find a vibrant and well established community, featuring a wide variety of events, activities and support. The Lakelands Community House brings the residents together through playgroups, seniors association, and sustainability committees. Enjoy a warm and friendly residential community at Lakelands- simply get involved.
With the charming city of Mandurah and all its amenities only a short drive away, Lakelands boasts an ideal location for families. Its position allows you to live and play locally, with beautiful beaches just a stone's throw away, as well as superb golf courses and fishing facilities. Lakelands Estate also borders Mandjoogoordap Drive, which conveniently has direct access to the freeway.
Located conveniently just south of Lakelands Shopping Centre, Lakelands Primary School boasts over 500 enrolled students (K-6), and features the latest learning technology in their visual arts and music rooms, and sports courts. Lakelands Estate also features Mandurah Baptist College directly opposite, which opened in 2005 and is a private co-educational school offering exceptional education K-12 for 1,500 students currently.
Future schools are also in conceptual and planning stages, with Lakelands Senior High School announced to be built north of the Town Centre and expected to open to Year 7 students in 2019.