About Us

Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre (PLEEC); purpose, contact details, centre location, parking and transport.


PLEEC is a venue available for hire by the local community and is a place for environmental education. We aim to promote environmental awareness, respect for Noongar Boodja and encourage positive behavioural change towards sustainable living practices.

Contact Us

Office hours vary depending on bookings within the centre.  Please ensure you make an appointment if you wish to speak to a staff member to avoid disappointment.

General Enquiries & Venue Hire

For all general enquiries, venue hire bookings and information, please contact our Facilities Support Officer.

Janet McGinty

Ph: (08) 9364 0791

Email: janet.mcginty@melville.wa.gov.au

Environmental Education Programs and Events

For all enquiries regarding City of Melville environmental education programs and events, please contact our Environmental Education Officer.

Sarah-Jane McMahon

Ph: (08) 9364 0790

Email: sarah-jane.mcmahon@melville.wa.gov.au

Environmental Volunteering

For all enquiries regarding City of Melville environmental volunteering opportunities, please contact our Environmental Community Liaison Officer, who is based at Piney Lakes on Mondays and Fridays.

Brian Walker

Email: brian.walker@melville.wa.gov.au


The PLEEC is situated within Piney Lakes Reserve, on the corner of Leach Highway and Murdoch Drive, Winthrop. Vehicle entry access to the PLEEC is via Leach Highway (west-bound only), between Murdoch Drive and Riseley Street.

Transport and Parking

PLEEC is easily accessible using public transport as there are bus stops on both sides of Leach Highway adjacent to the PLEEC entrance. Regular services run from Bull Creek or Fremantle Train Station. 

There is a large turning circle at the entrance to the building for easy access for private bus services. The main car-park has a 50 vehicle capacity and is a short walk from the PLEEC. There is one ACROD car-park available at the PLEEC entrance.

An alternative car park is accessible from Murdoch Drive and is located next to the Sensory Play Park. This is recommended for visitors who wish to use the walk trails through the reserve.