About Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre

Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre exists to inspire people to experience and connect with the natural environment and to encourage positive behavior change towards its protection.
 
We take pride in offering unique, authentic and engaging experiential learning opportunities, focused on environmental protection, sustainable living and respect for Noongar Boodja.
 
We encourage people, as individuals or as groups or organisations, to explore their local environment and environmental issues, engage in problem solving, develop skills, make informed decisions and take responsible action.

About Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre

Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre is located within Piney Lakes Reserve. The centre was built in 2001 to showcase sustainable building practices and support ongoing community education about the environment, sustainable living and Noongar culture.
 
The centre reduces carbon output and minimises environmental impact through sustainable building technology. The centre was built using recycled and locally sourced materials, makes use of renewable resources, and was designed to be climate sensitive reducing the need for active heating and cooling. 

Things to Do at Piney Lakes

There are anumber of things you can do at Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre. We hold regular events and workshops, run school excursions and offer opportunities to volunteer. There are also several walking trails and a community garden. 
 

Getting to Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre

Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre is accessible using public transport. Regular services run from Bull Creek Station and Fremantle Train Station.
 
Vehicle access to Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre is via Leach Highway (west-bound only), between Murdoch Drive and Riseley Street.
 
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 centre. There is one ACROD parking bay available at the venue entrance.
 
An alternative car park is accessible from Murdoch Drive next to the Piney Lakes Sensory Play Park.

Venue Hire at Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre

Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre has a number of functions rooms for hire. See our venue hire page for more information.

Contact Us

For enquiries relating to venue hire bookings and centre information, please contact our Facilities Support Officer, Janet McGinty:For enquiries regarding school education programs, environmental events and volunteering at PLEEC, please contact our Environmental Education Officer:

Opening Hours

Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre is not open to the public and office hours vary depending on bookings within the centre. Please ensure you make an appointment if you wish to speak to a particular staff member.

Address

555 Leach Hwy, Winthrop WA 6150.
 
Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre is situated within Piney Lakes Reserve, on the corner of Leach Highway and Murdoch Drive, Winthrop.

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