Perry Lakes Design Guidelines


Perry Lakes holds a significant place in the collective memory of many Western Australians. Built to host the 1962 Commonwealth Games, Perry Lakes was recognised as an iconic sporting venue of considerable value. For many, Perry Lakes provided an intensely personal study of the heroic clarity, openness and beauty of modernist architecture. It became a monument to its time and purpose.

CODA was engaged to develop Design Guidelines and Detailed Area Plans for the Landcorp housing development project at this site. We worked closely with Roberts Day to develop built form and urban design outcomes respectful of the site’s unique cultural, environmental and historical significance.

The Perry Lakes project has created a new high quality residential development on the former stadium site which compliments the proposed sporting facilities at AK Reserve. The development has respectfully interwoven elements of the heritage and history of the past with a new type of product for the area; created an exciting benchmark for sustainability in the area over and above the Act requirements; created an inspiring example that will lead the way for new approaches to diversity in housing and communities; and, is sensitive to its neighbouring communities.